This chip, which also powers the Mac mini (M1, 2020) and MacBook Air (M1, 2020), replaces Intel processors in the smaller Pro line, if only for the two lower-priced configurations. The new M1 chip at the heart of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1, 2020) delivers much higher performance than the Intel CPUs powering its predecessor. Not only is it 2.8 times faster than the early 2020 model, according to Apple, but it is also three times faster than equivalent Windows laptops. Reviews, including our own, support Apple’s bold claims. On top of that, the chip has better power efficiency, which means this laptop comes with better battery life than previous Intel models.