Can the New $1,300 MacBook Pro Beat a $4,000 Model?

Apple's new Macs with their own silicon have been smashing conventions with highly impressive performance numbers, ultra-long battery life, and affordable prices for the power you get. If you have been wondering about the new MacBook Pro for your own work, this great video review features a photographer pitting the new laptop against his tricked out i9 MacBook Pro.

Coming to you from Scott McKenna, this excellent video review takes a look at how the new MacBook Pro with Apple's M1 chip compares to his highly specced Intel MacBook Pro. In this case, McKenna compares it to a $4,000 MacBook Pro with an eight-core i9 processor, 32 GB of RAM, and 8 GB graphics card. With such a specs list, it is a highly capable machine, but the M1 Macs have been putting out impressive performance numbers, and given how many creatives work on Macs (and in particular, MacBook Pros), it is truly awesome to see these results. I have discussed before how excited I am for Apple to shift to their own chips, and it seems that excitement was warranted, particularly since we are seeing such impressive performance at much lower prices. Check out the video above for McKenna's full thoughts. 

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Rayann Elzein's picture

"Check out the video above for McKenna's full thoughts." And what are the Fstoppers writer's thoughts? What's the conclusion? Do I really have to go to Youtube to find out?

Deleted Account's picture

Agreed, I'm getting stick and tired of writers just posting other people's videos without a proper synopsis. Many of us here do not necessarily want to watch a video. It would be much more informative to put the details of the video so that the reader can choose what format they want the info.

I can skim an article pretty fast to get the details I need. All you have written here is just fluff which makes the reader have to watch the video.

As others have said before, if we wanted to just watch videos, I think most of us are smart enough to go to YouTube and search what we want to look at.

Please make it a priority to give a full synopsis of the videos you want to include in future articles.

Peter Mueller's picture

Read/scan article? Seconds to minutes depending on level of relevance and quality.
Watching a video of indeterminate length, in the aggregate; hours and days of my life I'll never get back.
Stop it.

David Kinnear's picture

He never even mentions how much RAM is installed in his M1 MacBook Pro. That's 14 minutes of my life that I will never get back.

Dan Ostergren's picture

Hey David. I was curious about this as well, so I looked up the particular Macbook Pro M1 that sells for $1,300, and it looks like it's equipped with 8GB RAM. Unfortunately the storage capacity of the SSD on that model is quite low.

Jim Kennedy's picture

Ave you used LR and PS on the M1

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