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Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 Laptop Review: The entry-level Pro also gets the M1 performance boost

Revolutionary or unnecessary? In addition to the MacBook Air, Apple also equips the entry-level MacBook Pro 13 with the new M1 processor. The performance is much higher than before, but can it justify the higher price compared to the MacBook Air? And are there any other differences?
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While the new MacBook Air is now exclusively powered by Apple's own ARM silicon, we still get two completely different models of the more expensive MacBook Pro 13. Apple still offers the version with four Thunderbolt ports and Intel CPUs (28W) in the higher price range starting from $1799, and the previous entry-level MBP 13 with two Thunderbolt ports and the slower Intel CPUs (15W) is now equipped with the Apple M1 chip. The price of the new MBP 13 M1 starts at $1299 ($1199 in the education store).

We will obviously compare the new MacBook Pro 13 with the more expensive model (4x Thunderbolt), but also the MacBook Air M1 we have already reviewed. The Air did get more improvements, so we want to find out if the less expensive MacBook Air might even be the better choice.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Processor
Apple M1 8 x 2.1 - 3.2 GHz
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4X-4266
Display
13.30 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 227 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
Apple SSD AP0256, 256 GB 
, 230 GB free
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Headset, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.6 x 304.1 x 212.4 ( = 0.61 x 11.97 x 8.36 in)
Battery
58.2 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Apple OS X 11.0 Big Sur
Camera
Webcam: FaceTime HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Magic Keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, 61W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.374 kg ( = 48.47 oz / 3.03 pounds), Power Supply: 275 g ( = 9.7 oz / 0.61 pounds)
Price
1449 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
91 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU
1.4 kg15.6 mm13.30"2560x1600
92 %
06/2020
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
i5-1038NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
1.4 kg15.6 mm13.30"2560x1600
91 %
02/2020
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
i5-8257U, Iris Plus Graphics 645
1.4 kg14.9 mm13.30"2560x1600
91 %
12/2020
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU
1.3 kg16.1 mm13.30"2560x1600
88 %
10/2020
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.3 kg14.8 mm13.40"1920x1200
87 %
06/2020
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
1.3 kg14.6 mm13.90"3000x2000
87 %
12/2020
Razer Book 13 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.4 kg15.15 mm13.40"1920x1200

Case - No visible differences

Apple did not touch the familiar unibody chassis from the entry-level MBP 13 and you can still choose between silver and space gray models. The quality of the MacBook Pro is still excellent, and the surfaces are not very prone to dirt or grease in practice. However, you start to notice the age of the case design, because the bezels are pretty wide compared to rivals like the Dell XPS 13, for example.

MacBook Pro 13 (bottom) vs. MacBook Air (top)
MacBook Pro 13 (bottom) vs. MacBook Air (top)
MacBook Pro 13 (right) vs. MacBook Air (left)
MacBook Pro 13 (right) vs. MacBook Air (left)

The MacBook Pro 13 and the MacBook Air have the same footprint, but the MacBook Air gets slimmer towards the front. Therefore, it is a bit more comfortable when you type because the front edge of the MBP 13 is pretty sharp. The weight advantage for the Air is not huge at ~150 grams.

Size Comparison

304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 16.1 mm / 0.634 inch 1.3 kg2.8 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 15.6 mm / 0.614 inch 1.4 kg3.03 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 15.6 mm / 0.614 inch 1.4 kg3.05 lbs304.1 mm / 12 inch 212.4 mm / 8.36 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.4 kg3.03 lbs304 mm / 12 inch 217 mm / 8.54 inch 14.6 mm / 0.575 inch 1.3 kg2.95 lbs296 mm / 11.7 inch 199 mm / 7.83 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 1.3 kg2.85 lbs295.6 mm / 11.6 inch 198.5 mm / 7.81 inch 15.15 mm / 0.596 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs
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Connectivity - MBP 13 M1 with USB 4 and Wi-Fi 6

You still get a 3.5 mm stereo jack at the right and two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C connectors) at the left side. They now also support USB 4, but the transfer rate is limited to 10 Gbps just like USB 3.1 Gen.2. There can still be compatibility issues when you connect peripherals, as we have already seen in our review of the new MacBook Air. One of the two ports is blocked by the power adapter, and the ports are also very close to each other, which can be an issue when you use wider thumb drives, for example.

Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) / USB 4 (10 Gbps)
Left side: 2x Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) / USB 4 (10 Gbps)
Right side: Headset
Right side: Headset

Communication - Only 80 MHz Wi-Fi 6

Similar to the MacBook Air M1 and other Apple products with Wi-Fi 6 (e. g. iPads), the Wi-Fi module (2x2) supports the fast 802.11ax standard, but only 80 MHz and not 160 MHz connections. Therefore, the transfer rates are not better compared to the direct predecessor MBP 13 2020 with the Intel CPU and Wi-Fi 5. The Windows competition has an advantage here, even with older Wi-Fi 5 modules (160 MHz).

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1338 (1304min - 1355max) MBit/s ∼100% +106%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1121 (926min - 1291max) MBit/s ∼84% +73%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
975 (786min - 1026max) MBit/s ∼73% +50%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (49.8 - 1614, n=99, last 2 years)
847 MBit/s ∼63% +31%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
809 MBit/s ∼60% +25%
Average 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  (440 - 1599, n=67)
775 MBit/s ∼58% +19%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
736 MBit/s ∼55% +13%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
649 (611min - 664max) MBit/s ∼49%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
552 (257min - 620max) MBit/s ∼41% -15%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1450 (1391min - 1486max) MBit/s ∼100% +92%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1439 (1386min - 1504max) MBit/s ∼99% +90%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1293 (628min - 1379max) MBit/s ∼89% +71%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (240 - 1658, n=99, last 2 years)
941 MBit/s ∼65% +24%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
765 MBit/s ∼53% +1%
Average 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  (349 - 1414, n=67)
764 MBit/s ∼53% +1%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
763 MBit/s ∼53% +1%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
757 (378min - 806max) MBit/s ∼52%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple AirPort Extreme M1
672 (614min - 682max) MBit/s ∼46% -11%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø744 (378-806)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø648 (611-664)
ColorChecker
15.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
18.4 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
10 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB): 8.94 ∆E min: 2.23 - max: 18.36 ∆E

Maintenance

Apple pretty much took the internal layout from the old entry-level model with Intel CPUs; even the fan is identical. This means there is still a big difference compared to the more expensive MacBook Pro 13 4x TB3, which has two fans. All in all, this still means there is basically nothing to do here form a user maintenance standpoint.

