Apple 2021 Macbook Pro 14-inch

From $2,459.95
Overview
Design
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Product Quality
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Performance
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Price
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Summary
The MacBook Pro comes with a stunning Retina display, fast SSD storage, and a sleek design that is a powerful and versatile option for students and professionals.
Overall score 90%
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The new MacBook Pro is a solid investment whether you’re a student or a professional. If you’re looking for a laptop that can handle anything you throw at it, the MacBook Pro is definitely worth considering. It’s got a fast processor, plenty of storage, and an excellent display. Plus, the new M1 chip offers serious speed and battery life improvements over last year’s model. The only downside is the price tag, but if you can afford it, the MacBook Pro is definitely worth the investment.

Price

$2,459.95

Pros and Cons
Pros 

  • Improved M1 Pro and M1 Max Chips
  •  Larger Unified Memory Capacity
  • Improved Display Technology
  • 1080p High-Definition Camera
  • Better Audio Input and Output Systems
  • Connectivity Ports and Expansions
  • Wireless Connectivity Technologies
Cons

  • Bulkier and Heavier Physical Specs
  • Notch on the Retina Screen Display
  • Lacks Face ID Despite Having A Notch
  • Excessively Expensive Base and Configured Models
  • Overkill Specification for Average Users
Technical Details

Finish

  • Silver
  • Space Gray

Chip

Apple M1 Pro chip

  • 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
  • 16-core GPU
  • 16-core Neural Engine
  • 200GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Media engine
    • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
    • Video decode engine
    • Video encode engine
    • ProRes encode and decode engine
  • Configurable to:
    • M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 24-core GPU
    • M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU

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
  • Media engine
    • Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
    • Video decode engine
    • Two video encode engines
    • Two ProRes encode and decode engines

Display

Liquid Retina XDR display

  • 16.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display;1 3456-by-2234 native resolution at 254 pixels per inch

XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)

  • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
  • XDR brightness: 1000 nits sustained full-screen, 1600 nits peak2 (HDR content only)
  • SDR brightness: 500 nits

Color

  • 1 billion colors
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Refresh rates

  • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
  • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz

Memory

Apple M1 Pro chip

  • 16GB unified memory
    Configurable to 32GB (M1 Pro or M1 Max) or 64GB (M1 Max)

Apple M1 Max chip

  • 32GB unified memory
    Configurable to 64GB

Battery and Power3

  • Up to 21 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 14 hours wireless web
  • 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery3
  • 140W USB-C Power Adapter
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
  • Fast-charge capable with included 140W USB-C Power Adapter

Storage4

Apple M1 Pro chip

  • 512GB SSD
    Configurable to 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB

Apple M1 Max chip

  • 1TB SSD
    Configurable to 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB

Charging and Expansion

  • SDXC card slot
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • MagSafe 3 port
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports with support for:
    • Charging
    • DisplayPort
    • Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
    • USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)

Display Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:

  • Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Pro) or
  • Up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Max)

Thunderbolt 4 digital video output

  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

HDMI digital video output

  • Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
  • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)

Video Playback

  • Supported formats include HEVC, H.264, and ProRes
  • HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG

Audio Playback

  • Supported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Atmos

Keyboard and Trackpad

Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures

Wireless

Wi-Fi

  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Camera

  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • Advanced image signal processor with computational video

Audio

  • 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
  • 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

Operating Requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: –13° to 113° F (–25° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Size and Weight

  • Height: 0.66 inch (1.68 cm)
  • Width: 14.01 inches (35.57 cm)
  • Depth: 9.77 inches (24.81 cm)
  • Weight (M1 Pro): 4.7 pounds (2.1 kg)5
  • Weight (M1 Max): 4.8 pounds (2.2 kg)5

Operating System

macOS
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Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new MacBook Pro. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can create and do amazing things.
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