How Apple M1 Chips Make Macs More Accessible

28th September 2021
how M1 chips make Macs more accessible

There are a host of impressive advantages to buying a new MacBook Air or MacBook Pro with an M1 chip.

Benefits of the M1 chip Macs include:

  • High performance
  • Extremely high speeds
  • Excellent efficiency
the changes in the M1 chip for Mac

These are the core features that have been turning heads in the industry. It is primarily the extensively increased speeds and performance have been making competitors sweat.

However, there are even more advantages than this. Some of the often overlooked yet significant benefits of the new Macs are how they are becoming more accessible.

In addition to being fast, the latest Macs provide:

  • Better battery life
  • Brighter screens
  • Hyper portability
  • Affordability

What Makes The Latest Macs More Accessible

The new Macs contain Apple’s very own M1 chips which boast innovative technology such as:

8 Core GPU and 8 core cpu
  • Nanometer process technology
  • 8-core CPU
  • 4 performance cores
  • 4 efficiency cores
  • 7- or 8-core graphics processor (GPU)
  • 16-core Neural Engine

The 8 core CPU with 4 high performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, are one of the main reasons that the new Macs are so accessible.

These cores make the new Macs fantastic at utilising power relative to the task performed. Some tasks, such as editing videos will demand more than simple tasks like browsing the interest.

To maximise speed and preserve battery life, the new M1 chip Macs can switch between its cores to boost either efficiency or performance.

Everyone likes a faster computer, but this feature also helps the battery life of the new Macs.

Not many people know this, but a longer battery life can actually make Macs more accessible to those with disabilities or staff having to work in remote locations, or out in the field.

Another excellent feature of the new Macs is the ability to have the screen even brighter than before without the same amount of battery drain. This is making Macs more accessible to those with visual impairment.

Hyper Portability

In addition to increasing accessibility with excellent battery life and brighter screens, the new Macs are even more portable.

hyper portability for Macs

Thanks to the M1 chips, which are SoCs rather than processors (System on Chip), the components within the new Macs are integrated. In addition to adding speed with less data copying, it also takes up less space. Less components results in Apple being able to build super lightweight, sleek devices.

A lighter, thinner laptop becomes even easier to move and carry about seamlessly. This once again helps those with physical disabilities and those who work on the go constantly.

More Affordable Macs

So, the new Macs with their M1 chips are brighter, the battery last longer and they are lighter.

Yet perhaps the most significant change that offers greatest accessibility is the price.

Despite the new Macs boasting M1 chips with their game changing technology and superior performance, these new Macs are cheaper.

M1 chip in Macs

Their space saving has enabled less materials to be used, which is one reason the cost has come down. Although many industry experts suspect this is a deliberate choice by Apple to help make Macs more accessible to a wider audience.

Apple have announced that, over a two-year transition, all their Mac models will be released with the M1 chips. It will be interesting to see if the unified memory architecture and other innovations will result in all new Macs being cheaper than their previous counter parts.

It is exciting to see Apple Macs become more accessible in a variety of ways and is likely to only increase their popularity with businesses. These high performing devices can now be leased by companies for excellent low monthly prices.