MBP 13 2020 Entry M1 (Source: iFixit)
MBP 13 2020 Entry M1 (Source: iFixit)
MBP 13 2020 Entry Intel (Source: iFixit)
MBP 13 2020 Entry Intel (Source: iFixit)
MBP 13 2018 4x TB3 Intel (Source: iFixit)
MBP 13 2018 4x TB3 Intel (Source: iFixit)

Display - 16:10 IPS-Panel

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The display is still the same. You once again get a glossy IPS-screen with 2560 x 1600 pixels (227 ppi) and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Apple advertises a brightness of 500 nits, but we cannot confirm that at all measurement spots. All in all, the subjective picture impression is excellent. The device now supports iOS apps as well, so a touchscreen would definitely make more sense now.

Compared to Windows rivals, the MacBook Pro 13 offers other advantages like the very well working ambient light sensor, the automatic adjustment of the color temperature based on the ambient lighting (TrueTone) and the perfect scaling in macOS.

The response times are decent, but we can once determine a flickering of the background illumination at a brightness of 49 % or less. The frequency is very high at 122 kHz though, so there should not be any problems. We can also see some fluctuations on the oscilloscope at a brightness of 50 % or more, but we cannot measure it. Great: There is no visible backlight bleeding on a black background, even at the maximum brightness.

478
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
504
cd/m²
510
cd/m²
505
cd/m²
480
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 510 cd/m² Average: 490.6 cd/m² Minimum: 4.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 510 cd/m²
Contrast: 1759:1 (Black: 0.29 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.3 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
100% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
88.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
Gamma: 2.23
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
2560x1600, 13.30
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
APPA03D, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Sharp LQ134N1, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Sharp LQ134R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 13.40
Razer Book 13 FHD
Sharp LQ134N1JW48, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Display
Display P3 Coverage
98.56
98.85
70.94
80.15
70.13
sRGB Coverage
99.97
99.93
99.08
99.97
99.29
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
85.91
86.39
72.95
78.94
71.56
Response Times
-26%
9%
-11%
-46%
-60%
-57%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
48 (18.8, 29.2)
35.2 (19.6, 15.6)
27%
31 (14, 17)
35%
46 (22, 24)
4%
52 (27.6, 24.4)
-8%
59.2 (30, 29.2)
-23%
56.8 (29.2, 27.6)
-18%
Response Time Black / White *
25.2 (8.4, 16.8)
50.4 (24.4, 26)
-100%
26.1 (14.9, 11.2)
-4%
32.4 (18.4, 14)
-29%
33.2 (19.2, 14)
-32%
40.4 (22.4, 18)
-60%
38.8 (20.4, 18.4)
-54%
PWM Frequency
122000 (49)
116300 (66)
-5%
118000 (49, 155)
-3%
113600 (75)
-7%
2475 (20)
-98%
2137 (31)
-98%
2475 (25)
-98%
Screen
-4%
-9%
-7%
-50%
-28%
1%
Brightness middle
510
508
0%
417
-18%
512
0%
543.3
7%
508.7
0%
545.3
7%
Brightness
491
502
2%
395
-20%
491
0%
524
7%
479
-2%
507
3%
Brightness Distribution
94
92
-2%
91
-3%
91
-3%
92
-2%
84
-11%
88
-6%
Black Level *
0.29
0.4
-38%
0.39
-34%
0.32
-10%
0.38
-31%
0.3
-3%
0.31
-7%
Contrast
1759
1270
-28%
1069
-39%
1600
-9%
1430
-19%
1696
-4%
1759
0%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.3
1.4
-8%
1.12
14%
1.7
-31%
3.02
-132%
2.72
-109%
1.39
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3
2.5
17%
2.71
10%
3.4
-13%
7.61
-154%
4.7
-57%
2.61
13%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2
1.7
15%
1.7
15%
1.9
5%
5
-150%
3.4
-70%
1.3
35%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.22 99%
2207 0%
2.19 100%
2.02 109%
2.11 104%
2.2 100%
CCT
6933 94%
6861 95%
6870 95%
6817 95%
6550 99%
6245 104%
6476 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
88.3
88.3
0%
77.4
-12%
66.8
-24%
70.7
-20%
65.9
-25%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
100
0%
99.9
0%
99.6
0%
100
0%
99.6
0%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
0.77
1
1.23
1.92
2.72
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-15% / -9%
0% / -4%
-9% / -8%
-48% / -49%
-44% / -35%
-28% / -12%

* ... smaller is better

The MacBook Pro 13 is very well-calibrated out of the box. There is still some room for improvements when we look at the grayscale performance, but all the deviations are already below the important mark of 3. We used the P3 reference color space for our analysis with the professional CalMAN software and the X-Rite i1 Pro 2 spectrophotometer. 

