M1 MacBook Pro 2020

November 26, 2020

Photo Credit: Apple.com


The M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch is another big recharge for Apple’s smallest MacBook Pro earlier this year. And while the former featured quite a slight specification bump, this new launch assures us to be innovative.

That’s because the MacBook Pro 13-inch no longer uses Intel hardware for its processor and built-in graphics. It instead uses the new 5nm M1 chip that has been developed by Apple itself. 

The company promises that the M1 chip permits the new MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020) to perform better, and increase the battery life.


The prices of the M1 MacBook Pro start at $1,299 for the 256GB SSD/8GB RAM model, with the 2TB SSD/16GB RAM model starting at $2,299. Both the models come with the identical M1 chip with an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. And can store up to 2TB of data. 


While there’s a lot of advanced and innovatory things about the MacBook Pro 13-inch. But some other things have gone untouched, and the display is one of them.

This means you’re still receiving a 13-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. And True Tone technology (that changes the colour temperature of the display according to the ambient light). And P3 wide colour range support. The last thing is very significant for photographers and video editors. As they work on assignments that need exact colours.

It’s a lively, vibrant screen that remains brilliant. So for many, the update that Apple hasn’t improved the display will be a relief. But Apple’s competitors like Dell, HP, and Razer are proposing higher resolutions, and OLED tech, to make some gorgeous laptop displays. Apple is at risk of being left behind.


Now that we’ve had the MacBook Pro (M1, 2020) for a while, we can probe deeper into its performance. We ran both built-in M1 apps and older legacy applications developed for Intel Macs. And they executed well. We opened up some challenging applications at once and switched among them, and through macOS Big Sur did not miss a beat. They opened rapidly, and swapping between them was almost immediate.

The MacBook Air (M1, 2020) had a fanless design, while the MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020) still has fans. This means the MacBook Air is restricted in how long it can run exhaustive tasks before its performance is controlled to avoid overheating.

If you’re going to have your device working for hours on intensive tasks, then the MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020) will be worth the extra expense.

Battery life

Apple states that the MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020) has the longest battery life ever in a Mac. Guaranteeing 17 hours of wireless web surfing, and up to 20 hours of video playback – an enormous 10 hours more than the prior model. 

The battery life of the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020) is very remarkable. It can be used straight out of the box and doesn’t need to be charged for a couple of days later. This was using lightly- surfing the web and writing emails. So when it comes to much more exhaustive tasks, that battery life is going to reduce quicker. Still, this is very notable. 


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