The clock is ticking on the Intel-based 16-Inch MacBook Professional.
It’s no shock that Apple may even replace the 16-Inch MacBook Professional with a more powerful processor, tentatively known as the “M1X,” based on widely-reported “leaks” (aka rumors). To not point out Apple’s clear official messaging about transferring to its personal processors for future Macs.
If the upcoming processor for the 16-inch MacBook Professional is something just like the M1 within the 13-inch MacBook Professional, it’s going to “blow away” (to make use of an expression repeated endlessly by the media) the present MBP 16 which is saddled with comparatively lagging-edge Intel ninth gen processors.
In reality, the M1 within the 13-inch MacBook Professional already blows these Intel processors away primarily based on Geekbench 5, amongst different benchmarks.
Intel-based Home windows laptops additionally really feel the warmth
The present 16-inch MacBook Professional is the most effective large-screen laptop computer I’ve amongst a steady of laptops I take a look at together with the most recent 15-inch XPS 15 9500 and newest HP Spectre x360 15 (each 2020 models).
So, I’m not loopy about giving up my Intel MBP 16. But it surely’s inevitable given the huge efficiency gaps between Apple’s M collection chips and Intel.
Earlier than Apple “unleashed” the M1 processor in November, I anticipated that an Apple processor would ship significantly better battery life for MacBooks however I didn’t predict the enormous leap in efficiency.
No person did. However the leap is so large it’s making me query the viability of even the most recent Home windows laptops I’ve been testing primarily based on the 11th Gen Intel “Tiger Lake” processor.
That’s a tricky tablet to swallow.
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