CalMAN Grayscale (target color space P3)
CalMAN Grayscale (target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (target color space P3)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (target color space P3)
CalMAN ColorChecker (target color space P3)

Right now, we are not able to calibrate the new MacBook Pro 13 M1 due to a software issue. Therefore, we have to use the CalMAN measurements (2D comparison with the reference color space) to determine the color gamut. We can confirm Apple's claim about the full P3 color gamut.

vs. AdobeRGB: 88.3 % (CalMAN 2D)
vs. AdobeRGB: 88.3 % (CalMAN 2D)
vs. P3: 99.3 % (CalMAN 2D)
vs. P3: 99.3 % (CalMAN 2D)
vs. sRGB: 100 % (CalMAN 2D)
vs. sRGB: 100 % (CalMAN 2D)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
25.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 16.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 29.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 76 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.2 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 122000 Hz ≤ 49 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 122000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 49 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 122000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9706 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

The viewing angle stability of the IPS panel is very good. The display also works well outdoors and it is definitely not as reflective as many other glossy screens. As long as you can avoid direct reflections from light sources, it is no problem to use the notebook even in brighter environments.

Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability
Outdoors (cloudy)
Outdoors (cloudy)
Outdoors (cloudy)
Outdoors (cloudy)

Performance - M1 clearly beats Intel

Overview
Overview

The entry-level model of the MacBook Pro 13 is, just like the new MacBook Air, equipped with Apple's new M1 processor (8 cores, 4x 3.2 GHz & 4x 2.3 GHz). The chip itself is completely identical in both devices, which also includes the clocks. The only difference is the integrated GPU, because the less expensive Air is available with a 7 or 8 GPU cores, the Pro always gets the faster 8-core GPU. The MBP 13 M1 also has the active cooling solution, which should stabilize the performance in sustained load scenarios.

Processor - Not faster than the MacBook Air in everyday scenarios

The performance of Apple's new M1 processor is once again impressive, not only compared to the previous Intel powered MBP 13 or the more expensive MBP 13 with four Thunderbolt ports. First, we have a look at the processor performance in native applications, in this case Cinebench R23. The single-core result is just marginally better than the MacBook Air M1, and even the first Multi run is just 5 % faster on the Pro. However, the Air has to reduce the performance a bit (-12 %) when you stress the device for longer periods due to the passive cooling solution. Still, you will hardly notice this in practice.

We are very impressed that the MacBook Pro 13 can maintain the performance. Almost all mobile devices (especially with 15W CPUs) usually throttle noticeably after the initial 30 seconds. The direct predecessor with the Intel Core i5-8257U is clearly beaten (+51 % Single, +94 % Multi). Our test device also beats pretty much everything in the single-core test, including the most powerful new Tiger Lake CPUs from Intel, the recent Ryzen mobile processors and even the current 45W CPUs from Intel do not stand a chance. Only the two brand-new desktop CPUs from AMD have a small lead.

The performance is not less impressive in the multi-core test, and Apple's M1 processor is only beaten by CPUs with much more cores. Among the mobile processors, only the AMD Ryzen 7 4800U has an advantage, but the much more popular Ryzen 7 4700U is marginally slower. All mobile Intel CPUs including the brand-new Tiger Lake processors are also slower.

Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
1649 Points ∼100% +9%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
1541 Points ∼93% +2%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
1513 Points ∼92%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
1496 Points ∼91% -1%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
1440 Points ∼87% -5%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
1303 Points ∼79% -14%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
1253 Points ∼76% -17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
1235 Points ∼75% -18%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
1217 Points ∼74% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
1140 Points ∼69% -25%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, i7-8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
1096 Points ∼66% -28%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
1003 Points ∼61% -34%
CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R9 5950X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
27062 Points ∼100% +246%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
NVIDIA Titan RTX, R5 5600X, Intel Optane 905P 480GB 2.5
11838 Points ∼44% +52%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9762 (8462.22min - 9762.06max) Points ∼36% +25%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
8758 Points ∼32% +12%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
8747 (8681.12min - 8746.74max) Points ∼32% +12%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
7811 Points ∼29%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H, Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1TB
7747 Points ∼29% -1%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7719 Points ∼29% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
7409 (6401.39min - 7409.31max) Points ∼27% -5%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6101 (5814.08min - 6100.71max) Points ∼23% -22%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Radeon Pro 560X, i7-8850H, Apple SSD AP0512
5742 Points ∼21% -26%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
5062 (4319.28min - 5062.12max) Points ∼19% -35%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
4805 Points ∼18% -38%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
4033 Points ∼15% -48%

