Apple takes us into the future with the new MacBook Pro 13 featuring the brand new ARM-based M1 chip. During the “One More Thing” event, Apple also announced the first MacBook Pro 13 equipped with the new ARM-based M1 chip. The overall design of the product does not change compared to the previous generation, but it is the hardware inside that changes. Using the new M1 chip, featuring an 8-core CPU, the new MacBook Pro is capable of up to 2.8 times the performance of the previous generation 13-inch MacBook Pro. It also improves energy efficiency, with the new MacBook Pro offering up to 20 hours of video playback on a single charge, making it the best battery life ever.
The M1 chip also carries the Neural Engine for high-speed computation of machine learning. Apple has called it the world’s fastest compact business notebook for machine learning tasks. The camera has also been improved, with improvements that include noise reduction, wider dynamic range, improved auto white balance, and ML-optimized face detection. Unfortunately, even on the new models, the camera is stuck at 720p resolution. Among other specifications, we find a 13.3-inch IPS Retina Display panel with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels, True Tone, and support for the P3 color range, up to 16 GB of RAM, up to 2 TB of SSD, support for Wi-Fi 6 and Touch ID.
There are two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, through which we can also take advantage of a Pro Display XDR as an additional monitor, a set of studio-quality microphones, the TouchBar, and the backlit Magic Keyboard. Price and availability The new MacBook Pro 13 is already available for pre-order on the official Apple website with delivery on November 17th. Prices start at $1,299 for the base model.