Apple’s “One More Thing” event kicked off last night where the tech giant finally revealed its first MacBooks based on Apple silicon. The new MacBook Pro 13 is one of the first to get the new Apple-designed M1 chip that is meant to outperform Intel in several tasks.
This new chip has an 8 core GPU as well as an 8 core CPU that allows the MacBook Pro 13 to outperform its Intel predecessors in many tasks including building code, video, and 3D rendering, multitasking, and playing high-quality 8K videos on ProRes without dropping a single frame.
You also get much better battery life than before, which, as Apple says, is going to be up to 20 hours. This makes it the best battery life on any MacBook so far. Other than that, you get the usual 13.3″ Retina display, the Magic Keyboard and the Touch Bar, up to 16GB RAM and 2TB NVMe SSD, but improved performance thanks to the new M1 chip alongside better speakers and microphones.
The new MacBook Pro 13 can be pre-ordered right now but shipping will start next week. It will start at $1,299 for the 8/256GB model but will go up to $1499 for the 8GB/512GB trim.
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