Apps without a native version for the M1 CPU, are emulated by the app Rosetta, which works very well. However, the emulation does affect the performance a bit, so the advantage of the new M1 processor in the older Cinebench R15, for example, is a bit smaller. Still, the overall result is excellent.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB) Apple M1, Apple M1: Ø1066 (1062.05-1069.6)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen Intel Core i5-1038NG7, Intel Core i5-1038NG7: Ø761 (725.23-768.15)
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry Apple M1, Apple M1; Rosetta 2: Ø843 (817.01-1020.12)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5 Intel Core i5-8257U, Intel Core i5-8257U: Ø624 (621.11-629.43)
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø955 (904.1-1240.01)
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø714 (631.55-870.74)
Razer Book 13 FHD Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø941 (926.76-976.06)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H, Intel Core i9-9880H; macOS 10.15.1: Ø1407 (1386-1435)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H, Intel Core i9-9880H; Win 10: Ø1296 (1268.87-1362.31)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
641 Points ∼100% +58%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
601 Points ∼94% +48%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
588 Points ∼92% +45%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
567 Points ∼88% +40%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
559 Points ∼87% +38%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
539 Points ∼84% +33%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
491 Points ∼77% +21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
474 Points ∼74% +17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
473 Points ∼74% +17%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
453 Points ∼71% +12%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
442 Points ∼69% +9%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
441 Points ∼69% +9%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
422 Points ∼66% +4%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
438 Points ∼68% +8%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 591, n=100, last 2 years)
414 Points ∼65% +2%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1
406 Points ∼63%
Average Apple M1
  (401 - 406, n=2)
404 Points ∼63% 0%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
403 Points ∼63% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
401 Points ∼63% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Core i5-8257U
398 Points ∼62% -2%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U
388 Points ∼61% -4%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
10482 Points ∼100% +397%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
4567 Points ∼44% +117%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
3422 Points ∼33% +62%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
3057 Points ∼29% +45%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
3213 Points ∼31% +52%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3095 Points ∼30% +47%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
2968 Points ∼28% +41%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
2522 Points ∼24% +20%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
2302 Points ∼22% +9%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
2390 Points ∼23% +13%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1
2109 Points ∼20%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1999 Points ∼19% -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
1998 Points ∼19% -5%
Average Apple M1
  (1863 - 2109, n=2)
1986 Points ∼19% -6%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1936 Points ∼18% -8%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1913 Points ∼18% -9%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1863 Points ∼18% -12%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 3839, n=101, last 2 years)
1568 Points ∼15% -26%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Core i5-8257U
1545 Points ∼15% -27%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U
1494 Points ∼14% -29%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
1087 Points ∼10% -48%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
272 Points ∼100% +31%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
254 Points ∼93% +22%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
228 Points ∼84% +10%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
227 Points ∼83% +9%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
218 Points ∼80% +5%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
217.07 Points ∼80% +4%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
209 Points ∼77% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1
208 Points ∼76%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
208 Points ∼76% 0%
Average Apple M1
  (208 - 208, n=2)
208 Points ∼76% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
184 Points ∼68% -12%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
184 Points ∼68% -12%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
180 Points ∼66% -13%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
178 Points ∼65% -14%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
177 Points ∼65% -15%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
171 Points ∼63% -18%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
169 Points ∼62% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (31 - 228, n=104, last 2 years)
164 Points ∼60% -21%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U
159.33 Points ∼59% -23%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Core i5-8257U
156 Points ∼57% -25%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
4492 Points ∼100% +320%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1968 Points ∼44% +84%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1568 Points ∼35% +47%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1435 (1401min - 1435max) Points ∼32% +34%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1362 (1268.87min - 1362.31max) Points ∼30% +27%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
1299 (1187.65min - 1299max) Points ∼29% +21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1240 Points ∼28% +16%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1
1070 (1060min - 1070max) Points ∼24%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
1064 Points ∼24% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
1057 Points ∼24% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
971 Points ∼22% -9%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
953 Points ∼21% -11%
Average Apple M1
  (1020 - 1070, n=2)
1045 Points ∼23% -2%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1027 (957.88min - 1027.12max) Points ∼23% -4%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1020 (817min - 1020max) Points ∼23% -5%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
976 (926.76min - 976.06max) Points ∼22% -9%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
918 Points ∼20% -14%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
870.74 (631.55min - 870.74max) Points ∼19% -19%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
768 (720min - 768max) Points ∼17% -28%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (82.3 - 1674, n=109, last 2 years)
719 Points ∼16% -33%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U
637.97 (611.7min - 637.97max) Points ∼14% -40%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Core i5-8257U
629 (614min - 629max) Points ∼14% -41%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
590 (456.98min - 589.46max) Points ∼13% -45%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
959 Seconds * ∼100%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=85, last 2 years)
916 Seconds * ∼96%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U
714 Seconds * ∼74%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
652 Seconds * ∼68%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
632 Seconds * ∼66%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
518 Seconds * ∼54%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
495 Seconds * ∼52%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
490.1 Seconds * ∼51%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
479 Seconds * ∼50%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
382 Seconds * ∼40%
Average Apple M1
 
382 Seconds * ∼40%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
358 Seconds * ∼37%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
343 Seconds * ∼36%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
322 Seconds * ∼34%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
260.2 Seconds * ∼27%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
112.8 Seconds * ∼12%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4.2 Seconds * ∼0%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
6974 MIPS ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
6594 MIPS ∼95%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
5441 MIPS ∼78%
Average Apple M1
 
5441 MIPS ∼78%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
5438 MIPS ∼78%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5342 MIPS ∼77%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5283 MIPS ∼76%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5099 MIPS ∼73%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5099 MIPS ∼73%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
4837 MIPS ∼69%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
4742 MIPS ∼68%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
4689 MIPS ∼67%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
4436 MIPS ∼64%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4362 MIPS ∼63%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 5507, n=87, last 2 years)
4204 MIPS ∼60%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4161 MIPS ∼60%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U
4083 MIPS ∼59%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
127792 MIPS ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
56607 MIPS ∼44%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
44804 MIPS ∼35%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
39455 MIPS ∼31%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
36771 MIPS ∼29%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
34614 MIPS ∼27%
Average Apple M1
 
