In our review of the MacBook Pro M1, we found that it is even more capable than the excellent MacBook Air, mainly because it is equipped with a fan to maintain room temperature. Air depends only on a heatsink, which tends to slow down the system during sustained workloads, such as time-consuming video rendering. The MacBook Pro, in turn, was so fast when running universal applications built for the M1 chip and was also able to emulate Intel software.
Some professionals may feel limited by the system’s two USB-C ports, as well as the fact that it supports only an external monitor. In addition, as it is built on Apple’s new ARM-based architecture, external GPUs are not supported. If you are a more demanding user, it may be better to use one of the existing Intel-based MacBook Pros.
When it comes to daily performance, the MacBook Pro equipped with M1 and Air also performed similarly. So you’d better get the Air with the same specs for $ 1,250 from Apple. You will also have the benefit of a slightly lighter and completely silent machine with a fan or other moving parts. Both the Air and the Pro also come equipped with Apple’s Retina Display (although the Pro is a little brighter), and the company’s excellent renovated keyboards, which offer a fair amount of travel for comfortable typing.