Apple has revealed an redesign of its MacBook Pro, which comes with a 14-inch screen, Apple’s new M1 Pro and Max chips, a notch and squared-off design and a broader selection of ports, in addition to the usual Thunderbolt ports. It includes the HDMI port as well as the SD card reader, and also an MagSafe 3 port to charge (though you could also charge it via it via Thunderbolt ports if your home is full of Power bricks for USB-C). It is priced at $1,999, and can be purchased “today.”
It comes with it’s 14.2-inch 120Hz ProMotion Mini LED display, that Apple has branded in the form of “Liquid Retina Pro XDR.” It features smaller bezels than the previous version, but it also has the notch, which has a webcam with 1080p resolution, but is not Apple’s Face ID system.
The 14-inch model is able to display 3024 pixels by 1964. Additionally, it is capable of running at 1,000 nits of sustained brightness as well as 1,600 nits of peak.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with Apple’s new M1 Pro or M1 Max chips. Both chips can have 10 CPU cores. The Pro can include either a 16- or 14-core GPU as well as the Max includes 32- and 24-core GPU options.
The latest MacBook Pro comes with 16GB of RAM as standard, and it is possible to upgrade to 32GB via an M1 Pro or 64 GB with the M1 Max. The M1 Pro included with the base price of $1,999 is a reduced model of the processorit has only eight CPU cores as well as 14 GPU cores.
THE $1,999 MODEL HAS CAVEATS
The base model comes with an inferior power adapter of 67W in order to upgrade into an “real” M1 Pro with 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores you’ll have to spend minimum $2,300 prior to tax (and this model comes with an SSD of 512GB).
The pre-built model is $2,499 model, which includes the fully-loaded M1 Pro, a 1TB SSD as well as a 96W power adapter (though an upgraded power adapter is also included with the basic model when you opt to upgrade the CPU).