Posted: Nov 16, 2020 10:36 pm
by Matt_B
Yeah, there's nothing particularly groundbreaking going on here. It's just that, where there used to be a huge performance advantage for Intel chips, it's been whittled away by ARM ones over time to the extent that the latter are good enough to replace the former in low end applications.

Microsoft already went there with the Surface X, which delivered much better battery life and performance on native apps but has poor performance on legacy Windows apps which need to be emulated. It's had some pushback for not being quite the tradeoff that people were hoping for, but Apple are playing to a somewhat different market so may be able to pull it off a little more seamlessly.

They're not going to transition the high end Macs yet though, so they're not exactly nailing their colours to the mast on this.