Apple has announced 2021 Macbook Pro Models with Apple M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets. In the US, the base 14-inch model has a launch price tag of $1999. The top-end 16-inch model has a price of $3499. You can buy these in Silver or Space Grey colors. A few of these models are now listed online on Amazon US and will be available to pre-order in the coming days.
The new 2021 Apple Macbook Pro 14-inch models are powered by M1 Pro chip. The 512GB SSD 16GB ram model has an M1 Pro chip with an 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU while the 1TB SSD 16GB ram model has a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU M1 Pro chip. Both models have 16GB unified memory.
2021 Apple Macbook Pro 16-inch models can be bought with M1 Pro or M1 Max chip. The base model has a price tag of $2499 in the US. Apple M1 Max chip model features a 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores as well as has a 32-core GPU for ultimate performance. This high-end model comes with 32GB unified memory ( ram ) and has 1TB SSD storage. The price for this model is $3499.
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2021 Apple MacBook Pro MK1A3LL/A (16-inch, Apple M1 Max chip with 10‑core CPU and 32‑core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Space Gray – $3,499
2021 Apple MacBook Pro MKGQ3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Space Gray – $2,499
2021 Apple MacBook Pro MKGR3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) – Silver – $1,999
2021 Apple MacBook Pro MKGT3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) – Silver – $2,499
2021 Apple MacBook Pro MKGP3LL/A (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) – Space Gray – $1,999.
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All these new models support Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW. Regular models have a single Video encode engine, Video decode engine, and ProRes encode and decode engine while the Apple M1 Max chip powered Macbook Pro 16 has Two video encode engines and Two ProRes encode and decode engines.
The display on this new 2021 Macbook Pro features a Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz. This panel supports a peak brightness of 1600 nits and has a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
Apple has equipped the 16 inch 2021 Macbook Pro models with a 100Wh battery and ships with a 140W USB-C Power Adapter. The 14 inch models have a 70Whr battery and ship with 67W USB-C ( with M1 Pro with 8-core CPU ) or 96W USB-C power adapter ( with M1 Pro with 10-core CPU ).
Manufacturer description of Apple M1 Pro
M1 Pro delivers game-changing performance with amazing battery life. It features up to 10 CPU cores and up to 16 GPU cores, as well as a 16-core Neural Engine and a powerful media engine that can play as many as 4 streams of 8K video. Delivering 200GB/s of memory bandwidth, M1 Pro can be configured with up to 32GB of unified memory to handle complex professional workflows.
Manufacturer description of Apple M1 Max
When you need the highest level of performance ever in a Mac notebook, there’s M1 Max. It allows you to max out the performance of MacBook Pro with double the GPU core count and memory bandwidth of M1 Pro, and a more powerful media engine that can play up to 5 streams of 8K video. You can configure M1 Max with up to 64GB of unified memory, enabling your MacBook Pro to work faster and handle massive files with ease.