Apple launched its new MacBook Air and Pro with an M1 chip in November.
These are the first MacBooks from Apple with their own silicon. Both, Apple M1 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are now available for pre-order in Nepal.
The Apple M1 MacBook Pro price in Nepal starts at Rs. 205,000 whereas the Apple M1 MacBook Air price in Nepal starts at Rs. 159,500.
So, let’s see what both of these new Apple laptops have to offer!
Apple M1 MacBook Air & Pro 2020 Specifications
- Display: 13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display with True Tone
- CPU: Apple M1 chip (8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores), 16-core Neural Engine
- GPU: 8-core GPU / 7-Core GPU (Only on Entry-level Macbook Air M1)
- Memory: 8GB unified RAM, 256GB/512GB SSD
- OS: macOS 10.15.5
- Ports: Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
- Keyboard: Magic Keyboard
- Battery: 49.9 watt-hour battery, 30W USB-C Power Adapter
- Misc: 720p FaceTime camera, Bluetooth 5.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
- Colors: Gold, Silver and Space Grey
Apple M1 MacBook Price in Nepal: Rs. 1,59,500 (256GB – Air) / Rs. 2,03,000 (512GB – Air) / Rs. 2,05,000 (256GB – Pro) / Rs. 2,40,000 (512GB – Pro)
Apple M1 MacBook 2020 Overview
Build and Design
The design of the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro remains the same. There are no changes with both models from their previous iteration. Even the dimension and weight are identical to the previous Apple Macbook Air/Pro 2020 model.
There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left side and a headphone jack on the left.
They also feature the same Magic Keyboard that replaced the 4th gen Butterfly switches in the previous generation of MacBooks. They also retain the Touch ID.
One of the advantages of the MacBook Pro is that it has the touch bar on the top which is absent on the Air.
M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro use a 13.3-inch IPS Retina display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, along with P3 color gamut support which is essential for accurate colors for photographers and digital creatives.
It also comes with Apple’s True Tone technology which alters the colors of the display according to the ambient light you’re working in.
The biggest addition to the M1 MacBook Air/Pro 2020 comes with what’s underneath the hood.
The M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro both come with Apple’s own M1 chipset which is based on ARM cores.
It is an octa-core processor with four high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. The 8-core GPU is capable of running 25,000 threads simultaneously.
Along with that, it comes with a 16 core Neural Engine that can compute 11 trillion operations per second.
Apple claims that M1 has the world’s best CPU performance per watt and its GPU to be the fastest integrated GPU.
Both, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air use the same M1 chip with the same configuration. However, the base model of the M1 MacBook Air has a 7-core GPU instead of an 8-core GPU. For memory, M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro come with 8GB RAM and 256GB/512GB SSD.
M1 MacBook Air has a fan-less design so it will be silent no matter the use case. M1 MacBook Pro uses a cooling fan so, it should have better temperatures than the Air while doing intensive tasks.
Except for these, M1 MacBook Pro 2020 has a better speaker with a better dynamic range and uses a studio-quality mic setup.
M1 MacBook Air 2020 comes with a 49.9 watt-hour battery which is the same used on the previous MacBook Air The battery is the same as the previous model but its battery life is now improved up to 18 hours.
M1 MacBook Pro 2020 gets slightly better battery life than the Air M1 as it has a 58.2 watt-hour battery with a 61W USB-C power adapter.
Apple M1 MacBook Pro and Air 2020 Price in Nepal and Availability
The Apple M1 MacBook Air price in Nepal starts at Rs. 1,59,500 whereas the Apple M1 MacBook Pro price in Nepal starts ar Rs. 2,05,000. They are available to purchase via all the authorized resellers and online via OlizStore.
|Apple MacBook Pro M1 2020||Price in Nepal|
|256GB storage||Rs. 205000|
|512GB storage||Rs. 240000|
|Apple MacBook Air M1 2020||Price in Nepal|
|256GB storage||Rs. 159500|
|512GB storage||Rs. 203000|
MacBook Pro M1 and MacBook Air M1 are the first MacBooks with Apple’s own chipset. They have promised far better performance than their older MacBooks and the results so far are promising.
There’s not much difference between the M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. If you don’t do heavy tasks often then MacBook Air M1 will be enough for you.
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