In the recent October event by Apple, the brand has finally announced and unleashed their completely re-imagined MacBook Pro featuring their first pro chips for MacBook, the M1 Pro and M1 Max.
The brand-new MacBook Pro is available in two different size variants – the standard 14” and the larger 16” variant. Both the devices are programmed to deliver seamless and responsive performance and processing, with immaculate graphics and machine learning support.
The new MacBook Pro is also crowned to have the world’s best display with the Liquid Retina XDR Display and a 1080p Facetime HD camera for crystal clear video call and communication.
The device is backed with a range of I/O ports for superior data transfer and uninterrupted performance and activity.
The developers at Apple have redesigned and introduced new features in the MacBook Pro to cater to the needs of developers, content creators, filmmakers and everyone that needs a responsive and portable device for their commitments.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, during the event shared his excitement saying that the brand was on the path to create the best MacBook and were successfully able to create the reimagined MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max.
Not only does the device offer phenomenal performance, it is backed with prolonged battery life and other groundbreaking features too.
The device runs on the macOS Monterey and is integrated with ports like the MagSaf 3 with a superior six-speaker sound system that no one has experienced till date.
Integrated with new Pro Chips
The highlight of this new MacBook Pro has to be the introduction of the new Pro chips, including the M1 Pro and M1 Max. Both the chipsets are backed with the system-on-a-chip (SoC) architecture for faster unified memory and unparalleled performance in the notebook.
The M1 Pro is a 10-core CPU with a combination of eight performance cores and 2 efficiency cores. Compared to the M1 chip, the M1 Pro offers 70% faster CPU performance and 2x better GPU performance for the users. The heightened memory bandwidth of 200GB/s is nothing short of amazing.
Moving to the M1 Max, the chipset is equally rewarding. This is designed with M1 Pro as the base and escalating its features and functionalities even further. The chipset is a 10-core CPU with up to 400GB/s memory bandwidth and with 64GB unified memory capacity.
This chipset is particularly designed for the videographers who have to edit multiple videos at once. Thanks to the 4K ProRes video support, this device is superior than anything Apple has ever launched till date.
Enhanced Battery life
Besides the comparative improvements to the performance as you can see in Apple’s newsroom blog, users are also pretty stoked with the battery life the device provides with. The device is designed to offer remarkable power efficiency without forcing the users to find a power outlet every few hours.
When compared to the previous generation MacBooks, the new MacBook Pro offers the following:
- The 14 inch variant offers up to 17 hours of video playback and the 16 inch variant offers 21 hours of the same.
- It supports superior coding experience with 4x battery life even with heavy-based coding
- It supports 2x better battery life for video editors using the Adobe Lightroom Classic
The device has also been designed to offer the same level of performance to the users despite their charging status.
Sleek and Modern Design
Although Apple doesn’t spend much of their time on reconstructing the design of the MacBook, the new MacBook Pro is designed for the hybrid work lifestyle. The device features an all-aluminum enclosure that optimizes the functionalities of the internal parts of the laptop.
The exterior body is designed precisely across the thermal system that enables easy air circulation, 50% better than the previous generation. This allows the device to work efficiently without risking unnecessary risks of overheating.
The optimized Apple silicon in the device doesn’t even require the fans to stay turned on during the performance, reducing the constant whirring noises.
The reimagined MacBook Pro is designed with the much loved Magic keyboard with the double-anodized black well for easier key travel and comfortable typing experience. The device lacks the Touch Bar and is instead replaced with the physical buttons. Pair that with the Force Touch trackpad that is ideal for the pro applications.
World’s best Notebook Display
Last selling point of the new MacBook Pro is the immaculate display. The device is equipped with the Liquid Retina XDR display. It is backed with the mini-LED technology with 1000 nits brightness and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for crisp and clear visuals with true to life color reproduction.
The specular highlights with HDR support and the P3 color gamut supports smoother gradients. The ProMotion technology further escalates the visual experience, taking it to the next level.
Both the display variants are larger than the previous generation, featuring a 14.2 and 16.2 inch design. The side borders on the bezels are extremely narrow for an expansive display for cinematic viewing experience.
These are just the basic functions of the new MacBook Pro. With an extensive range of I/O ports and even better and efficient macOS Monterey, the device is for the users of today who don’t want to compromise their performance to any extent.
Pricing and Availability
The new MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch models are priced at $1,999 and $2,499 only. The student pricing is different. The devices are available for ordering and will be available for purchase from October 26, 2021.