Apple MacBook Pro 2021 with official M1 Pro or M1 Max chips

Among the innovations announced by Apple during its event ‘Keep Strong’ of October 18, 2021Besides Apple Music Voice Planto the earphones 3rd generation AirPods and three new colors for HomePod minithere is also the new MacBook Pro reinvented with new M1 Pro or M1 Max chipsetsthe first professional chips developed by Apple for Mac. Available in 14 “and 16” models, MacBook Pro delivers superior performance for computing, graphics, and machine learning (ML). It comes with a Liquid Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for full connectivity, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and a premium six-speaker audio system. The new MacBook Pro joins the 13 “MacBook Pro with M1 chip introduced last year.

Regarding pricing and availability, the new 14 “and 16” MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro or M1 Max chips will be available from October 26th. The new 14 “MacBook Pro is priced starting at € 2,349 and € 2,114.5 for the Education sector; the new 16” MacBook Pro is priced from € 2,849 and € 2,564.68 for the sector Education.

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M1 Pro and M1 Max

M1 Pro and M1 Max are Apple’s latest chips for Mac. M1 Pro is an evolution of the M1 chip first introduced in late 2020 on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13 and Mac mini, offering superior performance and improved energy efficiency. And the M1 Max is based on the M1 Pro but is even more powerful.

With up to 10-core CPU, equipped with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores, as well as up to 16-core GPU, the M1 Pro chip packs 33.7 billion transistors and achieves CPU performance up to 70% higher than the M1 chip and GPU performance up to twice as fast. The M1 Pro also offers over 200GB / s of memory bandwidth – nearly three times the M1 processor – and supports up to 32GB of fast unified memory. The chip M1 Max, with 57 billion transistors, it has the same 10-core CPU as the M1 Pro chip, while for the GPU it reaches a maximum of 32 cores to ensure performance up to four times faster than the M1 processor. It also has a memory bandwidth of up to 400GB / s, twice that of the M1 Pro chip and nearly six times that of the M1 processor, and up to 64GB of fast unified memory.

According to Apple’s data, the M1 Pro’s GPU is twice as fast as the M1 chip, and that of the M1 Max is even four times faster.

For example, you can edit up to 30 streams of 4K ProRes video or up to seven streams of 8K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro. More than streams possible on a 28-core Mac Pro with Afterburner. And for the first time on Mac, video editors can handle HDR color grading on 8K ProRes 4444 video while running on battery power.

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The novelties of the MacBook Pro 2021

The new 14 “and 16” MacBook Pros were designed with a new aluminum shell which develops with around the renewed thermal system capable of moving 50% more air than the previous generation, even at slower fan speeds. The Magic Keyboard, paired with the Force Touch trackpad, is housed in a double-anodized black housing, which brings out the backlit symbols on the keys and features a full-height row of function keys. The physical function keys, including a key Esc larger, replace the Touch Bar.

MacBook Pro is equipped with a Liquid Retina XDR display with the same mini-LED technology adopted for the iPad Pro, delivers up to 1000 nits of full-screen constant brightness (1600 nits of peak brightness), 1,000,000: 1 contrast, P3 wide color gamut with support for one billion colors. Both models have a larger display than the previous generation: the 16 “model offers a 16.2” display with 7.7 million pixels, while the 14 “model offers an active area of ​​14.2” and a total of 5.9 million pixels. For the first time on Mac there is the ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz: automatically varies the refresh rate of the panel according to the movement of the contents on the screen to help limit battery consumption and make every activity even more fluid and responsive. The display has thinner edges and hosts a new 1080p FaceTime HD camera, which doubles the resolution and improves performance in low light conditions. The system uses the ISP processor and the Neural Engine of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips for computational video and thus improves video quality.

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The new 14 “and 16” MacBook Pro comes standard with macOS Montereythe latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system.

Prices and Availability

Regarding pricing and availability, the new 14 “and 16” MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro or M1 Max chips can be ordered from October 18, 2021 on apple.com/it/store and via the Apple Store app with availability starting from Tuesday 26 October. The new 14 “MacBook Pro is priced starting at € 2,349 and € 2,114.5 for the Education sector; the new 16” MacBook Pro is priced from € 2,849 and € 2,564.68 for the sector Education.

macOS Monterey will be available as a free software update from Monday, October 25 for compatible existing Macs.

The prices in Italy of some versions of MacBook Pro from 14 “and 16” with M1 Pro or M1 Max chip:

MacBook Pro 14 “from 2,349 euros:
M1 Pro chip
8-core CPU
14 ‑ core GPU
16GB of unified memory
512GB SSD storage
16 ‑ core Neural Engine
14 “Liquid Retina XDR Display
Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Force Touch trackpad
67W USB-C Power Adapter

MacBook Pro 14 “from € 2,849:
M1 Pro chip
10 ‑ core CPU
16 ‑ core GPU
16GB of unified memory
1TB SSD storage
16 ‑ core Neural Engine
14 “Liquid Retina XDR Display
Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Force Touch trackpad
96W USB-C Power Adapter

MacBook Pro 16 “from € 2,849:
M1 Pro chip
10 ‑ core CPU
16 ‑ core GPU
16GB of unified memory
512GB SSD storage
16 ‑ core Neural Engine
16 “Liquid Retina XDR Display
Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Force Touch trackpad
140W USB-C Power Adapter

MacBook Pro 16 “from 3,079 euros:
10 ‑ core CPU
16 ‑ core GPU
16GB of unified memory
1TB SSD storage
16 ‑ core Neural Engine
16 “Liquid Retina XDR Display
Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Force Touch trackpad
140W USB-C Power Adapter

MacBook Pro 16 “from 3,949 euros:
chip M1 Max
10 ‑ core CPU
32 ‑ core GPU
32GB of unified memory
1TB SSD storage
16 ‑ core Neural Engine
16 “Liquid Retina XDR Display
Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, MagSafe 3 port
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Force Touch trackpad
140W USB-C Power Adapter

Apple MacBook Pro 2021


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