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Apple M1 Processor Chips

In November 2020, Apple released the first Macs with the Apple M1 chip. This is the first time they have had their own proprietary hardware inside the computers rather than the Intel boards that they have been using up until now. Because we specialise in Apple technology, we have conducted thorough testing on the new Apple chip with some great results. Find out what we think of Apple’s new processor below and how we can help your business or organisation integrate the new Apple chip into your current IT environment.

CompNow provides customised procurement, deployment & support services for Education, Government and Business. We are proudly 100% Australian owned & operated, have been in operation for over 30 years and have six locations across Australia. We have over 217 certifications, over 150 technically certified staff members and work with over 22 vendors. Here is what we think of the Apple M1 processor:

What We Think of Apple’s New Processor

We have been testing the new Apple chip since June of 2020 and overall we are really impressed with the unprecedented, incredibly fast performance of these entry-level devices.

Hear about our most common Apple M1 questions and the benefits for business in the adjacent video.

Notes from Testing the New Processor

The Apple M1 processor is available in three versions – the Mac mini desktop, Macbook Air and 13” Macbook Pro. Other findings gathered from testing Apple’s new processor include:

  • The Apple M1 processor has a really smooth transition. We really like that the system just works without the need for intervention
  • Genuine all-day battery life. Really impressed with the battery life and is great for when working in remote locations or away from the office
  • The Apple silicon chips will work with your existing software and applications written for previous hardware. We do recommend testing in your environment though – we can help you with this
  • Silent working with Macbook Air. The new Macbook Air with the Apple silicon chip doesn’t have a fan which is great given the increase in video conferencing as there’s no fan that starts up when you’re in your conference call
  • Opt-in mobile app store (you can select to use apps written for previous hardware or for the new Apple silicon chips)
  • External displays with the Apple M1 processor and Big Sur

So, if your organisation would like to take advantage of the benefits of the new Apple M1 processor get in touch with our Apple experts.

Additional Support

We can help with hardware availability, engineering support, testing in your environment and deploying and packaging. Find out more about packaging, deploying and re-provisioning Apple Silicon in the video adjacent.

Learn More About the Apple M1 Processor

Call 1300COMPNOW or contact us via our website to speak with your local CompNow expert about the Apple silicon chips and how we can help you integrate Apple’s new processor into your IT environment.

Read how we developed an efficient procurement model to lift productivity at REA Group, with 600 Apple devices within their Apple at Work enterprise environment.