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Apple MacBook Pro M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020)

Apple MacBook Pro M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020)
alaScore 90

544 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 544 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The battery and usability also get good views. Comments about the connectivity and screen are mixed. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and price.

performance, usability, battery, design, portability

price, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro M1 (13.3-inch, Late 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 review: The iPhone of laptops


The new MacBook Pro 13-inch features Apple's new M1 chip, making these laptops more like iPhones than traditional laptops.

M1 is insanely fast ; Beautiful display, as always ; Fantastic battery life ; Speakers sound brilliant ; Top-notch keyboard and trackpad

Only two Thunderbolt ports ; Touch Bar is still frustrating

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (M1, Late 2020) Review


Long battery life ; Speedy performance from Apple M1 chip ; Brilliant Retina display ; Excellent build quality ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; Improved webcam

Only two USB-C ports ; Stingy standard 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM ; No touch screen

Now powered by Apple’s M1 CPU, the 13-inch MacBook Pro remains a workhorse for those who want a compact macOS laptop that's still powerful enough to perform processor-intensive workflows.

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020) review


The 13-inch MacBook Pro gets even more powerful

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani Jason Cipriani (

MacBook Pro M1 review: Apple amazes with its first Silicon MacBook Pro Review | ZDNet


If you're looking for a fresh design, look elsewhere. But if you're looking for killer performance, long battery life and broad app support, you'll be hard-pressed to find fault with Apple's inaugural M1-based MacBook Pro.

Fast and powerful ; Long battery life ; All around app support ; Improve camera, despite still 720p

Some iPad apps need an update ; Same design will be tired for some ; Can get pricey with upgrade options ; Caps out at 16GB

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Mark Spoonauer (

MacBook Pro with M1 review


The MacBook Pro with M1 delivers a killer combo of blazing performance and epic battery life, even if the design is too familiar.

Superb performance ; Crazy long battery life ; Bright and colorful display ; Comfortable Magic Keyboard

Dated design ; Just two Thunderbolt ports

Overall, I really like the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 and it’s an excellent choice for power users. But I think for the vast majority of people the MacBook Air M1 is “Pro” enough for now.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Lloyd Coombes (

Apple M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch review


Is the Apple M1 MacBook Pro 13-inch worth your money and does it have the power and performance you need?

M1 offers stunning performance ; Best battery life on a laptop ; Almost silent, even during more intensive tasks

Not the cheapest 13-inch laptop around ; Long-running design not all that exciting ; FaceTime camera is better, but still lacking

Apple’s new M1 chip brings transformative performance and huge battery life gains, on top of the lessons the tech giant has learned from its laptop range in recent years. It’s not cheap, but it’s a forward-thinking device that’s perfect for casual and...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Emily Ramirez (

13-Inch M1 MacBook Pro 2020 Review


Apple's new M1 MacBooks wipe the floor with Dell and HP ultrabooks.

Class-leading battery life ; Insane performance ; Premium build quality

Poor port selection

Performance, experience, and thermals are virtually the same on the two M1 MacBooks, although the MacBook Pro has a slight edge over the Air’s 13-hour battery life, and it has a touch bar. Are a touch bar and one more hour of battery life worth $300 to...

Jan, 2021

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Apple MacBook Pro 13 (M1, Late 2020) review – the M1 does make the difference


Apple is known for making standard-setting devices. No matter if it comes to smartphones, tablets, or computers. And in our case – laptops. However, in the near past, the company wasn't…

Exceptional performance from the Apple M1 SoC;The Touch ID is quick and accurate, while the Touch Bar feels more usable than ever;Full sRGB coverage and accurate color representation;Supports Wi-Fi 6 and features two Thunderbolt 3 ports;Doesn’t use...

I/O is limited to two Thunderbolt 3 ports;Soldered RAM and storage

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Joanna Nelius (

Apple M1 MacBook Pro Review: Enough to Tempt a PC Fan


Apple's new chip gives the MacBook Pro impressive processing power and battery life.

Lengthy battery life; you get more for your money compared to last-gen Intel versions; super cool and quiet

Lack of USB ports; lack of M1-optimized software; still not as competitive as some PC laptops

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Rod Lawton (

MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 review


Apple's new MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 has the same beautiful design but a formidable new ‘unified' M1 processor

Surprisingly useful Touch Bar ; Excellent Retina display ; Weight, size, design, keyboard…

16:10 screen, which annoys us for some reason ; No HDMI port or memory card slot

The MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 is not cheap for a laptop, obviously, but if you need a certain level of performance for your photo or video editing, then a cheap laptop is never going to provide it. In fact, this M1-powered MacBook gives you a very good...

Dec, 2020