Apple’s M1 Pro & Max-Equipped MacBook Pros Are Its Most Powerful Ever

Oct 18, 2021

Category: Tech

The very first generation of Apple’s MacBook Pro originally debuted in early 2006, quickly becoming the industry standard in the professional-grade laptop segment, and each new generation of the computer has managed to set the bar a little higher. Apple is now continuing this trend with the debut of what the company is calling its “most powerful MacBook Pro ever” in the form of the all-new range of M1 Pro and M1 Max chip-equipped MacBook Pro models.

The first-ever pro-spec notebook lineup to feature “system on a chip” architecture, the use of the all-new M1 Pro and Max chips enable these cutting-edge laptops to afford 3.7 times faster CPU performance, machine learning with speeds more than tenfold that of its predecessor, 13 times faster graphics performance, and up to 21 hours of battery life on a single charge. The M1 Pro boasts up to a 10-core CPU and a 16-core GPU, along with up to 32GB of unified memory and 200 gigs of memory bandwidth, while the even more impressive M1 Max chip packs a 10-core CPU, up to a 32-core GPU, 64GB of unified memory, and up to a whopping 400 gigabytes of memory bandwidth. On top of receiving Apple’s state-of-the-art Liquid Retina XDR display, a slew of ports, and the Silicon Valley giant’s best notebook camera and audio systems to date, the new M1 chip-equipped laptops can also support as many as 30 streams of 4K ProRes video playback or 7 streams in 8K ProRes video, as well as support for two external displays.

Available for order in 14″ and 16″ sizes starting October 26, the all-new 2021 M1 Pro chip Apple MacBook Pro lineup starts at $1,999 for the 14″ model with an 8-Core CPU, a 14-Core GPU, 16GB of unified memory, and 512GB of SSD Storage, and goes up to $3,499 for the 16″ M1 Max-equipped MacBook Pro which sports a 10-Core CPU, a 32-Core GPU, 32GB of unified memory, and a full TB of SSD storage.

Purchase: $1,999+

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