M1 MacBook Pro and Air review: Apple delivers

17 nov. 2020
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Apple has updated three Mac with its own M1 processors: the Macbook Air, the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the Mac mini. Will Intel-based apps run? Will they be fast? Will they live up to Apple's battery life claims? Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn have a thousand questions, and almost all of them have been answered.
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  • Has Apple done enough to help you trust its all new processors?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 2 luni
    • Note that this is the max power they got, the MacBook Pro has the same chip as the Air. If they could make it better they would. Also note that the Pro has 16G RAM, that is intentional, to avoid putting too much pressure on the CPU. This, while is a huge improvement for the Air, it is not for Pro Macs. In fact, I wouldn't call the M1 Pro a Pro, that is just a MacBook. Making this great for the Air is something, scaling these up, to make them powerful enough for the desktop Mac Pro machines is another thing.

      marioepsilonmarioepsilonAcum 29 Zile
    • Absolutely! I'm blown away with the performances of these new chips! I'm only waiting for the 14" MacBook Pro to replace my 2014 15" MacBook Pro and once the new iMac comes out, I'm going to replace my 2011 27"!

      Yann LandryYann LandryAcum lună
    • Got the Air and it is incredible! Replacing both my quad core 17" and 8core 15" Macbook Pros as favourite Macs. Might get a Mac mini and see if it can replace my Mac Pro or iMac Pro haha. But will probably wait for the M2 to see, I do think they will pay for themselves in energy consumption!

      C MC MAcum lună
    • How arrogant does one need to be to pin their own comment - a question - and then not even answer literally anyone?

      Hirakai KoHirakai KoAcum 2 luni
    • I've been through every Macintosh processor transition from Motorola to IBM to Intel and just got a MacBook Air M1.

      AJ BrionesAJ BrionesAcum 2 luni
  • can someone tell me how did he make his keyboard lights a whole different color???

    Frailin SalasFrailin SalasAcum 8 ore
  • I think Steve Jobs would be pretty happy with this.

    mattizzle Sodamattizzle SodaAcum 20 ore
  • Too enthusiastic review. I do not believe that a piece of plastic can be so admired. Perhaps this is an advertisement.

    DzmitryDzmitryAcum o Zi
  • Good review but... can we not with the masks please. Covid is exhauating enough, no need for reminders of whats going on with videos that are not related to the virus. It just screams virtue signalling.

    Jimothy CricketJimothy CricketAcum 5 Zile
  • The main problem with reduced instruction set chips is the compatibility of applications (programs). Lot of programs (especially for scientific applications) are not compiled or written for it. Showing few applications for the purpose of demonstration for video processing can be quite misleading. You must address the issue in depth otherwise this presentation is the same as others.

    Tuan NguyenTuan NguyenAcum 8 Zile
  • How's the Air gonna withstand sustained sound mixing and editing? Any major need to go for the pro?

    Don CorleoneDon CorleoneAcum 8 Zile
  • I don't use the webcam ever and I actually like the Touch Bar... not sure why ppl hate on it so much. I give my MacBook M1 Pro a 10/10 esp coming from my old MacBook 2019 Pro...

    The LonewolfThe LonewolfAcum 8 Zile
  • Wait why should we trust verge?

    Jerry the drug addictJerry the drug addictAcum 10 Zile
  • Does Rosetta work on bootcamp?

    TripleSevenTechTripleSevenTechAcum 12 Zile
  • Interesting review but why were they wearing masks inside by themselves?

    Matt VossMatt VossAcum 14 Zile
  • What is that game controller? Where to get it?

    Cezar Inigo Roxas IICezar Inigo Roxas IIAcum 16 Zile
  • Hey! I'm trying to decide which of these Macbooks would be best for me, the Air or Pro. I use photoshop to design things like event flyers, cd covers, social media images etc. And also use a software called Movavi to edit videos. Nothing too fancy, mainly trimming, pasting and adding various video clips and audio files together to create videos that are roughly 45 mins to an hour long. Can the Air handle this easy or should I get the pro?

    Galant GhostGalant GhostAcum 16 Zile
  • I bought the M1 MacBook Pro (16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) and have been using it for two weeks. I use Zoom for work and also work with a lot of multi-track music so I thought the better microphone and the heavy lifting of the pro's active cooling would be worth the extra $300. So far, the fan hasn't turned on once. Lightning quick. Incredible battery life. I've been able to use it for up to 12-14 hours of heavy work before the reserve battery kicks in. Unexpectedly, I am in LOVE with the Touch Bar and it's functionality. I've set my favourites to pop up on the Touch Bar when opening a new webpage and it's surprisingly a lot quicker than the conventional "click & type" (Fun fact: if/when you get ads from videos you can use the Touch Bar to skip ahead instead of waiting the 5+ seconds). As for the two ports, so far I haven't needed more than the two. I bought a USB-C adapter for when I need more connections but so far it hasn't been necessary. 10/10 review, and a small part of me also wonders if the MacBook Air would have done just as good of a job, but I'm extremely happy with my new laptop!

