Apple unveiled the latest high-end MacBook models this month for pros in a cybernetic event. The new MacBook Pro comes in two sizes, 16-inches and another in 14-inches; this size is being launched in the MacBook series for the first time. In addition, Apple has also made some changes to the screen as well as brought back some “old” features back to their high-end laptops.
The latest MacBook Pro edition comes with the very efficient and new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips proving to be 70% faster than the preceding M1 chip. These models are redesigned to better serve the pros and have enhanced displays with sleeker bezels and higher refresh rates, along with much better quality front-facing cameras that can now record 1080p videos. Battery timing is also improved in the new MacBook Pro models since the thickness of the machines has also been increased (thanks to Apple for making them fat).
Without feeling embarrassed about going back to their decisions, Apple has also brought back the SD Card slot, HDMI port, and the MagSafe charger that were previously ditched after the USB-C introduction in the Mac lineup. The controversial digital touch bar has also been dismissed this year, and there’s an improved keyboard with physical keys. In addition, Touch ID is still there on the power button.
Here are the specs compared of both the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and M1 Max chip.
MacBook Pro 14-inch vs. 16-inch model
|Comparison Parameters||MacBook Pro 14 inches||MacBook Pro 16 inches|
|Color||Silver or Space Gray||Silver or Space Gray|
|Price||From $1999||From $2499|
|Processor||Apple M1 Pro chip or Apple M1 Max chip||Apple M1 Pro chip or Apple M1 Max chip|
|Display||14.2 inches Liquid Retina XDR Display||16.2 inches Liquid Retina XDR Display|
|CPU||Upto 10-Core||Upto 10-Core|
|GPU||Upto 32-Core||Upto 32-Core|
|RAM||Upto 64 GB||Upto 64 GB|
|Storage||Upto 8TB||Upto 8TB|
|Secure Authentication||Touch ID enabled||Touch ID enabled|
|Size||12.31 x 8.71 x 0.61 inches; 3.5 pounds||14.01 x 9.77 x 0.66 inches; 4.7 pounds|
|Ports||Three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot||Three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot|
|Power and Battery||67 W USB-C Power Adapter, 11 hours wireless web, Integrated 70 watt-hour battery||140 W USB-C Power Adapter, 14 hours wireless web, Integrated 100 watt-hour battery|
|Camera||1080p FaceTime HD camera||1080p FaceTime HD camera|
|Audio||High fidelity six speaker sound system with noise cancellation woofers||High fidelity six speaker sound system with noise cancellation woofers|
|Keyboard and Trackpad||Backlit Magic Keyboard, Force Touch trackpad for efficient cursor control and pressure-sensitive mechanism||Backlit Magic Keyboard, Force Touch trackpad for efficient cursor control and pressure-sensitive mechanism|
The new Apple MacBook Pro comprises an enclosure made with 100% recycled aluminum, and 100% recycled tin in the solder of its main logic board. For the first time, in the manufacture of the Mac notebook, 100% recycled rare earth elements in all magnets are utilized.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 and 16 inches are made with 35% recycled plastic in seven parts, and the packaging wood fibers are made from recycled sources too. MacBook Pro thus remains free of toxic and dangerous substances with the use of renewable energy sources, making Apple set high standards for energy efficiency.
Processors: Apple M1 Pro Chip VS Apple M1 Max Chip
With M1 chip, Apple started taking steps away from Intel processors, and finally, the company has revealed two new high-end SoCs for their next gen laptops. Apple M1 Pro and Apple M1 Max elevate the awe-inspiring M1 architecture to new heights and also bring a system on a chip (SoC) architecture to a pro notebook. Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max deliver a maximum performance efficiency that is about 1.7 times more than the latest 8-core PC laptop chip in the same power consumption. In addition, both models match the peak performance levels of the PC chip at 70% less power as claimed by Apple.
|Comparison Parameters||Apple M1 Pro||Apple M1 Max|
|Total CPU Cores||8 or 10||10|
|Performance Cores||6 or 8||8|
|GPU Cores||14 or 16||24 or 32|
|Neural Engine Cores||16||16|
|Max Memory Supported||32 GB||64 GB|
|Peak Memory Bandwidth||200 GBps||400 GBps|
|Devices||MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16 (2021)||MacBook Pro 14, MacBook Pro 16 (2021)|
The latest high-end Apple MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max are available to order from Apple’s website and the Apple Store app. Delivery to customers and availability in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers have started from Tuesday, 26th October 2021.