34614 MIPS ∼27%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
33282 MIPS ∼26%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
30851 MIPS ∼24%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
27168 MIPS ∼21%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
26819 MIPS ∼21%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
20843 MIPS ∼16%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
20478 MIPS ∼16%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3267 - 44827, n=87, last 2 years)
20172 MIPS ∼16%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U
19620 MIPS ∼15%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
19485 MIPS ∼15%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
16346 MIPS ∼13%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1
1740 Points ∼100%
Average Apple M1
  (1710 - 1745, n=6)
1728 Points ∼99% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
1727 Points ∼99% -1%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
1682 Points ∼97% -3%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
1657 Points ∼95% -5%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1590 Points ∼91% -9%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1586 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1547 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1546 Points ∼89% -11%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
1333 Points ∼77% -23%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
1265 Points ∼73% -27%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1154 Points ∼66% -34%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
1150 Points ∼66% -34%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (293 - 1740, n=90, last 2 years)
1147 Points ∼66% -34%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
1121 Points ∼64% -36%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1121 Points ∼64% -36%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1115 Points ∼64% -36%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
977 Points ∼56% -44%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Core i5-8257U
948 Points ∼54% -46%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
16891 Points ∼100% +123%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
8980 Points ∼53% +18%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1
7590 Points ∼45%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
7578 Points ∼45% 0%
Average Apple M1
  (7260 - 7710, n=6)
7514 Points ∼44% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
7109 Points ∼42% -6%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
6950 Points ∼41% -8%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
5798 Points ∼34% -24%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
6394 Points ∼38% -16%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
6243 Points ∼37% -18%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5878 Points ∼35% -23%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5877 Points ∼35% -23%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5791 Points ∼34% -24%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5682 Points ∼34% -25%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
4908 Points ∼29% -35%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4564 Points ∼27% -40%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 7590, n=90, last 2 years)
4171 Points ∼25% -45%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Core i5-8257U
3858 Points ∼23% -49%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
2636 Points ∼16% -65%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
31.8 fps ∼100%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
15.7 fps ∼49%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
10.768 fps ∼34%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
10.6 fps ∼33%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.2 fps ∼32%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
9.18 fps ∼29%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.95 fps ∼25%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
7.58 fps ∼24%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
7.35 fps ∼23%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
5.99 fps ∼19%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.84 fps ∼18%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5.58 fps ∼18%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2019 2TB3
Intel Core i5-8257U
5.28 fps ∼17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.65 - 11, n=83, last 2 years)
5.18 fps ∼16%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
3.88 fps ∼12%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
95 s * ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
88.6 s * ∼93%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.9 - 281, n=73, last 2 years)
71 s * ∼75%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
67.26 s * ∼71%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
58.9 s * ∼62%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
16.5 s * ∼17%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
57.8 s * ∼61%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
56.1 s * ∼59%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
54.1 s * ∼57%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
49.7 s * ∼52%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
47.7 s * ∼50%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
46.2 s * ∼49%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
45.97 s * ∼48%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.8 s * ∼48%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
45.14 s * ∼48%
Average Apple M1
 
12.9 s * ∼14%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
12.88 s * ∼14%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.544 - 2.21, n=79, last 2 years)
0.76 sec * ∼100%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1
0.732 sec * ∼96%
Average Apple M1
 
0.732 sec * ∼96%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
0.702 sec * ∼92%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2018 (2.6 GHz, 560X)
Intel Core i7-8850H
0.679 sec * ∼89%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Intel Core i5-1038NG7
0.702 sec * ∼92%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
0.6904 sec * ∼91%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
0.661 sec * ∼87%
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.642 sec * ∼84%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.616 sec * ∼81%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
0.613 sec * ∼81%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.605 sec * ∼80%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.586 sec * ∼77%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.578 sec * ∼76%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.571 sec * ∼75%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.555 sec * ∼73%
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
0.4778 sec * ∼63%
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
0.4556 sec * ∼60%
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

* ... smaller is better

System Performance & SSD

There are no system benchmarks for the new M1 MacBooks yet, so we focus on the browser benchmarks and the subjective performance impression. If you have ever used Windows on an ARM notebook you probably expect performance issues, but this is fortunately not the case here. Subjectively, macOS even runs a bit better on the new M1 processor and almost all app for Intel Macs we have tried worked without any problems and the emulation did not have a significant impact on the performance impression. The browser benchmarks also produce excellent scores.

The new MBP 13 with the M1 processor is just a very fast and responsive machine when you use it. It obviously benefits from the PCIe SSD as well; the transfer rates are good, only the write result is a bit lower than expected. Still, this does not affect your everyday use.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
403.1 Points ∼100%
Average Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (402 - 403, n=2)
402 Points ∼100% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
401.5 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
294.94 Points ∼73% -27%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
293.77 Points ∼73% -27%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
292.7 Points ∼73% -27%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
263.93 Points ∼65% -35%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
257.4 Points ∼64% -36%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (42.3 - 403, n=54, last 2 years)
217 Points ∼54% -46%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (178 - 183, n=3)
179 Points ∼100% +1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
178.7 Points ∼100% +1%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
177.5 Points ∼99%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
169.1 Points ∼94% -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
142.9 Points ∼80% -19%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (50 - 181, n=33, last 2 years)
137 Points ∼77% -23%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
135.5 Points ∼76% -24%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
62961 Points ∼100% +1%
Average Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (62113 - 62946, n=3)
62616 Points ∼99% +1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
62227 Points ∼99% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
62113 Points ∼99%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
45151 Points ∼72% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9070 - 66649, n=55, last 2 years)
39307 Points ∼62% -37%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
38704 Points ∼61% -38%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
36619 Points ∼58% -41%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Subnotebook
  (489 - 4105, n=101, last 2 years)
1065 ms * ∼100% -106%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
926.1 ms * ∼87% -80%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
905 ms * ∼85% -75%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
825 ms * ∼77% -60%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
822 ms * ∼77% -59%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
753.9 ms * ∼71% -46%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
645 ms * ∼61% -25%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
641 ms * ∼60% -24%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
635 ms * ∼60% -23%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
515.9 ms * ∼48%
Average Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (477 - 516, n=3)
496 ms * ∼47% +4%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
489 ms * ∼46% +5%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
213 runs/min ∼100%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
213 runs/min ∼100% 0%
Average Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (209 - 213, n=3)
211 runs/min ∼99% -1%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
164.5 runs/min ∼77% -23%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
115 runs/min ∼54% -46%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
105 runs/min ∼49% -51%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (12.6 - 213, n=27, last 2 years)
103 runs/min ∼48% -52%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
281 Points ∼100%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
281 Points ∼100% 0%
Schenker Vision 15
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB MZ-V8P1T0BW
253 Points ∼90% -10%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
249 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
248 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (216 - 281, n=3)
239 Points ∼85% -15%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
210 Points ∼75% -25%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
Vega 8 R4000, R7 4800U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
205 Points ∼73% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (52.1 - 281, n=77, last 2 years)
193 Points ∼69% -31%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
192 Points ∼68% -32%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
184 Points ∼65% -35%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
180 Points ∼64% -36%
Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
5GB Read
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
2797.6 MB/s ∼100%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
2788 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Average Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (2728 - 2798, n=2)
2763 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
2756 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
2049 MB/s ∼73% -27%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
2035.2 MB/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1007 - 2798, n=7, last 2 years)
1988 MB/s ∼71% -29%
5GB Write
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
2880 MB/s ∼100% +31%
Average Apple M1, Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (2194 - 2895, n=2)
2544 MB/s ∼88% +16%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1 7-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256Q
2431 MB/s ∼84% +11%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
2314 MB/s ∼80% +5%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
2312.3 MB/s ∼80% +5%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
2193.5 MB/s ∼76%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (931 - 2895, n=7, last 2 years)
1916 MB/s ∼67% -13%