    Mortimus Mark VIMortimus Mark VIAcum 17 Zile
  • Waiting for next gen MBP with better webcams. Sorry that’s a deal breaker for me.

    JackJackAcum 17 Zile
  • My M1 comes tomorrow!!! I’m so exited

    pepepepeAcum 17 Zile
  • Why don't they like the touch bar? I think it looks cool. It looks convenient also.

    Zacarino 18Zacarino 18Acum 18 Zile
  • Referring to the webcam "It's unacceptable when we're all working from home" seems like a bad statement. It wasn't predictable that we'd all be working from home at this point and Apple would have commenced manufacturing way before the lockdown. Should have said "its unacceptable, and it's especially unfortunate since we're all working from home." That way it doesn't sound like your implying Apple should have known about the sudden mass prevalence of working from home.

    Dion JohnsonDion JohnsonAcum 18 Zile
  • Nice video idea

    Kid flash 2001Kid flash 2001Acum 19 Zile
  • Hi, may I know what is the software you use to bypass when you are using Adobe photoshop to make the current version works on the new m1 chips processor?

    Lionel LoiLionel LoiAcum 19 Zile
  • when this M1 fails cause they all do how will you reset the nvram, or smc, it's all gone with previous Intel based Macs, now with Rosetta all seems working as far as performance goes, but when something goes wrong, where is that say about Macs are built to fix themselves by themselves, and I'm not even talking about migrating from a previous Mac let alone bootcamping, Apple configurator 2 seems to be not so efficient in some situations, go and have look at Mr Macintosh and don' to fall for this.

    smail madanismail madaniAcum 20 Zile
  • who else see that RGB keyboard is this just reflection of screen or is that real in M1 have RGB keyboard

    Devang TakDevang TakAcum 22 Zile
  • I'm old school and don't think a laptop should have a touch screen. You want a touch screen? buy a tablet....

    Jonathan ConwellJonathan ConwellAcum 23 Zile
  • Mask fetishists

    Mr. KeenMr. KeenAcum 24 Zile
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    Tony GabsonTony GabsonAcum 24 Zile
  • I may part with some hard-earned the day Apple puts a touch screen on a 16” laptop Until then, it’s pretty safely in my bank. Looking like it’s heading the right way though

    easyadventurereasyadventurerAcum 26 Zile
  • Patel Saheb Jindabaad

    Maharshi MehtaMaharshi MehtaAcum 26 Zile
  • I bought a 2060 SUPER a week before the 30 series was announced. So glad I didn't buy an older mac. Totally gonna get this

    MarvelousMarvelousAcum 26 Zile
  • Looking forward for M1 iMac compare with AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

    Jackie TanJackie TanAcum 27 Zile
  • Unfortunately the Bluetooth is hopeless on mine. I'm on the second machine and it sill has connection issues. Spent hours on the phone to Apple but no success. This ones getting returned too. Buyer beware.

    Trevor SmithTrevor SmithAcum 27 Zile
  • These two dudes are virgins.i know it

    Alejandro RamirezAlejandro RamirezAcum 27 Zile
  • It's lockdown, I've never not needed a laptop. I'll go for the mac mini.

    Ben BBen BAcum 27 Zile
  • Does it come with anti-static WWJD bracelet?

    Kian BusacayKian BusacayAcum 28 Zile
  • Am I the only one that finds the Touch Bar useful? I mean, not life/game changing useful, but still useful...

    Jelo RocJelo RocAcum 28 Zile
  • This is helpful in decision making thanks!

    dolly lakkaddolly lakkadAcum lună
  • Update:Chrome Microsoft suite has been updated as well

    Meet ChoudharyMeet ChoudharyAcum lună
  • I like the Touch Bar, altho Im just a regular consumer, I like the Touch Bar more than the function Keys

    Ben SchönhardtBen SchönhardtAcum lună
  • Just ordered mine two days ago damn near gotta wait a month for delivery but damn I can’t wait lol hope it’s worth it

    A KearseA KearseAcum lună
  • If i used intel based ms office for long time like 4 hours will the battery drain fast ?

    Vishnu PrasanthanVishnu PrasanthanAcum lună
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    Greg TommyGreg TommyAcum lună
  • if they add touch screen then they may kill their ipads.

    Utopia LightUtopia LightAcum lună
  • Was seriously considering it until that webcam.......Will wait a while to see if they address that issue

    Jeremy BridgenathJeremy BridgenathAcum lună
  • 12:11 What is this game he is playing?

