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Apple is under known to have released a homemade chipset called M1 aimed at Mac devices at the “One More Thing” live-streaming event on November 11, 2020.
Apple claims that the chip is similar to the processors in the latest iPhone 12 and iPad Air but is made with a different architecture than intel processors in previous models and it offers the world’s best performance per Watt of all CPUs allowing users’ laptops to instantly turn on when unlocked.
Technically, M1 is a system on a chip (SoC) that has an ARM-Apple Silicon architecture made with a fabrication process of 5nm with a total transitor count of 16 billion. If viewed structurally embedded in M1 not only processors but also GPUs and RAM at once. The M1 itself consists of an 8-core processor, an 8 Core GPU, and a 16 Core Neural Engine.
Recently Apple has launched a new product equipped with Apple-made chipset M1. This time the product in question is not a smartphone but a MacBook. Apple has released the first two new MacBooks using the M1 chip, the MacBook Air 2020 and the 13 Inch MacBook Pro. This means that both of these latest MacBook products became Apple’s first ARM-based laptops and received Apple Silicon maintenance. Here’s a quick review of MacBook Air 2020 and MacBook Pro 13 Inch products:
MacBook Air 2020 – M1
Choosing macbook air as the first choice in applying this M1 chip is a rational decision. Because this MacBook Air is one of the most popular and best-selling Macs in the world. In addition, this Water model is among the weakest in performance among other models. Thanks to the use of this M1 chip, the performance of MacBook Air 2020 processors can rise up to 3.5x compared to before and deliver 5x faster graphics performance.
In addition, the use of the M1 chip on macbook air 2020 will make the SSD 2x faster. The MacBook uses a 58.2 Watt lithium-polymer battery that it claims will make mac batteries last. If you’re connected to WiFi, your MacBook Air 2020 lasts up to 15 hours and playing offline videos can last for 18 hours.
Judging by its own design, this MacBook Air 2020 has a design similar to the previous model. The new version measures 11.97×8.36×0.16, 63 inches with a 2.8-pound spout. It comes with a 13.3-inch retina display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. This MacBook display supports P3 color space with a brightness of 400 nits and is powered by True Tone technology.
This MacBook Air 2020 comes with a Magic Keyboard arranged at 1mm away. Inside the keyboard there is a Trackpad Force Touch that is 20% larger, making multi-touch gestures easier such as pinching or zooming in. There’s also Touch ID.
This MacBook Air comes with an 8-core CPU and a 7-core GPU with a choice of RAM between 8GB and 16GB with storage ranging from 512GB to 2TB. If the user wants to double the storage space and one extra GPU core, then the user must pay an additional fee of approximately US$ 250 or equivalent to Rp. 3.500.000.
Speaking of connections, Apple supports WiFi 6, Touch ID, Bluetooth 5.0, and two USB C ports that support charging, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, headphone jack and USB 3.1 Gen 2 on MacBook Air 2020. This MacBook Air 2020 comes with the same 720p camera as the previous model.
MacBook Pro 13 Inch – M1
In addition to the latest MacBook Air, Apple also released the presence of the latest MacBook Pro. It’s the first Pro version to use special maintenance with Apple Silicon derived from the chipset used the M1.
The new MacBook Pro comes with a size of 13 Inch which is arguably smaller than the previous model which has a size of 16 inches. That’s what made its name known as the 13 Inch MacBook Pro. The new MacBook Pro display uses a 13.3-inch display powered by True Tone technology. The brightness level has up to 500 nits.
This MacBook Pro 13 Inch is powered by a magic keyboard equipped with a scissor mechanism that is 1 mm away giving you the best typing experience ever on a Mac laptop. On the keyboard there is a Touch Bar, an escape key, a T-shaped arrow key and Touch ID.
For its own processor, the same as the new MacBook Air uses the M1, but in the new pro version it’s Intel Core i7 up to 4-core. This 13 Inch MacBook Pro is supported with RAM ranging from 16GB to 32GB and up to 4TB of storage. The processor used delivers graphics performance up to 80% faster and ssd speeds of up to 3.0 GB/s. Apple claims that this 13 Inch MacBook Pro has an outstanding battery life that lasts up to 17 hours.
This MacBook Pro 13 Inch makes it easy to operate your laptop using Apple Pencil, such as designing, editing photos or creating 3D models. The new version of the MacBook Pro comes with four ports, one of which is a Thunderbolt 3 port supported with USB C.
MacBook Air 2020 and MacBook Pro 13 Inch Price
Both these laptops are both MacBook Air 2020 and MacBook Pro 13 Inch can be ordered starting from November 11, 2020 yesterday and only available on November 17, 2020. For MacBook Air 2020 with M1 chip is bandrol priced around US$ 999 or equivalent to Rp. 14 million and for the MacBook Pro 13 Inch is bandrol priced around US$ 1299 or equivalent to the price of Rp. 18 million.
That’s the latest news from Apple, which has released the MacBook Air 2020 and the 13 Inch MacBook Pro equipped with the M1 chip. Hopefully what is reviewed in this article provides information for you about the latest products from Apple. Good luck and good reading.