Apple held its third Apple Event in two months on Tuesday evening. Under the name of One More Thing it proposes its own M1 chipset. It will be found in a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini.
In the news: After an event in September with the new Apple Watch and iPads and an October event with, among other things, the iPhone 12 series, it was now time for the Mac and the new M1 chip.
M1 chip: After 15 years, the collaboration between Apple and Intel to make chipsets for their Macs comes to an end. Apple is switching to internally made processors for its Macs.
- The M1 chip contains eight cores: four energy-efficient and four that focus on speed.
- According to Apple, this is the fastest CPU core in the world and the most energy-efficient performance.
- The GPU also consists of eight cores. This makes it the most advanced graphics processor they ever made.
MacBook Air: The best-selling 13-inch laptop in the world is the first to get the new M1 chip.
- With this new chip, this MacBook Air should be 3.5 times faster than its predecessor.
- The new MacBook Air has no fan and is therefore very quiet.
- The device has a 13.3-inch Retina screen.
- The MacBook Air has 8 or 16 GB RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB SSD memory.
- The price starts from 1,129 euros.
Mac mini: There will also be a new version of the Mac mini, which will also come with the M1.
- The new Mac mini is graphically six times as powerful as its predecessor, according to Apple.
- The well-known compact design is retained.
- The Mac mini has a lot of connections such as USB-C, USB 4 and Thunderbolt.
- The starting price here is 799 euros.
MacBook Pro: The M1 chip is also coming to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro.
- This MacBook Pro retains the familiar design, but comes with much better performance and better battery life.
- The starting price of the MacBook Pro 13-inch is 1,449 euros.