KEY POINTS

  • Apple has launched three new Mac devices
  • The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini are powered by the company's new M1 chip
  • The devices are now available for pre-order via Apple's online store

Apple has announced the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini models, all of them powered by the company’s new M1 chip. All three devices are already available for pre-order via Apple’s online store.

The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini come as refreshes to their older, Intel-powered predecessors. It’s also worth noting that they are considerably cheaper compared to the models running on Intel’s chips.

The Mac mini, for example, starts at $699 for the M1 chip-powered model with 256GB of storage. The Intel Core i5 processor-powered model, on the other hand, starts at $1,099 even if it’s an older model.

That said, here’s a quick look at what interested parties can expect from each new device, as well as their selling prices.

MacBook Pro

Apple announced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip. The device has an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, 8GB of “unified” memory, a 13-inch Retina display with True Tone, a Magic Keyboard and Touch Bar. It also has Touch ID, a Force Touch trackpad and two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro comes in two SSD storage configurations:

  • 256GB SSD model - $1,299 before trade-in
  • 512GB SSD model - $1,499 before trade-in

MacBook Air

Apple also announced a new 13-inch MacBook Air with an M1 chip. It comes in two variants: one has an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, while the other one has an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU.

Both have 8GB of “unified” memory, a Retina display with True Tone, a Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, a Force Touch trackpad and two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports.

  • The model with a 7-core GPU has 256GB SSD storage. It starts at $999 before trade-in.
  • The model with an 8-core GPU has 512GB SSD storage. It starts at $1,249 before trade-in.

Mac mini

Lastly, Apple also announced a new Mac mini with the M1 chip. The device has an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, has 8GB of “unified” memory and features Gigabit Ethernet. The device comes in two storage configurations:

  • 256GB SSD model - $699 before trade-in
  • 512GB SSD model - $899 before trade-in

Apple’s online store noted that the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will start shipping on Nov. 17 or 18. The Mac mini, on the other hand, doesn’t have an exact shipping date.

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