At the ‘Unleashed’ online event, Apple introduced the most expected upgrade to the MacBook Pro that are powered by new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips with up-to-10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores, along with an up-to-32-core GPU and up to 32GB of fast unified memory. These also feature enhanced media engines with dedicated ProRes accelerators specifically for pro video processing.
These come in 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch models with Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display that was first introduced in the iPad Pro, offering up to 1,000 nits of sustained, full-screen brightness, and 1,600 nits of peak brightness. It has a P3 wide colour gamut and supports one billion colours.
These also features ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz that automatically varies the refresh rate to match the motion of a user’s onscreen content to help preserve battery life. These feature a 1080p FaceTime HD camera that is present inside a notch in the screen.
These feature an all-new aluminium enclosure that optimises internal space for more performance and features. The enclosure is precisely machined around an advanced thermal system that can move 50% more air than the previous generation, even at lower fan speeds, says Apple.
The new MacBook Pro also comes with a Magic Keyboard that is set in a double-anodised black well, which elegantly highlights the backlit glyphs on the keys, and features a full-height function row. The physical function keys — including a wider escape key are back, replacing the Touch Bar. There is a Force Touch trackpad. The SDXC card slot, HDMI port and the MagSafe charging port are also back with fast charge that can charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 14″ and 16″ specifications
- 14.2-inch (3024×1964 pixels) / 16.2 (3456×2234 pixels) Liquid Retina XDR display at 254 pixels per inch, ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, Up to 1,000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1,600 nits peak brightness, 10,00,000:1 contrast ratio
- Apple M1 Pro chip – 8-core CPU with 6 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, 14-core GPU / 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, 16-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 200GB/s memory bandwidth
- Apple M1 Max chip – 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 400GB/s memory bandwidth
- Up to 32GB unified memory (Configurable to 64GB (M1 Max))
- Up to 1TB SSD ( Configurable to: 2TB, 4TB or 8TB)
- macOS Monterey operating system
- Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Ambient light sensor, Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities
- Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0
- 1080p FaceTime HD camera, Advanced image signal processor with computational video
- Studio‑quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones, High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers, Wide stereo sound
- Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers, Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro and AirPods Max
- 3 x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C with support for Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), SDXC card slot, HDMI 2.0 port, MagSafe 3 port
- 14″ Dimensions: 1.55 x 31.26 x 22.12 cm (Height X Width X Depth); Weight: 1.6kg
- 16″ Dimensions: 1.68 x 35.57 x 24.81 cm (Height X Width X Depth); Weight: 2.1kg (M1 Pro) / 2.2kg (M1 Max)
- 14″ – 70-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with up to 17 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 11 hours wireless web ; 67W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M1 Pro with 8-core CPU) / 96W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M1 Pro with 10-core CPU or M1 Max, configurable with M1 Pro with 8-core CPU), USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
- 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with up to 21 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 14 hours wireless web; 140W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
Pricing and Availability
- MacBook Pro 14″ M1 Pro 8-Core CPU, 14-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD – Rs. 1,94,900 ($1,999 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 14″ M1 Pro 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD – Rs. 2,39,900 ($2,499 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 16″ M1 Pro 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD – Rs. 2,39,900 ($2,499 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 16″ M1 Pro 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD – Rs. 2,59,900 ($2,699 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 16″ M1 Max 10-Core CPU, 32-Core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD – Rs. 3,29, 900 ($3,499 in the US)
The new MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max are available to order today on Apple India store and will be available in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorised Resellers starting Tuesday, October 26.