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By Jason Snell for Tom's Guide

5 reasons you’ll want to upgrade to an ARM MacBook

After years of rumors, it appears that Apple is finally going to commit to release Macs that run on Apple-designed ARM processors rather than chips made by Intel. Based on reports, the announcement could come as soon as this month’s WWDC 2020 event, though Apple wouldn’t make the switch until 2021 to give developers enough time to adjust.

If there’s a company that is perfectly positioned to make this switch happen, it’s Apple. Not only has Apple already pulled this trick off twice before, but it stands to benefit enormously by ditching Intel for the company that’s making the best mobile processors in the business — Apple itself.

Here, then, are the top five reasons why you’ll want to seriously consider buying a new Mac laptop powered by Apple-designed processors.

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