[REVIEW] : Apple: new MacBook Pro with Mini-LED screen?

Apple has been interested in Mini-LED screen technology for several years. The latter is already present in the iPad Pro, but also the screens of the high-end computers of the Cupertino company: the MacBook Pro. The latter, in their 2021 versions of 14 and 16 inches (those with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips) also have the right to a Mini-LED screen. But according to the analyst of the apple brand Ming-Chi Kuo, these screens are still likely to make the heyday of Apple computers.

Indeed, the firm’s expert who works for TF Securities explains that the Apple brand has increased the production of these Mini-LED screens in anticipation of an important announcement which should take place by the end. of year. According to Kuo, “Apple continues to aggressively expand the supply chain capacity of Mini-LED displays for the MacBook Pro, with the goal of increasing 20-30%.”

From a commercial point of view, the bet seems winning for Apple. In fact, in the fourth quarter of 2021, sales of products with a Mini-LED screen exceeded those of products with an OLED screen. According to the first rumors that have already reached us, Apple intends to present a new version of its MacBook Pro in the coming months. The high-end laptop should be equipped with an M2 processor, and therefore, a Mini-LED screen.

Mac Studio and Studio Display: are they selling well?

In the rest of his report, Kuo provides an update on Mac Studio and Studio Display sales. According to the analyst, Apple should be able to sell between 500,000 and 600,000 Mac Studios in the coming months. A figure which is difficult to compare as the product is new for Apple, which comes to be placed just above the Mac mini and other MacBooks.

But Apple’s high-powered computer isn’t intended for large, networked businesses either. The latter generally favor Mac Pros with their Intel processors, suitable for all software and easier to connect to each other.

Apple’s MacBook Air M1 is finally back under $1,000

This is not the first reduction that we see for the MacBook Air equipped with the Apple M1 chip, but it was becoming quite rare to find it below the symbolic bar of 1,000 euros.

If rumors are multiplying about the next generation of MacBook Air, the 2020 model is still recommendable and is a real success thanks to the M1 chip. Apple’s in-house chip not only provides better performance, but also better battery life compared to Intel models. For those who still hesitate, it’s time to crack, especially since it is again at a good price.

To better understand the offer

  • What are the benefits of the M1 chip?

The MacBook Air 2020 marked a real turning point at Apple. Compared to its predecessor, there is very little difference aesthetically. It is rather under the hood that the MacBook Air hides its evolutions. Apple breaks free from Intel and offers its own M1 chip, based on an ARM architecture. If the new chips recently presented by the brand caused a sensation as their power impresses, the M1 is still convincing. The estimated power is then 3.5 times higher than the old models, as well as graphics performance up to 5 times faster. With such a configuration, you will be able to carry out your daily tasks without any slowdown, even during video or photo editing for creative people. All this, in absolute silence, because this model has no fan, and will therefore be less noisy than in the past.

This change also made it possible to increase the autonomy of the machine. Now, the MacBook Air M1 is doing better, thanks to the M1 chip which provides a 50% increase over the previous generation. The ultrabook is capable of holding up to around 20 hours with typical use — up to 15 hours of wireless web browsing. However, be aware that this change of processor requires a rewrite of the applications, but your old X86 software can still be used thanks to the Rosetta 2 emulator.

  • What more can we say?

If you want change on the design side, well, you will have to bet on its successor instead. For its MacBook Air 2020, the Cupertino company uses the same design as its predecessor, namely an aluminum chassis and a backlit keyboard with the Magic Keyboard. We find a diagonal of 13 inches with a Retina True Tone screen and a featherweight of 1.29 kilos. You can also count on the presence of TouchID to unlock the device with a single click.

MacBook Pro drops below 1,250 euros (rare promotion)

Apple MacBook Pro 2020 has a 13.3-inch Retina display, with P3 wide color gamut, 500 nits of luminance, and True Tone technology. The display adapts to your surroundings, optimizing programs regardless of the light conditions you are in. Text is sharp, colors realistic, blacks deep and whites bright. The immersion is total, both during your gaming sessions and when you watch a movie in streaming. Apple MacBook Pro embeds the M1 chip which gives it power and speed. This 8-core CPU responds perfectly to the heaviest workloads, with minimal latency. Thanks to the 16-core Neural Engine of this Apple MacBook Pro, the computer learns very quickly. Along with its thermal efficiency, active cooling further improves its performance. The autonomy of this laptop has been reworked, and it is now 20 hours available to you without recharging.

The Apple MacBook Pro in rare promotion on Rakuten

With its immediate 13% discount, this Apple laptop is cheaper at 1,249 euros instead of 1,449 euros. Also, if you are a member of Club R, you benefit from 62.45 euros offered in Rakuten Points. The e-merchant’s loyalty program is free, without obligation, and allows you to accumulate Rakuten Points after each sale and each purchase made on the merchant platform. This Apple MacBook Pro machine is intended for different purposes. It will meet the expectations of the most demanding users, from professionals wishing to work to individuals who want to be entertained. It is the merchant ParissyShop which sells the MacBook Pro at a reduced price via the Rakuten marketplace. ParissyShop is a professional seller, French, who has already carried out thousands of transactions on the e-commerce site and who obtains an average rating of 4.7/5 according to customer reviews. This product, new and original, is covered by a 2-year Apple warranty.