M1 MacBook Pro 13” specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2020 M1 MacBook Pro 13” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

M1 MacBook Pro 13” image

M1 MacBook Pro 13”

Availability

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Released2020
Release DateAnnounced on November 10th, 2020
Pricing
  • $1,299
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Generations
M1 MacBook Pro 13” Price
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$669.95
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$724.95
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$915.79
Apple 2020 MacBook Air with M1 Chip 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple 2020 MacBook Air with M1 Chip 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$658.47
$704.60 7% OFF
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$669.99

Exterior

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Dimensions11.97” x 8.36” x 0.61” (304.1 mm x 212.4 mm x 15.6 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement
  • Touch Bar
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure‑sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure‑sensitive drawing, and Multi‑Touch gestures

Display

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Size13.3 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Ports

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Ports
M1 MacBook Pro 13” Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
Right (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Processor
  1. Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

M1 MacBook Pro 13”1
Apple M11,705100.00%
01,705

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

M1 MacBook Pro 13”1
Apple M17,414100.00%
07,414
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
Storage
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB

Connectivity

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Battery

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Size58.2 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 17 hours wireless web
  • Up to 20 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply61W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
OSShipped with macOS Big Sur
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

Misc

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • MacBook Pro 13”
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

M1 MacBook Pro 13”
At Glance
Released in Late
2020
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.1 lb
1.41 kg
Powered By
Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
8C/8T, 3.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,705
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,414
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M1 iGPU
8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
Unified Memory
M1 MacBook Pro 13” Ports

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Our analysis and reviews

M1 MacBook Pro 13” image

What we like

Reasons to like about M1 MacBook Pro 13”.

Awesome battery life of up to 20-hours

According to Apple, the M1 MacBook Pro 13” lasts up to 20 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 17 hours wireless web
  • Up to 20 hours Apple TV app movie playback

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about M1 MacBook Pro 13”.

Non-upgradable storage

M1 MacBook Pro 13” has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage SlotsM1 MacBook Pro 13”
M.20 - Onboard
SATA0
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on M1 MacBook Pro 13” is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryM1 MacBook Pro 13”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeUnified
Speed

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M1 (8C, 8G) inside M1 MacBook Pro 13” has a 94% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8557U inside 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M1 MacBook Pro 13” - Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
7,414
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i7-8557U
3,804
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i5-8257U
3,740