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Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« on: November 10, 2020, 11:18:19 AM »
They just announced their products with their new M1 chip:
https://www.apple.com/apple-events/november-2020/
MacBook Air starting at $999
MacBook Pro starting at $1299
Mac mini starting at $699

They really hyped the performance. If it delivers, they will sell a ton.

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2020, 12:30:24 PM »
I'm not a power user so the increased performance will be lost on me. I was also disappointed Apple didn't pass on any savings to consumers and offer lower price points. Also, did anyone else feel confused between the Air and Pro versions? They pretty much have the same specs except one has a fan. IMHO the biggest positive news will be significantly increased battery life.

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2020, 03:51:27 PM »
You can argue you're getting a lot more value/performance for the same price. Unverified benchmarks show the new Macbook Air faster than 2019 16-inch Macbook Pro (https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/11/12/apples-macbook-air-with-m1-chip-outperforms-16-inch-macbook-pro-in-benchmark-testing). I agree battery life is huge improvement. The new Air and 13-inch Pro are definitely very similar. I think the fan in the Pro is only helpful for power users who need sustained performance, which I think makes the Air a huge value.

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 06:27:05 AM »
screen is a bit better on the pro

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2020, 08:40:14 AM »
screen is a bit better on the pro

True, only in terms of max brightness I believe. But the screen on the new Air is an upgrade from the last Air (moved from sRGB to P3 Wide Color gamut - same as the Pro).

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 12:31:34 PM »
I received the M1 Air a few days ago. It seems pretty great so far and it is replacing my 2013 MBP. Hoping this lasts for several years as well! :)

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 08:53:05 PM »
I received the M1 Air a few days ago. It seems pretty great so far and it is replacing my 2013 MBP. Hoping this lasts for several years as well! :)

Congratulations! The press reviews are gushing about how Apple silicon is going to revolutionize PCs. How do you like it so far? Is the battery life as good as advertised?

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 09:15:06 PM »
Battery life seems great. I use Chrome and they just came out with an Apple Silicon version and it flies!

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2020, 10:40:12 AM »
I'm considering replacing my wife's 2015 Macbook Air with one of these new ones.

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Re: Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Mac mini
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2020, 10:50:25 AM »
There are leaked news of a 2021 MacBook Pro 16" & 14" with a new form factor and hotter M1X chip. I'm hoping they finally upgrade the pitiful/low res camera.

 

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