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While we think Apple’s MacBook Air M1 is the best in the company line for most people, there are some who will want a better machine. It’s here MacBook Pro M1 is coming, and Amazon has a 2020 model for slightly less than usual. The 13-inch laptop with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is currently reduced to $ 150, down to $ 1,150. Only the space gray model currently has this discount, but the silver version is $ 100 discounted $ 1199.
Keep in mind that this is a 2020 model, not a model MacBook Pro 2021, which has an updated multi-port design and Apple’s premium M1 Pro or M1 Max chipsets. This does not mean that the 2020 model does not have its merits. In fact, he earned a rating of 84 from us when we first reviewed it thanks to fast performance, fast GPU, nice screen, comfortable keyboard and touchpad, and a long battery life of 16.5 hours. And since the Pro is unlike the Air and has a fan inside, it can better withstand long-term workloads like video encoding.
There are several drawbacks to the Pro M1, namely its support for just one external display and the lack of external support for the GPU all together. And, compared to Models from 2021, port selection is missing. The 2020 laptop only has four Thunderbolt ports, while on a newer computer you’ll get connectors like an HDMI port, an SD card slot and more. However, these updated MacBook Pro devices start at $ 1999, so this MacBook Pro 2020 sale is a good option for those on a smaller budget but still want an upgraded laptop and feel comfortable skipping extra ports.
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