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While we would consider Apple’s MacBook Air M1 to be the best in the company’s lineup for most people, there are some who want a beefier machine. That’s where the MacBook Pro M1 comes in, and Amazon has the 2020 model for slightly less than usual. The 13-inch laptop with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is now $150 off, dropping it to $1,150. Only the space gray model has this discount right now, but the silver version is $100 off and up to $1,199.Buy MacBook Pro M1 at Amazon – $1,150
Keep in mind that this is the 2020 model – not the 2021 MacBook Pro, which has an updated design with more ports and Apple’s more expensive M1 Pro or M1 Max chipsets. That is not to say that the 2020 model does not have its merits. In fact, it earned a score of 84 from us when we first reviewed it thanks to its fast performance, fast GPU, beautiful display, comfortable keyboard and trackpad, plus long battery life of 16.5 hours. And since the Pro is different from the Air and has a fan inside, it can handle persistent workloads like video encoding better.
There are a few downsides to the Pro M1, namely the support for only one external display and the lack of external GPU support combined. And compared to the 2021 models, the port selection is missing. The 2020 laptop only has four Thunderbolt ports, while on the newer machine you get connectors like an HDMI port, an SD card slot, and more. Those updated MacBook Pros start at $1,999, though, so this sale on the 2020 MacBook Pro is a good option for those on a tighter budget, but still want an upgraded laptop and feel comfortable skipping the extra ports. .
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