Apple has announced the first Macbook Pro laptop which will run on Apple’s in-house new 5nm Arm-based M1 processor. The new MacBook Pro comes with a 13-inch display and have a $1,299 starting price. And will replace the previous entry-level MacBook Pro model.
Price and Availability of Apple’s Macbook Pro 13″
The newly refreshed MacBook Pro 13″ with M1 soc will have 2 models the same as Macbook Air, one with 256GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM priced at $1,299 (Rs. 1,22,900 in India). And second with 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM priced at $1,499 (Rs. 1,42,900 in India). New MacBook Pro 13″ will have a maxed-out configuration with 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. It will come in 2 color options i.e Silver, Space Grey, and will be available on November 17th, but you can order it today on Apple Store. Intel based versions are still listed on the website.
Design and Boosted performance
Apple says with the help of the new M1 chipset, the performance of the new MacBook Pro 13″ is 2.8 times faster, with 5 times faster graphics than the previous generation. And unlike the new MacBook Air, this still features an active cooling fan system. It will have two Thunderbolt 4 ports at the left with support for, Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 with a headphone jack on the right side.
Now for display, it will have a 13.3-inch LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology, 500 nits brightness, P3 wide color, and True Tone technology. This 3.0-pound laptop has eight 0.61 inches, a width of 11.97 inches. For networking, it has WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 and features a 720p FaceTime Hd camera same as Macbook Air.
Battery life and Studio-quality microphones
Apple claims that it will support up to 17 hours of web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback, making its battery life the longest battery life ever on a Mac. The new Pro has a studio-quality three-microphone array that supports Dolby Atmos playback. Same Magic keyboard with the Touch Bar that puts the commands you need most right where you need them, saving time and keystrokes.
This new MacBook Pro is not the only new Mac running on the Apple silicon 5nm Arm-based M1 chip. The company also announced a new 13-inch MacBook Air and a new Mac mini, both running on an M1 chip.