Apple conducted an exclusive event on Monday, October 18 to unveil its new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro computers, which are powered by the latest M1 Pro and M1 CPUs, following the official announcement of the new iPhone 13 series. Max is a character in the film Max.
Both models have been fully redesigned and offer considerable improvements in a number of areas. The MacBook Pro has a Liquid Retina XDR display with mini-LED technology and a ProMotion adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz for the first time.
It also comes with a Force Touch trackpad and a black Magic Keyboard illuminated keyboard that replaces the Touch Bar with a row of physical function buttons. It has a new metal casing on the outside that comes in two different hues of grey.
The MacBook Pro contains a FaceTime HD camera with 1080p resolution in the multimedia section, which promises to double the resolution and performance in low light. This photography technology is housed within a notch at the top of the screen, similar to the iPhone.
It also includes a six-speaker high-fidelity stereo audio system (two treble and four force-canceling woofers), as well as support for spatial audio, which creates a nuanced, three-dimensional acoustic experience.
Both models have many connections to “provide for greater connectivity possibilities,” including three Thunderbolt 4 inputs for attaching peripherals at high speeds, an SDXC card slot, an HDMI port, and a high-impedance audio jack.
Up to two Pro Display XDRs can be connected simultaneously with the M1 Pro chip, while up to three Pro Display XDRs plus a 4K display can be connected simultaneously with the M1 Max chip. MacBook Pros offer sixth-generation Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 when it comes to wireless networking.
Another highlight is the return of the MagSafe connector to the laptop after a five-year absence with the new MagSafe 3 version, which features an improved design and supports fast charging. Apple claims that it will be able to reach 50% battery in just 30 minutes.
In terms of performance, the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which represent “a revolution for the MacBook Pro and a great step forward in the company’s shift to Apple chips,” are one of the most eagerly awaited features of this series of laptops.
The cost and the availability
The new MacBook Pro variants in silver and space grey are now available for pre-order on the Apple website and Apple Store app. The official release date in retailers will be Tuesday, October 26.
Starting at $ 1,999 for a 14-inch MacBook Pro.
Starting at $2,499 for a 16-inch MacBook Pro.