At its ‘One More Thing’ event today, Apple unveiled its all-new 5nm M1 chip for Macs and launched new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with the latest chip, improved battery life, and more.
The new MacBook Pro sports a 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560×1600 at 227 pixels per inch, 500 nits brightness, P3 colour gamut, and True Tone technology. It is powered by Apple M1 chip which has an 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 8-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine. Apple says that the 8-core CPU paired with the active cooling system is up to 2.8x faster than the previous generation and the 8-core GPU is up to 5x faster. Further, the ML is now up to 11x faster when compared to the previous generation. As for the memory, it sports 8GB of RAM (configurable up to 16GB) and up to 2TB of SSD.
Moving on, the battery life on the MacBook Pro 13-inch has been improved as well. It now delivers up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback which is twice the battery life of the previous generation. It comes with the Magic Keyboard with Scissor mechanism and the familiar Touch Bar, and as for the ports, there are 2x Thunderbolt ports with USB 4 support and a headphone jack. For the connectivity, there is support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0.
It runs on macOS Big Sur and this time, the MacBook Pro 13-inch also features Apple’s latest camera ISP that enables sharper images and more detail in shadows and highlights on video calls. Other new features include studio-quality mics, Secure Enclave in M1 chip and Touch ID.
Pricing and availability
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. It is already available to order from Apple online store and will be available from Apple Authorised Resellers offline and online retailers in India soon.