Apple’s New M2 (2022) MacBook Is Actually Slower Than M1 MacBook: Report

Is M2 Macbook really slower than old M1 Macbook

  • Apple launched the new M2 chipset with the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch model at the WWDC 2022 keynote earlier this month.
  • MacBook M1 has read and write speeds of 2,215MB/s and 2,900MB/s respectively. MacBook M2, they have read and write speeds of 1,463MB/s and 1,446MB/s respectively.
  • MacBook Pro M2 has only one NAND storage chipset, while the M1 variant has two.
  • Would you rather buy Apple's old M1 Macbook or the latest M2 Macbook?
  • Comment down to let us know!

Apple launched its new MacBook earlier this month, showing us the advancements made with the M chipset. Normally you would assume that new hardware means better and faster performance, but after a while of test numbers, it seems that the new MacBook M2  is actually slower than the M1 units. 

The new MacBook Pro was tested with the M1 version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. And according to the results, the SSD performance of the  MacBook Pro M2 was found to be slower than that of the M1 variant. 

Some YouTubers named Created Tech and Max Tech have tested the drive to find the difference, which is verified by the reading and writing speed of the SSD. With the MacBook M2, they have read and write speeds of 1,463MB/s and 1,446MB/s respectively. 

Compared to that, the MacBook M1 has read and write speeds of 2,215MB/s and 2,900MB/s respectively. Seeing such a huge difference for a newer chip seems astounding, and  YouTubers decided to open up the rear panel to see why. 

They found that the  MacBook Pro M2 has only one NAND storage chipset, while the M1 variant has two. NAND storage is needed for faster data traffic in the machine. 

These are often overlooked in reviews for different reasons, but if these two videos are anything to go by,  those of you who bought this year's MacBook Pro M2 may have to deal with it. because the data rate is slower. 

And considering the high price you pay for the MacBook Pro, you don't know how many people are willing to compromise just for the extra performance boost. Apple has talked about increasing the board size inside the MacBook M2s, which could prompt the company to ditch the extra NAND storage chip. Would you still rather buy the  MacBook Pro M2 than the  MacBook Pro M1?