iFixit has gotten its arms on Apple’s new M1-powered MacBook Air and MacBook Professional, which in fact is to say that its staff has torn the laptops apart to find out what’s inside. And, whereas the Air and the Pro have set groundbreaking new requirements for efficiency and effectivity, it seems that this may be attributed nearly totally to the M1 chip relatively than any explicit design adjustments.
Take the brand new MacBook Professional, for example. Right here’s this 12 months’s Intel-based mannequin on the left, with the brand new M1 model on the precise:
The interior layouts of the 2 computer systems are nearly similar. iFixit notes that the M1 mannequin makes use of precisely the identical fan part as its Intel predecessor, for instance, which actually does drive house the M1 chip’s effectivity contemplating the distinction in noise ranges between the 2 computer systems.
The MacBook Air, in the meantime, additionally appears to be like similar to the Intel model, however with the omission of the fan altogether. iFixit expressed just a little shock that the design of the Air and Professional didn’t converge extra, contemplating the computer systems now use similar processors, however Apple’s design focus right here was clearly on utilizing the M1 as a drop-in alternative for its current merchandise.
Check out the full teardown at iFixit for more, together with a better have a look at the M1 processor itself, a whole listing of different chips the staff discovered inside, and ideas on the laptops’ repairability.