Here's Why People are Psyched About MacBook Pro 2020

Craig Federighi said it. 2020 is a gateway for not only new design philosophy for Apple but new silicon altogether. The new MacBook Pro is the epitome of what the trillion-dollar company can do with its picturesque hardware-software integration, and here is why people are psyched about it. 


The hype of 2020 MacBook pro and M1: 

Apple is one of the few companies that has such a glorious history. Right from the first truly capable computer over three decades ago, Apple has always created history, even in 2020. With its major shift from x86 architecture, Apple has worked on a magical workaround, and here’s how. 

Intel has been notorious for providing sub-par chipsets for the past few years. Right from perpetually underclocking, to hogging mammoth amounts of power, Intel has been rather lackadaisical in the engineering departments. 

Apple, being as determined as they are, decided to shift to Arm-based architectures, usually meant for smaller, handheld devices like tablets and phones. What this meant that the only obstacle Apple had to deal with is efficiency and performance concerns. 

This gave birth to the M1. Apple’s first in-house SoC in decades. With 4 high-power cores for graphic-intensive tasks and high-efficiency cores for easier tasks, Apple came with a magical solution. 


Additionally, they decided to solder the RAM on the SoC itself, which seems like a brilliant move. Not only does this mean that the system will be bereft of any corrupt, externally placed RAMs, but also that multitasking would be a treat in the newer Macs. 

That isn’t all. The M1 also comes with a neural engine that makes image processing a walk in the park. With the M1, working on images and videos has never been easier. Be it increasing pixels on a potato quality picture, to rendering videos in 4k, everything has become exponentially easier. 

The M1 also comes equipped with the latest Security Chip. Having all the components of the SoC in such close proximity means constant interaction between the same. This would also, in theory, make biometrics quicker. 


In the day and age of increasing needs to protect one’s PC, Apple has yet again come up with a solution. The MacBook Pro also comes with the famous Touch ID, and that is bound to make biometric and security measures safer and quicker, owing to the M1.

One more thing. Switching to the M! has massively improved graphical performance too. Although the new MacBook Pro does not support external GPUs, the M1 itself seems to be pretty capable. 

It seems like Apple has come with valid solutions to avoid the inconvenience Intel has provided over the course of the past few years. Perhaps that is why Apple is hailed in such high regard. Perhaps, this explains their net worth. Perhaps, the M1 is the pioneer to next-gen SoCs. 

Rosetta and Universal Apps

With Apple planning on shifting to Arm indefinitely, Intel MacBooks seem to be at a disadvantage to the uninitiated eye. This does not seem to be the kind of stance Apple took, though. The introduction of Rosetta and Universal Apps seems like the right step forward.


Rosetta is basically a translation medium. A bridge, if you may. For coders who write code based on x86, all one needs to do is run it through Rosetta now. Not only will it convert the codes to Arm-compatible language, but also do so in a matter of seconds. As shown in their keynote, creators claimed that it did not take any extra effort to shift to Arm. 

With Universal Apps, Apple plans on including its iOS and iPadOS apps in MacOS too. Any Mac running on Big Sur (including the MacBook Pro 2020) will now support apps that would otherwise run on the handheld counterparts. 

Battery Life

No other portable laptop has battery life this great. With over 20 hours of video playback, the MacBook Pro not only beats the younger Air but also blazes ahead of the competition by light-years. The reason why it performs better and more efficiently than the Air is because of the presence of the fan. Active cooling not only prevents throttling at higher temperatures but also does so for longer hours; thereby adding to efficiency. 


Additionally, the Air has one of the four high-power cores turned off. This means that the Pro is more capable of handling major tasks with greater efficiency. The active cooling system aids in this too. 

The Bottomline

The M1 is a beast. While it has a mind-boggling single-core benchmark, there is a lot more than meets the eye. The integration of Apple’s in-house hardware and software means that using the MacBook Pro will be even more seamless than ever. 

The Macbook Pro is a true example of what Apple is capable of achieving. With a first-gen SoC being so capable, one can only imagine what is to happen once the iMacs are launched. 


About Jimmie Luthra

Jimmie Luthra is a Mariner, Tech enthusiast, Blogger and Gadget reviewer. He is fond of technology and is usually found playing with some piece of tech. He is also a Guitarist, Music lover & fitness freak.
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