    Aliana WoodAliana WoodAcum lună
  • So, would I be able to play games like Sims 4 on the new Macbook Air or Pro on Medium Settings?

    Aliana WoodAliana WoodAcum lună
  • No mater how many reviews are uploaded before you guys, I still have to wait to see what the Verge has to say about it. You say it the way it is👍🏼

    alan de souzaalan de souzaAcum lună
  • Love the wearing of the mask when the guy is totally alone in the room and sitting on the bench OUTSIDE with no one around him.

    CCAcum lună
    • Cameraman : *why are we here, just to suffer*

      Hilal YounusHilal YounusAcum lună
  • *Super!*

    Андрей ПлотниковАндрей ПлотниковAcum lună
  • Deepesh

    jatindeep Gehlotjatindeep GehlotAcum lună
  • If they made the macs touch screen the would lose sales on the ipad. Tbh I don't like touch screen computers as they are very sensitive.

    Kaden RiveraKaden RiveraAcum lună
  • Does anyone know which font they used for the thumbnail? MKBHD uses it for captions as well, I would love it if anyone knew. Thanks in advance!

    Gus LeffersGus LeffersAcum lună
  • Why is the COVID baby wearing a mask in the B-Roll

    ethan 33ethan 33Acum lună
  • I need this MBP..

    AmosArtAmosArtAcum lună
  • Was the guy on a bike in the park scene planted or natural? Beautiful anyways

    Geet SharmaGeet SharmaAcum lună
  • I have a hp envy x360 amd 4700u-16 GB ram, should I replace for the base model macbook air?

    Nivaldo MendonçaNivaldo MendonçaAcum lună
  • Is the MacBook Air bright enough at 400 nits though ?

    Kavon NowrooziKavon NowrooziAcum lună
  • Why would I want a touchscreen on my laptop?! I don't understand it, I don't want it.

    Jack FJack FAcum lună
  • This M1 MacBook Pro is the first MacBook I’ve had with the touch-bar and I absolutely love it. I spend much of week doing Keynote presentations through Zoom and the touch-bar options in those programs are godsends. So I guess I’m one of the people that Apple keeps making the touch-bar for. Sorry.

    Joel PlummerJoel PlummerAcum lună
  • Awesome review, as usual! It seems like the MacBook Air is the deal!

    Guillaume LevitreGuillaume LevitreAcum lună
  • What is the model number of these newest iterations? How do I know best buy isn't pushing the old version?

    EmpyreanLightASMREmpyreanLightASMRAcum lună
  • Also the MBP is 100 nits brighter than the air. Not sure if that helps anyone.

    EmpyreanLightASMREmpyreanLightASMRAcum lună
  • What is the best 27" curved monitor for the new MacBook pro? Thanks!

    Calikid721Calikid721Acum lună
  • I don't want to see masks in videos, you can do it without.

    Raul GubertRaul GubertAcum lună
  • nice... milad from iran 👍🏻

    Milad MahdaviMilad MahdaviAcum lună
  • I’ve received mine today. And I’m really disappointed in the quality of this camera. Maybe there’s a problem with my laptop. What do you guys think?

    Nelly B.Nelly B.Acum lună
  • I'm honestly not a fan of having a touch screen MacBook. Not only would the screen look awful with a bunch of fingerprints but it kind of defeats the purpose of an iPad, especially a Pro. I am okay with integration with apps but there needs to be adjustments to where it will work well with a MacBook as well as it works with an iOS device.

    Jeff ValentineJeff ValentineAcum lună
  • iOS Netflix on Mac would be a game changer since you could watch downloads on a reasonably sized screen

    OmarSaadOmarSaadAcum lună
  • Can anyone recommend the base level of the Nee MacBook Air for graphic design?

    Jerard WadeJerard WadeAcum lună
  • Is it weird that you binge watch almost all reviews even after our MBP is being shipped?

    Rock girlRock girlAcum lună
  • True, they should just add touchscreen feature. Then i don’t need ipad no longer 🤣 + compatible with apple pencil

    NA RNA RAcum lună
  • "HUGE drop in performance" Who else caught that? 😂

    seeni gztyseeni gztyAcum lună
    • webcams, they need to change those! But yes, other than that, incredibly fantastic devices. Can't wait to see the higher-end ones!

      Rock girlRock girlAcum lună
  • I kind of wish I would've waited for the 2020 with the M1, I'm stuck with the I5.

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyAcum lună
  • The real deal is that is it better to wait for future versions using the m1 or is better to get it now

    AronManAronManAcum lună
    • Lol, wearing his mask outside. Pathetic.

      seeni gztyseeni gztyAcum lună
  • This was fun!

    doire aintudoire aintuAcum lună
    • Apple has entered the chat Apple watches this Also Apple: "TAKE NOTES!!!! TAKE NOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyAcum lună
  • Can't yall stay away from computers

    Infamous_onthesticksInfamous_onthesticksAcum lună
  • Never buy the first Gen. A lot of issues! Check reliable reviews! Not this one!

