Apple announces new MacBook Pros powered by M1 Pro and M1 Max

Today Apple unveiled a brand new MacBook Pro design powered by the next generation of Apple Silicon. These new laptops which come in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes can be pre-ordered today and will be available starting next week.

Apple M1 Pro

The Apple M1 Pro is a powerful new upgrade to Apple M1. It features 10 CPU cores and up to 16 GPU cores. The M1 Pro promises up to 70 percent faster CPU performance over the already fast M1 with up to 2 times faster GPU performance. Apple has improved the memory bandwidth by up to 200GB/s with support for up to 32GB of unified memory.

Apple M1 Max

The M1 Max cranks things up further, doubling the GPUs with up to 32 cores for up to 4x faster GPU performance than M1. It also doubles the memory bandwidth by up to 400GB/s with support for up to 64GB of unified memory.

With these gains Apple expects their new chips to easily obliterate any competitors’ integrated graphics performance while performing on par with some dedicated graphics while using a fraction of their power.

All new MacBook Pro

These new chipsets will be featured in the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, giving power users the CPU and GPU power they’d need to take on their most demanding tasks and workflows.

The new MacBooks will additionally feature Retina XDR displays and Apple’s new mini-LED technology, along with the 120Hz Promotion technology. A not-so-flattering notch sits on the top of a panel that almost blends from edge to edge. While no Face-ID is present here, Apple has introduced an upgraded 1080p FaceTime camera.

Apple’s impressive battery life continues on here with the 14-inch model boasting up to 17 hours of video playback and up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing, while the 16-inch model offers up to 21 hours of video playback and up to 14 hours of web browsing.

Apple has even gone all out on ports this time around, with three Thunderbolt ports, an HDMI port, a headphone jack, and an SDXC card reader. The new MacBooks also mark the return of MagSafe with MagSafe 3 while these MacBooks can still charge via USB-C.

The new MacBooks start at $1999 for the 14-inch model, while the 16-inch model starts at $2499. You will be able to configure these laptops with up to 64GB of unified memory and with up to 8TB of SSD storage. You will be able to pre-order these new laptops starting today and they will go available next week.

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