Apple Unleashes M1 Pro And M1 Max MacBook Pros

Here are Apple's big guns for the pros.

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Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro
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Apple’s switch to its custom silicon is now one step closer with the launch of the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. These two new chips are combined with two new MacBooks in 14 and 16-inch sizes. It means you can now choose from 3 MacBook Pros with 3 different chips.

Apple M1 Pro And M1 Max MacBook Specifications

Specifications14-inch MacBook Pro 16-inch MacBook Pro
Weight and Thickness3.5 pounds; 15.5mm4.7 pounds; 16.8mm
Display14.2-inch, Mini LED, liquid retina panel with 120Hz ProMotion display16.2-inch with 7.7 million pixels, Mini LED, liquid retina panel with 120Hz ProMotion display
ChipM1 Pro; M1 MaxM1 Pro; M1 Max
RAM16GB
32GB
64GB (M1 Max)
16GB
32GB
64GB (M1 Max)
Storage512GB SSD
1TB SSD
2TB SSD
4TB SSD
8TB SSD
512GB SSD
1TB SSD
2TB SSD
4TB SSD
8TB SSD
BatteryUp to 17 hours battery lifeUp to 21 hours battery life
I/O3 Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports
HDMI port
SD card reader
MagSafe connector port
3.5mm earphone jack
3 Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports
HDMI port
SD card reader
MagSafe connector port
3.5mm earphone jack
SecurityTouch IDTouch ID
AudioHigh-fidelity 6-speaker sound system with support for spatial audioHigh-fidelity 6-speaker sound system with support for spatial audio
Camera1080p FaceTime HD Camera1080p FaceTime HD Camera
new MacBook Pro features
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The new MacBook Pros mean serious business and that can be seen in the specifications. Apple has brought out the big guns and revised some of its past mistakes and giving it a new quirk. Both the new MacBook Pros get rid of the Touch Bar for the function keys, and also bring back the MagSafe connector with fast charging. Coming to the quirk, the new MacBook Pros now have a notch.

Apple says the display design and macOS Monterey will make full use of the screen real-estate, cleverly hiding the notch in the top menu bar. While it looks cool, it still misses out on Face ID which could’ve been fitted in the notch area.

new MacBook Pro Notch
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Both 14-inch MacBook Pro and the 16-inch MacBook Pro also feature a full-size HDMI port, two thunderbolt ports, a high-fidelity earphone jack, and an SD card reader. This I/O is not there just for the sake of it. The M1 Max MacBook Pros can connect with up to 4 displays and still have ports left for the SD card and headphones.

With this, only the 24-inch iMac and the outrageously expensive Mac Pro are the only Intel Macs left in the lineup. While Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger hopes Intel Macs to make a comeback and maybe sell alongside the Apple silicon Macs, the current evolution of the M series chip and the new MacBook Pros makes that transition more difficult.

Apple M1X MacBook Pro Pricing And Availability

The M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pros are up for order now. You can get the 14-inch MacBook Pro starting from $1,999 and the 16-inch MacBook Pro starting from $2,499. Both models can be ordered from the Apple Store online.

Manik Berry

Manik Berry

With a Master’s degree in journalism, Manik writes about big tech and has a keen eye for political-tech news. In his free time, he’s browsing the Kindle store for new stuff read. Manik also adores his motorcycle and is looking for new routes on weekends. He likes tea and cat memes. You can reach him at [email protected]
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