The Apple Store collapsed, the event was approaching, and I was ready to buy my first MacBook in about a decade.
But I will not do it. Or at least, not yet. While what Apple says about the new M1 chip in terms of speed and battery life is unbelievable, there are plenty of reasons to wait, especially if it comes from a computer. fees years ago. Not that I was disappointed with the first M1 Macs, but my curiosity has suffered.
In short, I want the following.
I have no problem with the design, which is similar to Intel models. Of course, the full-screen screen would be fine, and the one that took a bit longer, had Face ID, the Apple logo turned on, and came with a MagSafe integration, but the current design is still pretty good.
While there is no doubt that these computers are surprisingly fast in price (although there is some doubt that they are faster than 98% PCs as Apple claims), it is reasonable to assume that Apple has not yet fully utilized its power.
One example is ports. In the previous generation of MacBook Pro, Apple offered another option fees with four holes for Thunderbolt 3 / USB-C, instead two come with a basic model.
This is a configuration on my computer and I use all the ports in my daily life, like most users. But like the MacBook Air, the new MacBook Pro with m1 and Mac mini has two ports of Thunderbolt 3 / USB 4.
That may be because the M1 chip has a single Thunderbolt 3 drive (which also explains why both ports are on the same side), but it also means you can’t buy a Mac with the M1 without being disappointed with its USB ports. . If you think you are using one to upload, you will need harp, which is a possible solution.
Upcoming versions of the MacBook Pro, even the smallest, will probably not be the same. Clearly, Apple understands that professional users need more than two ports in Thunderbolt, so Intel models with four ports are still for sale, at the same price as before.
Apple would not have kept these Intel devices if they did not see that need for more ports, and I think next year it will bring M1 models with double ports.
Ports is not the only thing missing in new Macs. They have 16 GB of high RAM, the same limit we got from previous low-end models. It is true that 16 GB is not a few, but it is smaller than most users fees you will need.
Here, too, Apple understands that there are those who want more RAM and offers the opportunity to have 32 GB of RAM on more Intel models fees for € 460 / MXN $ 11,000. Not bad, but you will have to choose between speed or memory.
First ratings Geekbench gives M1 1,630 points (single core) and 7,220 (multi-core), compared to 1,260 and 4,480, respectively, on the MacBook Pro with 2.0 GHz Core i5, still available for sale . Although these figures are inaccurate, the M1 is still very fast, with or without additional RAM.
But even if you don’t need more than 16GB of RAM, you better wait. While we don’t know for sure how fast the M1 chip is faster on a MacBook Air than the MacBook Pro, we can assume that it has faster clock speeds and better performance, but only because the Pro has a fan and Wind no.
As Apple points out, a fan is needed in the Pro to “maintain high performance,” while Air uses an aluminum heat distributor to eliminate heat and deliver “unreasonable performance.” While both teams are offering faster speeds than their predecessors, it is clear that the M1 in Pro is very hot and therefore fast moving.
And those chips are probably just part of what Apple will be able to offer you with M’s chips. Considering the speed tests of the latest Intel MacBook Pros, there is a big difference between entry models and additional ones. fees.
When using stop sign The Cinebench R20, the 1.4 GHz Core i5 received 397 points (single core) and 1,161 (multiple cores), while the 2.0 GHz model received 436 and 1,929, respectively. It’s fast speed, and along with the lack of ports and RAM, it’s clear that an M2 or M1Z chip is on the way.
And that’s the model I’m looking forward to. Rumors say the 14th and 16th MacBook Pros are improving, and I’m sure they’ll provide the specs I need, as well as the amazing speed increase that Apple has already brought. And who knows, maybe the most decent FaceTime camera.