Apple Debuts New MacBook Pro

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  • November 11, 2020
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On Wednesday, Apple unveiled its most powerful chip ever, the M1 chip that’s designed specifically for the Mac. Packing 16 billion transistors, it’s the first processor that Apple has built specifically for its Mac lineup of computers. As such, Apple has unveiled three new additions to the Mac lineup that feature the M1 chip; a new MacBook Air, a new Mac Mini, and a new MacBook Pro.

The new MacBook Pro is the most powerful ever thanks to the M1 chip. Per Apple’s words, it’s up to 2.8x faster and delivers graphics of up to 5x faster than its predecessor. It does well in battery life, with up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and 20 hours of video playback after a full-charge, per Apple.

Per Apple, the new MacBook Pro performs better than the previous generation in these ways;

  • Build code in Xcode up to 2.8x faster.
  • Render a complex 3D title in Final Cut Pro up to 5.9x faster. 
  • Fluidly design intricate game scenes in Unity Editor up to 3.5x faster. 
  • Perform ML tasks in Create ML up to 11x faster.
  • Separate out beats, instrumentals, and vocal tracks from a recording in real-time in djay Pro AI, thanks to the high performance of the Neural Engine. 
  • Play back full-quality, 8K ProRes video in DaVinci Resolve without dropping a single frame. 
  • Compile four times as much code on a single charge, thanks to the high performance per watt of the M1 chip.

With the latest image signal processor on the M1 chip, the new MacBook Pro delivers strong camera quality. Other of its features include standard ones such as Retina display, Touch ID, and two Thunderbolt ports with USB 4 support. The 13-inch MacBook Pro is priced at $1,299 and is already available to order.

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