All you need to know about New MacBook Pro 14 and 16 with M1 Pro & M1 Max

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At today’s “Unleashed” event, Apple announced the new MacBook Pro featuring two of the most powerful ARM chips ever made: the Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max. The new MacBook Pro comes in two sizes: a 16-inch and a new 14-inch form factor, with a redesigned keyboard, high-refresh rate mini-LED displays, more ports, speakers with spatial audio, and a 1080p webcam. Let’s take an in-depth look at what these new MacBook Pros have to offer:

Apple MacBook Pro: Design

The MacBook Pro features a completely new design that some users may find polarizing. It is the world’s first laptop with a notch on the forehead. The cabinet is constructed from 100 percent recycled aluminum, and the 14-inch MacBook Pro weighs 3.4 pounds while the 16-inch MacBook Pro weighs 4.69 pounds. It has a new keyboard that eliminates the TouchBar and restores the full-size function keys. The Force Touch trackpad is preserved and is the same size as before.

Inside, the MacBook Pro implements a new dual-fan cooling system, which Apple claims kicks in only when something is running. Apple claims that the cooling system consumes 50 percent more air and runs quieter than any other pro-Windows laptop.

Apple MacBook Pro: display

The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros now feature mini-LED displays, which Apple first introduced with the iPad Pro earlier this year. Apple calls it the Liquid Retina XDR display. The 14-inch MacBook Pro has a 14.2-inch screen with a 3024 × 1964 resolution, while the 16-inch variant has a 16.2-inch screen with a 3456 × 2234 resolution.

Heavily polarized, the new MacBook Pros also feature a notch that houses a 1080p webcam. Apple did this to offer more screen real estate without increasing its footprint. Additionally, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros now feature a 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate. Apple claims that it is using a completely new backlit matrix that offers 1000 nits of sustained brightness and 1600 nits of peak brightness, and a staggering 1,000,000: 1 contrast ratio. This allows the panel to support HDR content with realistic clarity, and the 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut supports 1 billion colors.

The new MacBook Pros also feature three Thunderbolt 4 ports, supporting up to two Pro Display XDR monitors with the M1 Pro and up to three Pro Display XDR monitors and a 4K TV with the M1 Max chip.

Apple MacBook Pro: performance

You get two performance options for the new MacBook Pros. Advanced users can choose to M1 Pro chip, that’s good enough for editing 8K footage, stitching together high-definition panoramas, and rendering graphics. But for those who need more, there is the new Chip M1 Max.

You can configure the MacBook Pro 14 and 16 with an 8-core M1 Pro chip or a 10-core M1 Max chip.

2021 Apple MacBook Pro New Magic Keyboard
New magic keyboard | Image – Apple

Apple claims the M1 Pro chip offers 70% more CPU performance and twice the fast graphics performance compared to the M1 chip released last year. The M1 Pro’s GPU has 16 cores with 2,048 execution units, along with a media accelerator that now supports 8K ProRes streams. There is also a neural engine for machine learning tasks.

The M1 Max is just the M1 Pro on steroids. It has a 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, and is maximized with a 32-core GPU with 4096 execution unitsdouble that of the M1 Pro. It also has 2X greater memory bandwidth with up to 64GB of unified memory at 400Gbps bandwidth, compared to 200Gbps for the M1 Pro. Both chips are manufactured in a 5nm TSMC process.

Apple MacBook Pro: ports and connectivity

Ports and slots on MacBook Pro 16
Traditional ports make a comeback in the new MacBook Pros | Image – Apple

The new MacBook Pro now has more ports than before and can finally be used without an adapter. There are three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone that supports high-impedance headsets. You also get an SDXC slot to connect an SD card. The 1080p webcam now has an f / 2.0 aperture and a larger sensor. They also charge using a MagSafe Port where the charger attaches magnetically to the port, and can also be charged using the Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port.

Apple MacBook Pro: battery life

The Apple MacBook M1 has already broken all records for battery life, and Apple claims similar results on Pro models. The 14-inch MacBook Pro is said to offer 17 hours of video playback, while the 16-inch MacBook Pro it can last 21 hours. There’s also fast charging support for the first time that Apple claims can charge the MacBook Pro to 50 percent capacity in just 30 minutes.

New MacBook Pro 14 and 16 with M1 Pro and M1 Max in a nutshell
Everything that is new in 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14 and 16 in a nutshell

Apple MacBook Pro price and availability

Apple’s MacBook Pro in 16-inch and 14-inch variants, configured with the Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chips, goes on pre-sale today in the US and will go on sale starting October 26.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro comes in two configurations: an 8-core M1 Pro variant that has 512GB SSD storage and is priced at $ 1,999 and another 10-core M1 Pro variant that comes with 1TB SSD storage and has a price of $ 2,499. Both have 16GB unified memory. | Pre-order MacBook Pro 14

As for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, it is offered in three configurations: 10-core M1 Pro with 512GB SSD storage at $ 2,499, another 10-core M1 Pro with 1TB SSD storage at $ 2,699, while the M1 variant Max with 1TB storage and 32GB of unified RAM will retail for $ 3,499. | Pre-order MacBook Pro 16

So that was the 14- and 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Which one will you go to? Let us know in the comments.

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