Anyone who is looking to buy a new MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro will be happy to know that Apple has just updated its MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. And while the external design and the dimensions are the same for both laptops, the technical specifications has been updated significantly.
Instead of relying on Intel processor like it did for over a decade, Apple has started making its own processor. They are calling their first Mac silicon the Apple M1 chip. And it’s a huge step-up from the old Intel SoCs that Apple used.
Intel processors had always been a bottleneck for Apple laptops as well as iMacs. With the introduction of Apple silicon, that shouldn’t be a problem. Apple will design its own chip and customize the software based on that.
With Apple controlling both the software and hardware of its laptop, Apple will be able to make MacBooks more powerful and make it more efficient.
And the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro just do that. You will see that the new Apple laptops are not only faster but are also more efficient.
The new MacBook Air is up to 3 times faster than the outgoing model. On top of that, you will be happy to know that the laptop has better battery life than ever. In fact, you will be able to run movies for upwards of 18 hours on a single charge. If that translates to real-world, it will be huge.
The MacBook Pro 13 is just as impressive. The MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro share the same M1 SoC. However, the difference lies in the GPU configuration. While the MacBook Air has a 7-core GPU, the Pro gets a 8-core GPU. It’s also worth noting that the MacBook Pro gets a dedicated fan for coolingm and the MacBook Air doesn’t.
Besides that, the MacBook Pro has a louder speaker compared to the Air. It is also the one to get better battery life. Apart from that, the two laptops are quite similar.
With the Apple custom chips, the MacBooks will further differentiate itself from other Windows laptop.
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