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13″ M1 MacBook Pro vs 16″ Intel MacBook Pro: What Should You Buy?

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Image: Max Tech on YouTube

After pitting the M1 MacBook Pro against the M1 MacBook Air in his previous video, Max Tech took to YouTube once again, this time to see how the new 13-inch M1-powered MacBook Pro squares up against the 16-inch Intel i9-powered MacBook Pro.

In a web browsing test, the M1 MacBook Pro hit a remarkable 220 runs/minute, whereas the 8th generation Intel i9-powered MacBook Pro came in at 128.1 runs/minute.

On Geekbench 5, the M1 MacBook Pro benchmarks 69% better than the Intel unit in single-core processing, and 37% better in multi-core processing. To put things in perspective, the M1 MacBook Pro starts at $1,699 CAD at retail, whereas the 16-incher starts at $2,999 CAD.

The 16-inch Intel MacBook Pro does beat out its opponent in graphics performance by a mere 12.5% thanks to its powerful AMD Radeon 5300M dedicated GPU, but it uses a lot more power to do so.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro runs a lot quieter and cooler than its opposition, has a battery that lasts much longer thanks to the M1 chip’s power efficiency, handles graphics, image, and audio rendering just as well (or better), and is powered by Apple’s own silicon.

All things considered, the larger screen, better speakers, slightly larger keyboard, and added Trackpad real estate are the only things the 16-inch MacBook Pro has going for it — the M1 MacBook Pro has it beat in all other areas. Max Tech called the M1 takedown of the Intel chip a slaughterfest.

Kudos to Max Tech for working tirelessly for these comprehensive reviews. Let’s all pour one out for Intel, because the game is over now, son.

Click here to visit Apple.ca to buy your 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro.

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