In the past week, apple M1 chip version of MacBook Air / Pro was officially released, and the public opinion on the Internet turned to M1 chip. The scores and evaluation of media exposure also showed that the MacBook with M1 chip has unprecedented powerful performance, even surpassing the i9 processor of Intel, the "old comrade" home. As a result, many people's minds became hot, and they couldn't resist the desire to chop their hands
Today this article will help you cool down and let you understand whether you need a M1 chip MacBook. from your personal needs
Consider software ecology first, not performance
Choosing M1 chip version of MAC, the first consideration is whether to adaptAppleSoftware ecology.
Which one is MacBook Air or pro?
One interesting scenario is that in M1 version of the MacBook, both Air and Pro, carry the same M1 chip, even the lowest matching Air, is missing a GPU core, with no qualitative impact on performance. So we can understand that the price difference in each series of models is only reflected in the storage specifications, which andiPhoneThe logic is the same.
Which should Air and Pro choose? We briefly summarize their differences and then discuss them in combination with personal needs. First of all, the most important performance, here we quote the The Verge evaluation.
Cinebench R23 Run The Verge Evaluation
From the above data, we can see that the MacBook Air / Pro has almost the same single core performance and multi-core performance in the cinebench R23 run point test (the first two comparison items).
Premiere export test TheVerge evaluation
In another test project, the verge chose to export a 4K video using premiere. In this link, the performance of the MacBook Air / pro of M1 chip is very similar, and the air is only 11 seconds slower than that of pro. This shows that the long-term performance release of about 8 minutes is not a high load scenario for M1 chip, and even does not require the participation of fans, so the performance of both can be so close.
PS: Intel's XPS 13 was mercilessly whipped to death
MacBook Air /Pro internal contrast pictures from iFixit
To sum up, we come to the conclusion that air is better for daily use. In terms of performance, there is almost no difference between the air and the pro, and the air's fuselage is even thinner and doesn't generate fan noise when used, which is the elegance Apple pursues.
If you often encounter long, high-load scenarios, such as half an hour or more to render a video, the Pro with a fan is obviously a better choice.
[screen difference] in addition to performance, there are also some differences between the two in other function configurations, the most significant is the screen brightness. The screen brightness of MacBook Pro is 500 nit, which is 100 nit higher than that of air. However, there is no need to worry about it. They all reach an excellent level. Compared with windows laptops at the same price, the brightness of 300 nit is much higher than that of windows notebook at the same price. Not to mention, both of them also support P3 color gamut and original color display with better appearance.
[speaker / microphone difference] the MAC has always had the best speakers on the laptop, especially the 16 inch MacBook Pro has a better listening sense than many Bluetooth speakers. This time, there are some differences in the speaker between the 13 inch MacBook Air and pro. You can refer to it briefly. If there is no excessive requirement, there is no need to worry about it.
[TouchBar] many people think TouchBar is not practical, Some people think it looks cool, I personally agree with the first. On the laptop keyboard, Physical buttons make me feel better, The MacBook Air also tweaked F function keys, The F4、F5、F6 key changed from starter, keyboard light, keyboard light - to Spotlight、 dictation, Especially Spotlight this common feature, feeling more practical than before.
The company's official MacBook Pro is 20 hours of online video, Air two hours less. Return to daily use, in fact, both can meet the day's work, unless you are enjoying the "blessing" of the real workers......
In terms of charging, the air only needs 30W of power, while the pro needs 61W. Therefore, the official specifications of the adapter are different. The size of the air adapter is much smaller than that of the pro. Of course, it also supports the iPhone/iPadAnd other equipment fast charge (PD protocol).
Adaptor volume contrast (with pin as reference)
Combined with the above comparison, we think MacBook Air is a better choice. Moreover, from the point of view of product planning, the update did not replace the new mold, presumably Apple must have put the new design Mac next year, by contrast, the MacBook Pro 13 that only updated the M1 chip is not so recommended.
How to buy the most cost-effective?
As for the purchase time on a sentence, early buy early enjoy, late buy enjoy discount.