It’s not just the Mac Mini and MacBook Air that’s getting the new M1 processor from Apple. Today, the company is announcing a new MacBook Pro 13-inch with the new M1 processor.
The octa-core M1 processor offers a 2.8x performance gain over the last generation of MacBook Pro. It also offers 5x faster graphics. The new Neural Engine in the M1 processor also enables improved compute power for Machine Learning, and Apple is promising 11x improved Machine Learning performance.
Apple continued to compare its new M1 processor and laptops with Windows devices. The company says the new M1-powered MacBook Pro offers 3x faster than the comparable Windows notebook in its class.
Apple’s new MacBook Pro also introduces significant battery improvements: 17 hours of web battery life, 20 hours of video playback. Longest battery life ever in a Mac, according to the company. The new device features an active cooling system as well. And because of the new macOS update, the MacBook Pro will be able to fully utilise the power of the new M1 processor.
Price-wise, Apple isn’t making any changes, so it starts at the same $1299 price point as before. You can order it today, and Apple will ship them next week.