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Apple announced its brand new M1 chip at its 10 November ‘One Last Thing’ event. Replacing Intel, Apple’s proprietary M1 chip is the first of a ‘family’ of super-fast and super-efficient processors that will be introduced over the next two years across Apple’s devices.
Apple also launched three new Mac computers using M1: the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini – all of which are available to buy now from Apple.
Note: KRCS already has £64.94 off the MacBook Pro with M1 (256GB)!
Here we’re answering all your questions around buying Apple’s latest MacBook Pro including price, availability, and what makes the M1 chip so special (we’re also answering all your questions around the MacBook Air with M1 here).
What is the Apple Silicon M1 chip?
The M1 chip is Apple’s first ARM-based processor from its new Silicon range. It’s the first to be built in-house, which marks a historic departure from the company’s use of Intel processors.
The M1 packs an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU on a single system on a chip (SoC). This translates to a massive improvement in speed, graphics, and machine learning performance, as well as improvements in power efficiency.
Apple promises up to 2.8 times faster CPU performance and up to 5 times faster GPU performance in the new MacBook Pro, along with 11 times faster machine learning performance.
In practice, this means fast and effortless high-resolution video and photo editing, gaming, and software development, with up to 20-hour battery life.
Here’s everything you need to know about the M1 chip.
When does the Silicon MacBook Pro with M1 release?
The MacBook Pro 13in with the M1 chip is available to order right now from Apple and will start shipping from 17 November, when it will also be available from Apple resellers.
The devices will release alongside the Silicon MacBook Air and Mac mini.
Where to buy the Silicon MacBook Pro with M1
Right now, you can order the MacBook Pro with M1 directly from Apple and KRCS which already has £64.94 off the 256GB model!
In the US, we’re seeing availability from Best Buy.
Though not yet confirmed, we expect the new MacBook Pro with the M1 processor will also be available from the following retailers in the UK and US:
How much does the MacBook Pro with the M1 chip cost?
The good news is: despite the upgrade, the prices remain as is. The 13in MacBook Pro with M1 start at £1299/$1299/AUD$1999
MacBook Pro 13in
MacBook Pro 13in with Apple M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 8‑Core GPU (256GB) – £1299/$1299/AUD$1999
MacBook Pro 13in with Apple M1 Chip with 8‑Core CPU and 8‑Core GPU (512GB) – £1499/$1499/AUD$2299
See the best MacBook Pro deals over at our sister site Macworld UK. We’re also rounding up the best Black Friday deals from Apple and beyond.