* ... smaller is better

GPU Performance - iGPU with 8 cores

The MacBook Pro 13 M1 is always equipped with the faster 8-core version of the iGPU, while the entry-level Air is also available with a less powerful 7-core iGPU. The synthetic benchmark performance is pretty much identical to the MacBook Air with 8 GPU cores and roughly 5-10 % ahead of the MacBook Air with the 7-core iGPU. Our MacBook Pro 13 also passes the 3DMark Wild Life stress test without breaking a sweat.

Dedicated graphics cards like the GeForce MX350 are easily beaten and the M1 iGPU is just 24 % behind the mobile GeForce GTX 1650 Ti. The OpenCL performance on the other hand is comparable to the new Intel Xe Graphics (96 EUs) from the current Tiger Lake generation. The graphics adapter in the new iPad Air 2020 is also clearly beaten.

The MBP 13 M1 has no problems with iOS games. Other titles (like Borderlands 3, Shadow of the Tomb Raider) work, but they have to be emulated. Once there are native games for macOS with the M1 processor, we expect a significant performance bump. You might also experience some graphical issues, like we did wen we tested Total War: Three Kingdoms.

3DMark - Wild Life Unlimited Score
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
24510 Points ∼100% +38%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
23435 Points ∼96% +32%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (17731 - 18326, n=4)
18023 Points ∼74% +2%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
17731 Points ∼72%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
17731 Points ∼72% 0%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
16159 Points ∼66% -9%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (5964 - 17731, n=4, last 2 years)
14396 Points ∼59% -19%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
9841 Points ∼40% -44%
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic GPU, Apple A14 Bionic
8955 Points ∼37% -49%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7
7949 Points ∼32% -55%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
6999 Points ∼29% -61%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
2133 Points ∼9% -88%
Geekbench 5.3
Metal Score 5.3
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
21951 Points ∼100%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (20411 - 21951, n=4)
21159 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (19064 - 21951, n=3, last 2 years)
20475 Points ∼93% -7%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
20411 Points ∼93% -7%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
19064 Points ∼87% -13%
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic GPU, Apple A14 Bionic
12665 Points ∼58% -42%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
7087 Points ∼32% -68%
OpenCL Score 5.3
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
132850 Points ∼100% +596%
Schenker XMG Core 17 Comet Lake
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, Intel Core i7-10750H
43728 Points ∼33% +129%
Schenker Vision 15
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
19139 Points ∼14% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
19078 Points ∼14%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
18990 Points ∼14% 0%
Razer Book 13 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
18837 Points ∼14% -1%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (18352 - 19078, n=2)
18715 Points ∼14% -2%
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
18405 Points ∼14% -4%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
18352 Points ∼14% -4%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
17029 Points ∼13% -11%
Asus VivoBook S15 S533EQ-BQ002T
NVIDIA GeForce MX350, Intel Core i7-1165G7
15826 Points ∼12% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1594 - 64697, n=49, last 2 years)
15092 Points ∼11% -21%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
14692 Points ∼11% -23%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7-14ARE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 7 4800U
13826 Points ∼10% -28%
Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 14ARE05 82A20008GE
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
12567 Points ∼9% -34%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7
11621 Points ∼9% -39%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
7769 Points ∼6% -59%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
4350 Points ∼3% -77%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (43.7 - 75, n=4)
57.2 fps ∼100% +5%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
55.5 fps ∼97% +2%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
54.4 fps ∼95%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
51.4 fps ∼90% -6%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
42.7 fps ∼75% -22%
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic GPU, Apple A14 Bionic
35.6 fps ∼62% -35%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6.6 - 55.5, n=11, last 2 years)
31.9 fps ∼56% -41%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
14.9 fps ∼26% -73%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
94.7 fps ∼100% +21%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
81.2 fps ∼86% +4%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
78.2 fps ∼83%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (63 - 81.2, n=5)
74.1 fps ∼78% -5%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
72.4 fps ∼76% -7%
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic GPU, Apple A14 Bionic
32.9 fps ∼35% -58%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (3.4 - 81.2, n=12, last 2 years)
30.5 fps ∼32% -61%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
20.2 fps ∼21% -74%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (60 - 102, n=4)
72.3 fps ∼100% +21%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
60.1 fps ∼83% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
60 fps ∼83%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
60 fps ∼83% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
59 fps ∼82% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (10 - 72.1, n=11, last 2 years)
40.6 fps ∼56% -32%
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic GPU, Apple A14 Bionic
40.5 fps ∼56% -32%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
22.2 fps ∼31% -63%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
254 fps ∼100% +23%
Apple MacBook Air Late 2020 (M1, 8 Core GPU, 8 GB RAM)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
214.4 fps ∼84% +4%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
Apple M1 8-Core GPU, Apple M1
207 fps ∼81%
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
  (177 - 214, n=5)
199 fps ∼78% -4%
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
Apple M1 7-Core GPU, Apple M1
192 fps ∼76% -7%
Apple iPad Air 2020
Apple A14 Bionic GPU, Apple A14 Bionic
105.6 fps ∼42% -49%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (9 - 214, n=12, last 2 years)
80.7 fps ∼32% -61%
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, Intel Core i5-8257U
53.4 fps ∼21% -74%
low med. high ultra
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 66 25 23 fps
Total War: Three Kingdoms (2019) 93.4 33 20.6 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 30.4 20.3 fps

Emissions - MacBook Pro 13 stays cooler

System Noise

The fan is identical to the previous MBP 13 (2x TB3), so we were obviously eager to find out if there are any differences in terms of fan noise. The new MacBook Pro 13 with the M1 processor is a quieter device in general and the fan is not running as often as before. You will probably never hear the fan at all in everyday usage scenarios, and it usually takes about a minute before the fan starts spinning under load.

