Apple a few weeks ago announced their all-new Macs with a new M1 processor promising a huge bump in battery life and promising pro-level performance with the new M1 processor built into these new macs. Apple announces two new MacBooks – Apple MacBook air that starts in India at Rs. 92900 and apple MacBook Pro that starts in India at Rs. 1,22,900. Should you buy these new macs? Let’s find it out
Specifications of apple MacBook Air
- 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600 pixels) 227 PPI Retina display with True Tone, Wide color (P3), 400 nits brightness
- 8GB RAM (Configurable up to 16GB), 256GB / 512GB SSD storage (Configurable up to 2TB)
- Apple M1 chip 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
8-core GPU (7-core GPU in 256GB model), 16-core Neural Engine
- macOS BigSur
- Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad
- 720p FaceTime HD camera
- Stereo speakers, Wide stereo sound, Support for Dolby Atmos playback, Three-mic array with directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports for charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
- 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0
- 49.9‑watt-hour lithium‑polymer battery with up to 15 hours wireless web, up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback, 30W USB-C Power Adapter
Specifications of apple macbook pro
- 3.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560×1600 at 227 pixels per inch, 500 nits brightness, P3 color gamut, and True Tone technology.
- M1 chip 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores
- 8-core GPU (7-core GPU in 256GB model), 16-core Neural Engine
- 8GB of RAM (configurable up to 16GB) and up to 2TB of SSD.
- 720p FaceTime HD camera
- macOS BigSur
- up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback
Lets talk about all new M1 chip that does magic in both 2020 new MacBook.
Incredible battery life
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro
Apple claims 18 hours battery life on Macbook Air and it’s true but not for now. Before digging deep into the battery life keep in mind that most of the apps and software are not optimized for the M1 chip. Most of the apps ( not apple apps ) still runs on emulation and it takes time to get native support for the M1 chip.
Battery life on new macs is incredibly better than any other macs launched before. And battery life can be even better if more apps run natively on this new M1 chip.
The performance on MacBook air with an M1 chip is simply incredible. You can expect pro-level performance unlike old MacBook air’s. Day-to-day apps on Macbook Air 2020 Runs really smooth and the performance is excellent. With the new macOS Big Sur, it even extended. Overall the new MacBook Air performs like a pro thanks to the all-new M1 Chip
MacBook Pro 2020
You just read about performance on the new MacBook Air sounds like a pro and on the new pro is pro plus.
Lets break it out
Apple’s new M1 is the first generation chip that Apple has ever made based on the arm and most of the apps running on new macs are emulated from intel core. Unlike windows emulation which is always buggy and ruins battery life, Apple’s new MacBooks can handle them better. The experience is smooth with no noticeable bugs as of now and the battery life is incredible.
Pricing and details
- The MacBook Pro 13-inch with 256GB SSD is priced at Rs. 1,22,900 and the 512GB SSD option is priced at Rs. 1,42,900. Users can customise the RAM and storage options on Apple India online store
- The new Apple MacBook Air with M1 chip comes in Gold, Silver and Space Grey colour, is priced at Rs. 92,900 for the 256GB Storage version and The 512GB version costs Rs. 1,17,900
Should you buy the new Macs?
Yes but only you are aware of transition time. Look the M1 chip is new and it takes time for the developers to optimize it for M1 chip. Currently most of tbe apps including tbe popular apps like Adobe photoshops still runs on emulator and announces it takes time to run natively on new macs. You might end up facing some problems with few apps that might not actually run on new M1 chip. I currently don’t have any timeline about apps transition once I got I will update you.