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Apple discontinues sales of MacBook Air and dual-port Intel-based MacBook Pro earlier this year



Yesterday there was another major online presentation by Apple, entirely devoted to the first Mac computers based on mobile M1 chips, designed by the company based on the ARM architecture to replace x86-compatible Intel processors. Along with the addition of the new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, Apple has removed Intel-based counterparts from its online store earlier this year.

Following the lineup update, the MacBook Air is only available with an M1 processor in two flavors: a 256GB SSD and 7-core integrated GPU for $ 999, or a 512GB SSD and 8-core integrated GPU for $ 1249.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel processor can still be purchased, but only in more expensive configurations. The new M1-based MacBook Pro 13 ″ replaces the previous entry-level dual-Thunderbolt MacBook Pro and starts at $ 1299 and $ 1499. Intel processors are available in configurations that start at $ 1,799 and $ 1999, and have four Thunderbolt ports.

The Mac mini is still available in configurations with Intel processors, but like the MacBook Pro at a higher price point. M1-based Mac mini versions start at $ 699 and $ 899, while Intel CPU variants start at $ 1099.

Apple expects to complete the transition by 2022, after which the entire Mac lineup will run on ARM processors.

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