When we look at load scenarios, we have to differentiate between native and emulated apps. If you run Cinebench R23 (native), for example, it takes a couple of minutes before than fan kicks in and it will eventually fluctuate between 30.4-32.1 dB(A). For comparison: The predecessor reached its maximum fan noise of 40.8 dB(A) after a couple of minutes in this scenario. If you use Cinebench R15 on the other hand, the fan is spinning much faster on the new MBP 13 M1 and we can measure between 36.2-41.9 dB(A) after a couple of minutes. The change of the fan speed here is very slow, but you can notice it and we would prefer a steady rpm level. 

Our stress test with Cinebench R23 (native) and Unigine Valley (emulated) will result in the maximum fan noise of the MBP 13 M1, which is even slightly louder compared to the predecessor at 41.9 dB(A). However, the fan is completely turned off if you only run Unigine Valley, so we suspect a bug here. The fan stayed very quiet during our gaming benchmarks and was often turned off.

Fan noise
MacBook Pro 13 2020 M1 MacBook Pro 13 2020 Core i5
Unigine Valley fan off 34 dB(A)
Cinebench R23 30.4-32.1 dB(A) 40.8 dB(A)
Cinebench R15 36.2-41.9 dB(A) 40.8 dB(A)
Stresstest (CB R23 + Unigine Valley) 41.9 dB(A) 40.8 dB(A)

Noise Level

Idle
29.2 / 29.2 / 29.2 dB(A)
Load
32.1 / 41.9 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM-1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 29.2 dB(A)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1 8-Core GPU, M1, Apple SSD AP0256
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Iris Plus Graphics 645, i5-8257U, Apple SSD AP0512
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i5-1038NG7, Apple SSD SM0512F
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Razer Book 13 FHD
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Noise
0%
-2%
13%
-3%
6%
off / environment *
29.2
29.2
-0%
29.6
-1%
25.7
12%
29.6
-1%
27
8%
Idle Minimum *
29.2
29.2
-0%
29.6
-1%
25.7
12%
29.6
-1%
27
8%
Idle Average *
29.2
29.2
-0%
29.6
-1%
25.7
12%
29.6
-1%
27
8%
Idle Maximum *
29.2
29.2
-0%
29.6
-1%
25.9
11%
30.3
-4%
27.1
7%
Load Average *
32.1
32.9
-2%
34.4
-7%
26.2
18%
38
-18%
29
10%
Load Maximum *
41.9
40.8
3%
42.1
-0%
36.6
13%
38
9%
44.8
-7%
Witcher 3 ultra *
36.1
36.5
38
33.3

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.633.332.430.533.633.62530.429.127.429.528.930.43131.828.331.530.631.331.84028.828.129.129.829.128.85034.135.533.533.934.634.16325.526.725.925.726.725.58024.626.124.424.524.324.610027.127.124.22526.427.112524.825.822.622.823.624.816026.325.323.822.724.226.320024.124.923.622.323.624.125023.324.422.421.621.623.331521.524.72119.619.721.54002124.619.418.9182150023.22719.618.617.623.263021.9271917.91721.980023.328.519.119.117.523.3100022.62718.817.916.622.6125022.227.51917.716.122.2160024.43120.717.715.724.4200028.333.623.319.215.928.3250027.633.921.519.315.827.631502531.420.818.216.125400024.630.819.417.116.724.6500021.227.617.417.317.121.2630018.725.417.517.517.318.7800018.32217.817.917.818.31000018.11918.218.118.218.11250018.418.618.418.418.318.41600018.718.718.718.618.718.7SPL36.241.932.130.429.236.2N2.33.61.61.41.22.3median 23.2median 27median 19.4median 18.6median 17.6median 23.2Delta1.81.61.51.12.31.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseApple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)

Temperature

Apple manages the surface temperatures very well. The MacBook Air M1 was already pretty decent despite the passive cooling solution. The MacBook Pro 13 is even a bit better thanks to the fan. We have already mentioned that the performance is steady, and at the same time we only determine slightly more than 40 °C at some measuring spots. The direct predecessor with Intel i5 CPU was a couple of degrees warmer. This means you can comfortable put the new MBP 13 M1 on your lap without any concerns. It is also very cool during everyday tasks.

