Apple MacBook Pro 13 and Macbook Air 13 models with Apple M1 Chip are now in stock online on Amazon US. The 8GB ram 256GB SSD Macbook Pro M1 variant has a launch list price of $1,299.99 ( Feb 2021 Lowest Price: $1,219 ) and the 8GB ram 512GB SSD variant sells for $1,499.99 ( Feb 2021 Lowest Price: $1,429.99 ) . These new Apple M1 based Macbook Pro laptops are available in 2 color options- Space Grey and Silver.
Apple Macbook Air 2020 with an M1 chip is currently selling for $993.96 on Amazon US. This model is available in Silver, Space Grey, and Gold colors.
These new Apple Macbook 13 models are powered by Apple’s own M1 chip instead of Intel Core i5 / i7 processors. This is an ARM-based chip offering great performance and battery life over Intel’s current line-up.
Apple M1 chip features an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU. It also has a 16-core Neural Engine for AI-related tasks. Out of the 8 cores, 4 of them are performance-cores while the rest are power-efficient cores giving the user the best of both worlds. If you take Geekbench benchmarks scores, the Apple M1 chip beats everything out there in the market.
Since this is an ARM based chipset, you can run Apple iPhone and iPad apps natively without hiccups. Apple boasts around 20 hours of battery usage on the Macbook Pro and around 17 hours with the Macbook Air, which are insane numbers to have on a portable latpop.
Macbook Pro with Apple M1 Chip Specs
- 13.3-inch display ( LED-backlit / IPS / 2560×1600 resolutuion / 227PPI / 500nits / Wide color P3 support / True Tone Technology )
- Apple M1 chip ( 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores / 8-core GPU / 16-core Neural Engine )
- 8GB ram ( unified memory )
- 256GB SSD / 512GB SSD
- Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports ( Supports DisplayPort / Charging / Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s) / USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s) )
- 3.5mm Headphone jack
- Backlit Magic Keyboard
- Touch ID sensor
- Touch Bar
- Ambient light sensor
- 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
- Bluetooth 5.0
- 720p FaceTime HD camera
- External display support – One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
- Native DisplayPort output over USB-C
- Stereo speakers
- Studio-quality three-mic array with directional beamforming
- macOS Big Sur
- Up to 17 hours wireless web / Up to 20 hours media playback
- Battery capacity: 58.2Whr
- 61W USB-C Power Adapter