Apple M1 MacBook Pro 13″ Long Term Review

M1 MacBook Pro

Apple just dropped their newest MacBook Pro lineup which is equipped with their latest in-house developed M1 processor, which allows this beast to reach new heights. This new M1 processor is much more power-efficient and delivers high-speed data transfer as it is based on 5nm technology. MacBooks have a reputation for having an exterior that is elegant yet so sturdy, They have one of the best- built quality (If not the best…). The overall dimensions for this device are (21.24 * 30.41 * 1.56)cm weighing about 1.4kg. Now coming to the display, it features a 13-inch Retina display with IPS, which has 2560×1660 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch along with an insane 500 nits of brightness allowing it to produce extremely distinctive colors, making it a perfect device for content creators and freelancers.

Apple’s new M1 chip contains an 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 8-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine integrated within one chip allowing it to perform faster at lower power consumption. The company claims to provide 17 hours of wireless web surfing on a full charge, which is very intriguing as it has got a Built-in 58.2-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery which wouldn’t provide more than 9-10 hours of battery life on any windows device. Maybe that is one of the reasons why Apple has got such a loyal customer base. Talking about the memory it has got 8 GB of DDR4 RAM which is configurable up to 16 GB and has got storage options from 256 GB of SSD configurable up to 2 TB.

M1 MacBook Pro 2020

Now shall take a look at the ports provided in this M1 MacBook Pro model, unfortunately (like with almost every new model) Apple didn’t provide enough ports, it comes with only two USB Thunderbolt Type C and a usual 3.5 mm headphone jack. However one can always use an adapter because the ports can serve multiple purposes, which includes charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 GB/s), USB 4(up to 40GB/s), and USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10GB/s). Many third-party manufacturers provide port adapters at a very reasonable price, you can check them on Amazon or Flipkart. Now, let’s check out some other features such as the 720p HD camera which is kinda average. Some video support features include full native resolution, and also support one external display with up to 6k resolution at 60 Hz.

The audio in this device is also very impressive as it comes with Stereo speakers with high dynamic range and support for Dolby Atmos playback which truly enhances your video playback experience. Speaking of user experience Apple has provided us with their latest backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch Bar and fingerprint sensor. The new Touch Bar also includes features like the Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure‑sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure‑sensitive drawing, and Multi‑Touch gestures. Also equipped with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology.

Currently, it is being sold in two colors Silver and Space Gray. They are available on Amazon starting at a price of ₹92,900. Final verdict: The new Macbook Pro has got a huge upgrade this year and at a price of about 1 lakh it would be a value for money product for only those who are looking for a high productivity laptop this device would be perfect for you. Gamers should go for a windows based laptop as Macbooks are not suitable for gaming.