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Apple launches new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro with M1 processor: Price, specs and more

MacBook Air MacBook Air
MacBook Air (Apple)

Besides sporting a 13-inch Retina display, the new Air runs MacOS Big Sur, has TouchID unlock system and is priced at $999 for the base model.

Apple not just introduced its M1 processor for Macs at the ‘One More Thing’ event but also launched new MacBooks. The first one is the MacBook Air. Apple says its new laptop is 3.5 times faster than the previous Intel-based MacBook Air and delivers five times more graphic performance. As compared to Windows devices, Apple claims its M1 based MacBook Air is three times faster. 

The chipset also results in faster SSDs and a fanless design like before. As for the battery, the device is said to deliver up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing. Using M1’s Image Signal Processor, the MacBook Air brings better noise reduction, dynamic range and improved auto white balanced so the user looks more natural on Facetime calls. 

Also read: Apple moves away from Intel, launches 5nm-based M1 chipset for MacBooks

Besides sporting a 13-inch Retina display, the new Air runs MacOS Big Sur, has TouchID unlock system and is priced at $999 for the base model.

MacBook Pro 

MacBook Pro
MacBook Pro (Apple)

The more powerful MacBook Pro has 11 times faster ML, which also makes world fastest compact notebook, as per the firm. Using the M1 chipset, the new MacBook is claimed to deliver a battery life of up to 17 hours on wireless web browsing and 20 hours of video playback. Apple claims it as the longest battery life ever in a Mac product.

Some other features include four times more code compiling, studio quality microphone and a better webcam with improved contrast and detail in low light. You can get the new MacBook Pro at $1299 for the base model.

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