Yesterday, Apple hosted a launch event to unveil the new M1 silicon for its Macs. However, that was not the only innovation that was revealed by the tech giant.
The tech firm launched two new Macbooks driven by the latest M1 chipset at the event: the new 13-inch Macbook Pro and the Macbook Air (2020).
The 13-inch Macbook Pro
As stated earlier, the new 13-inch Macbook Pro features the latest chipset from Apple, and it boasts of improved performance.
The laptop comes with a 13.3-inch HD Retina display and a colourful touchpad just above the magic keyboard.
According to Apple, the processor in the new Macbook Pro is up to 2.8x faster, the GPU is up to 5x quicker, and it is up to 11x quicker in machine learning than the previous models that featured Intel processors.
It arrives in 8GB / 16GB RAM variants and up to 2TB of internal storage space. For connectivity, the laptop supports two thunderbolt ports, an audio port, Touch-ID, a studio-quality three-mic array, an HD camera, and Wi-Fi 6.
Further, the laptop offers the user with excellent battery life. It delivers up to 17 hours of web browsing and 20 hours of video playback, which is the longest any Mac has offered.
The new 13-inch Macbook Pro will be available in space grey and silver colour options, and it is available for pre-order currently.
It carries a price tag of $1,299 ($1,199 for education), and its sales will officially begin on November 17.
The Macbook Air (2020)
The new Macbook Air is the first laptop in the Air-series to feature an Arm-based processor.
Thanks to the new M1 chip, the laptop boasts of 3.5x faster CPU speed, up to 5x faster graphics speed, and up to 9x speedier machine learning.
The new Macbook Air also arrives with a 13.3-inch Retina display panel with a P3 wide colour gamut. It features up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of native storage space.
Besides its long-lasting battery, which Apple claims offer 18 hours usage on a full charge, the new Macbook Air features Touch ID, Wi-Fi 6, two USB-C ports, support display port, thunderbolt 3, and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port.
The new Macbook Air will debut gold, silver and, space grey. Like the new Macbook Pro, it is already available for pre-order, and it will also go on sale starting November 17.
The new Macbook Air offers you improved performance at an affordable price of $999 ($899 for education).