moving to the macbook pro m1 16″

My 2017 MacBook Pro 13″ Batterry life went down to about 45 mins. I can’t blame it, since its running basically round the clock since 4 years.

After (another) temporary switch to the Dell Windows world, I became so annoyed I decided to get the new M1 16″ – 16″, beacause my eyes are not getting any better 😉

I went for the M1 PRO and not MAX because of my daily tools inlcude more Teams than Xcode nowadays, so that seemed to be fast enough. I went for 32GB RAM though.

Boy, is this a fast machine. There is NO app (Teams, Safari, Excel…) which is NOT starting in under 1 sec. I can have endless Safari windows and tabs, and I don’t notice any slowing down. But the most amazing thing – is the battery life. I literally use Teams and Slack all day, and especially Teams is infamous for its performance.

Battery Life of my Macbook Pro
Battery Life of my Macbook Pro after 9 hours of heavy usage

The screenshot above shows 1:12 hours of operation still possible, and this is after about 9 hours since last charge and heavy usage. As far as I know, battery capacity is the same as in the older models, but this is the Apple Silicon which has such a fantastic power to energy consumption ratio.

remarks on the posting picture: Its a photo I took from a revent trip to Amsterdams Straat Museum – not sure if I am allowed to use it here, but its become my desktop background since then.