M1 MacBook Pro Replaces Low-End Model, Higher-End Intel Options Still Available

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 chip replaces the lower-end MacBook Pro models that were previously available, and Apple is continuing to sell it right alongside higher-end models that continue to feature Intel chips.

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Apple introduced the Intel-equipped MacBook Pro models in May 2020. They're available for $1,799 and $1,999 alongside the $1,299 and $1,499 ‌M1‌ MacBook Pro models.

Because the ‌M1‌ MacBook Pro models are replacing the lower-end models, it's worth noting that the machines have just two USB-C ports that offer Thunderbolt 3 and USB 4, while the higher-end models have four ports.

The Mac mini models with ‌M1‌ chips, priced at $699 and $899 depending on storage, are also being sold alongside an older Intel-equipped ‌Mac mini‌ model. The MacBook Air models, however, use ‌M1‌ chips across the board and Apple no longer offers a ‌MacBook Air‌ with an Intel chip.

Despite the transition to Apple Silicon, Apple plans to continue to support Intel chips for years to come. Apps built using the new Universal App binary will be able to run on both ‌Apple Silicon‌ and Intel Macs going forward.

Top Rated Comments

zsbradt Avatar
3 weeks ago


It looks like a glorified iPad Pro with a keyboard, a trackpad and two USB-C ports...minus the touchscreen.

so, a laptop
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lysingur Avatar
3 weeks ago
I think I speak for a lot of people when I say: I can't wait for M2.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
3 weeks ago
You’d think the M1 prices would be dramatically less since we no longer have to pay the exorbitant Intel cpu core prices :rolleyes:
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rudy69 Avatar
3 weeks ago
What we saw today is Apple’s low end chip. The mid and high tiers are coming later
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unregistered 4U Avatar
3 weeks ago


I think I speak for a lot of people when I say: I can't wait for M2.

Only noobs are waiting for M2, M7 is where the REAL action is /s
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Serban55 Avatar
3 weeks ago
M1 is limiting just for 2 usb4/thunderbolt ports thats why Apple replace the BASE 13" Macbook pro with 2 ports and not the 4 ports 13" MBP (that you can still buy)
The high end 13" MBP and 16" Mbp will have 4 ports so Apple will come with M2 or whatever
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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