    KKB1976KKB1976Acum lună
    • The Verge is better off reviewing computers and reading the spec sheets and not building them, hahahaha

      doire aintudoire aintuAcum lună
  • Apple hardware engineers have done an amazing job. They got a lot of experience designing chips for the iPhone and now they applied it for the notebooks. Can't even wait for the second generation of these things.

    E. CamiloE. CamiloAcum lună
  • I don’t really care about using iPhone apps.. i have my iPhone for that.. sounds like it does everything that I need

    MajorMajorAcum lună
  • I LOVE that you guys did this review together. I don’t even want a new laptop let alone a MacBook but this video was fantastic and just fun to watch!

    mikea hiooimikea hiooiAcum lună
  • the hardware is amazing no doubt, my only critisism is the new macOS visual design.. how they are ditching the well-respected consistency for chaos

    Tiga WuTiga WuAcum lună
  • fine hardware. It' s commatible to mac and mac and also mac. GTFO.

    Pe terPe terAcum lună
    • (8core CPU and 8core GPU with 8bg ram) please suggest..

      mikea hiooimikea hiooiAcum lună
  • Fantastic review!!!! Enjoyed every minute of it!

    Toni LaasaToni LaasaAcum lună
    • Oh, i want it! :)

      miko foinmiko foinAcum lună
  • Using a 16g for review and comparison? I don’t think this is right. I think most people would like to see the basic, it the basic is good then the high level should be better.

    Inter UseInter UseAcum lună
    • The M1 processor almost seems like some kind of perpetual energy/arc reactor type breakthrough, however, I'm going to follow tried and tested advice - Never get Gen1 of

      miko foinmiko foinAcum lună
  • I love the vid so funny aha

    Shauka HodanShauka HodanAcum lună
  • But wait. According to the youtube scientists apple have no idea what they are doing and are nothing but junk...

    elwingyelwingyAcum lună
  • Great and very fun vid! It was enjoyable to have the two of you alternating and commenting together, it felt like a conversation😊 And you guys were right to call out Apple on those webcams, they need to change those! But yes, other than that, incredibly fantastic devices. Can't wait to see the higher-end ones!

    Zacharie ChironZacharie ChironAcum lună
    • experience speed, try a new MSI laptop.

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanAcum lună
  • I’m already looking at which colour I want 🤤

    Gerard SinclairGerard SinclairAcum lună
  • Lol, wearing his mask outside. Pathetic.

    Levi FlintLevi FlintAcum lună
  • Apple has entered the chat Apple watches this Also Apple: "TAKE NOTES!!!! TAKE NOTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    Girik ChokhaniGirik ChokhaniAcum lună
  • I switched from Chrome to Firefox. No regrets, it's mad comparing the two and actually seeing first hand just how bad Chrome is

    bilinas minibilinas miniAcum lună
  • The Verge is better off reviewing computers and reading the spec sheets and not building them, hahahaha

    Anthony RyanAnthony RyanAcum lună
  • I like the touch bar 😥 ,.

    Mishkat TashdidMishkat TashdidAcum lună
    • @bilinas mini maybe, maybe it will bring 4 type C and dedicated GPU with a bigger battery.

      Mishkat TashdidMishkat TashdidAcum lună
    • Will there be a 14inch MBA/MBP next year?

      bilinas minibilinas miniAcum lună
  • Loved

    bouytt guytbouytt guytAcum lună
  • I love the new M1 chips, but moreover I like this video. I mean, Dieter and Nilay on a same video.... Dayum Verge

    ag2byteag2byteAcum lună

    ZahnZahnAcum lună
    • I was an apple developer and apple user. I completely switched to other developing platforms and I'll never buy any apple products because apple is a fascist company that

      bouytt guytbouytt guytAcum lună
  • Nice video, I am planning to buy MacBook m1 model for ROlabel videos edting, can I go with MacBook air m1 (8core CPU and 7 core GPU with 16bg ram) or MacBook pro (8core CPU and 8core GPU with 8bg ram) please suggest..

    lvly premlvly premAcum lună
    • @lvly prem no problem

      Avi WadhwaAvi WadhwaAcum lună
    • Thank you@Avi Wadhwa

      lvly premlvly premAcum lună
    • i'd say the ram upgrade is more important than the mb pro

      Avi WadhwaAvi WadhwaAcum lună
  • Will you get promoted fast when you work from home and your webcam is in 4K resolution? bet 720p webcam still does the job.

    John Richard AlagaoJohn Richard AlagaoAcum lună