Apple launches the new MacBook Pro 2021 models globally with their latest and most powerful chipsets; M1 Pro and M1 Max. The new chipsets unveiled by the tech giant bring a new leap of performance; with efficient battery usage on the new MacBook Pro models.
The new chipsets from Apple are giving a run for their money; providing greater performance in comparison to the Intel chipsets on other laptops.
This new launch from the company is a much-awaited upgrade for many Mac enthusiasts with a new design after almost 5 years. Apple has brought its notch design from iPhone to the MacBook which has mixed reactions from users with the functionality as it doesn’t feature FaceID and only works as a webcam.
Besides, Apple has announced the new 3rd generation Airpods and new color options for the HomePod mini.
Apple MacBook Pro (2021) Specifications
The new MacBook Pro 2021 edition comes in two different sizes which are 14-inch and 16-inch models with narrow bezels and a notch for the webcam. Moreover, the display used is a mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display; that supports up to 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness.
Apart from this, the display comes with a P3 wide color gamut, HDR support, and XDR output; a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and up to 120Hz of high-refresh-rate ProMotion technology.
Also, the notch featuring the webcam is now upgraded to a 1080p resolution camera; which is a good thing as the previous models had a 720p lens with quite a mediocre performance. Under the hood, Apple has upgraded the M1 chip with two fresh Silicons namely M1 Pro and M1 Max.
The M1 Pro features up to a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two low-performance cores, along with up to 16-core GPU.
Whereas, the M1 Max comes with a 10-core CPU similar to the M1 Pro but doubles the graphics power with up to 32 cores. Speaking of the upgrade, the M1 Pro gives a 70 percent faster CPU performance and 100 percent more GPU performance.
Besides, the M1 Max outperforms every other chipset out there in the market; providing up to 400GB per second of memory bandwidth which is a 100 percent upgrade from the regular M1.
Connectivity and Battery
Also, the keyboard on the MacBook Pro this year has received quite some changes that include physical function keys and a wider escape key with the TouchBar removed from the Magic Keyboard.
Finally, Apple has listened to the woes of customers and brought back a few of the most needed I/O ports. These ports include an HDMI port, an SD card slot, Lightning USB Type-C Ports; a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a MagSafe port for charging.
The speakers set on the new notebooks from Apple feature a six-speaker sound system that supports Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio. The connectivity options on the new MacBook Pro feature Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth V5.0, and users have the vicinity to connect up to three Pro Display XDRs and a 4K TV simultaneously with the provided lightning ports.
Besides, the 14-inch variant provides up to 17 hours of backup while playing videos; whereas the 16-inch provides up to 21-hours of battery backup.
Price and Availability
The new MacBook Pro 14-inch starts at a price tag of Rs. 1,94,900 and with educational discount users can get it for Rs. 1,75,410. The 16-inch MacBook Pro is priced at Rs. 2,39,900 and with educational discount users can purchase the laptop for Rs. 2,15,910. The MacBooks will go on sale from October 26 and the Pre-orders will begin from Monday in India.