Max. Load
 40.3 °C
105 F
40.9 °C
106 F
38.3 °C
101 F
 
 40.1 °C
104 F
41 °C
106 F
36.5 °C
98 F
 
 31 °C
88 F
27.7 °C
82 F
30.3 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 36.2 °C = 97 F
39.6 °C
103 F
40.3 °C
105 F
37.3 °C
99 F
38 °C
100 F
40.4 °C
105 F
37.7 °C
100 F
32.1 °C
90 F
32.4 °C
90 F
31.5 °C
89 F
Maximum: 40.4 °C = 105 F
Average: 36.6 °C = 98 F
Power Supply (max.)  37.8 °C = 100 F | Room Temperature 20.9 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 36.2 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 30.6 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Subnotebook.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22 to 57 °C for the class Subnotebook.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.4 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 39.5 °C / 103 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.3 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 30.6 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31 °C / 87.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.4 °C / 83.1 F (-2.6 °C / -4.7 F).
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (top)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)
Surface temperatures stress test (bottom)

Speakers

The speakers are identical to the previous model and our audio analysis also shows pretty much the exact values. Apple's stereo speakers are still among the best in the notebook segment.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.6322528.928.23131.331.64029.1305034.634.56326.734.28024.338.910026.447.412523.648.216024.250.520023.656.125021.655.731519.760.94001862.150017.663.86301764.480017.564100016.666.4125016.170.4160015.767.6200015.969.5250015.865.5315016.162.5400016.761.3500017.160.2630017.360.5800017.862.61000018.261.81250018.357.71600018.753.8SPL29.277.5N1.241.1median 17.6median 61.8Delta2.33.433.632.528.928.231.33229.13134.634.926.73424.340.826.448.523.649.224.250.623.656.121.656.519.761.31861.417.663.81763.817.564.416.666.516.169.615.769.415.970.315.864.416.159.216.758.717.160.417.361.417.862.218.262.318.358.518.754.229.277.61.240.6median 17.6median 61.42.33.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseApple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB) audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 8.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 92% worse
» The best had a delta of 7%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 3% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 7.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (2.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (10.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 3% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - Apple M1 is more efficient

Power Consumption

The power consumption improved compared to the predecessor and the (already very low) idle values are even better this time. The MacBook Air M1 is a bit more efficient, but it also has a slightly darker screen. We can measure up to 47.5W under load, but it dropped to around 43W after one hour. Despite the high fan noise, the MacBook Pro 13 eventually has to reduce the performance a bit. The included 61W power adapter is completely sufficient and still has enough headroom to charge the battery under load.

The keyboard illumination is also very efficient. While we can see jumps of up to 2W on some Windows laptops, the highest keyboard illumination on the MBP 13 only increases the consumption by 0.8W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.06 / 0.19 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.67 / 6.7 / 7.4 Watt
Load midlight 28 / 47.5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU, Apple SSD AP0256, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU, Apple SSD AP0256Q, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
i5-8257U, Iris Plus Graphics 645, Apple SSD AP0512, , 2560x1600, 13.30
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
i5-1038NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Apple SSD SM0512F, IPS, 2560x1600, 13.30
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Micron 2300 512GB MTFDHBA512TDV, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, LTPS, 3000x2000, 13.90
Razer Book 13 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, IPS, 1920x1200, 13.40
Average Apple M1 8-Core GPU
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Power Consumption
8%
-34%
-64%
-30%
-74%
-27%
17%
-34%
Idle Minimum *
1.67
1.9
-14%
2.3
-38%
3.8
-128%
3.9
-134%
4.3
-157%
3.3
-98%
1.493 (1.01 - 1.8, n=3)
11%
3.77 (1.67 - 10.7, n=102, last 2 years)
-126%
Idle Average *
6.7
6.4
4%
7.9
-18%
8.6
-28%
5.9
12%
8.5
-27%
6.4
4%
7.5 (6.2 - 9.6, n=3)
-12%
6.82 (4.6 - 13.6, n=102, last 2 years)
-2%
Idle Maximum *
7.4
7
5%
8.6
-16%
10.3
-39%
6.3
15%
12
-62%
7
5%
7.81 (6.23 - 9.8, n=3)
-6%
8.76 (4.4 - 15.7, n=102, last 2 years)
-18%
Load Average *
28
25
11%
46
-64%
52.1
-86%
39.7
-42%
54.8
-96%
37.3
-33%
16.4 (8.99 - 28, n=3)
41%
34.8 (8.6 - 79.2, n=103, last 2 years)
-24%
Load Maximum *
47.5
30.3
36%
64
-35%
65.2
-37%
47.5
-0%
61.5
-29%
53.7
-13%
23.3 (9.89 - 47.5, n=3)
51%
47.1 (14 - 101, n=102, last 2 years)
1%
Witcher 3 ultra *
48.2
34.8
47.1
36.4

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The battery capacity did not change (58.2 Wh), but the battery runtimes are noticeably longer compared to the previous Intel powered model. The MacBook Air M1 with the smaller battery (49.9 Wh) is beaten as well. We can determine more than 20 hours in our Wi-Fi test, and still more than 19 hours during video playback (both tests at an adjusted luminance of 150 cd/m²). If we repeat the Wi-Fi test with the maximum display brightness, the runtime drops by around 50 % to slightly more than 10 hours. Overall, these are excellent results.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Safari)
20h 23min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 max Brightness (Safari)
10h 12min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
19h 12min
Apple MacBook Pro 13 Late 2020 M1 Entry (8 / 256 GB)
M1, M1 8-Core GPU, 58.2 Wh
Apple MacBook Air 2020 M1 Entry
M1, M1 7-Core GPU, 49.9 Wh
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2TB3 i5
i5-8257U, Iris Plus Graphics 645,  Wh
Apple MacBook Pro 13 2020 2GHz i5 10th-Gen
i5-1038NG7, Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), 58 Wh
Dell XPS 13 9310 Core i7 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 52 Wh
Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020 i7
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250, 57.4 Wh
Razer Book 13 FHD
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 55 Wh
Average of class Subnotebook
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
1223
960
-22%
803
-34%
728
-40%
657
-46%
622
-49%
886
-28%
603 (262 - 1223, n=109, last 2 years)
-51%

Pros

+ build quality and iconic design
+ speakers
+ performance of native apps
+ improved emissions
+ longer battery runtime

Cons

- 2x Thunderbolt w/ limitations
- wide bezels
- 720p webcam
- stability of emulated apps via Rosetta
- Wi-Fi 6 only with 80 MHz and therefore comparatively slow

Verdict - MBP 13 is very good, but it does not justify the additional price over