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Apple Announces Pair of New MacBook Pros

| Oct 18, 2021
Apple Announces Pair of New MacBook Pros

Apple has announced two different redesigns of the MacBook Pro, a 16-inch version and a 14-inch version. This marks the first major redesign the MacBook Pro has seen since all the way back in 2016.

First up is the 14-inch redesign which sports Apple’s M1 Pro and Max Chips, has both an HDMI port and an SD card reader, and a display notch. The ports coming back is perhaps the biggest news, as before now Apple has always seemed to double-down on its thunderbolt technology. The 14.2” 120Hz ProMotion MiniLED display Apple is calling a “Liquid Retina Pro XDR.” The display also houses a 1080p webcam and runs at a resolution of 3024×1964.

In terms of specs, the new MacBook Pro can have either a 14-core or 16-core GPU, and 16 GB of Ram, which can be upgraded to 32 with the M1 Pro. The MacBook Pro Max, on the other hand, can be upgraded to have a 24 or 32-core GPU, and 64GB of RAM with the M1 Max. Surprisingly, this is the first time Apple has offered a 14-inch screen since 2005, and you can order the 14-inch starting today.

Apple Announces Pair Of New Macbook Pros

The other new MacBook is the 16-inch, which starts at $2499 and also comes in the M1 Pro or M1 Max variations. The touch bar is replaced by physical keys, and this version also sports an HDMI port and SD card reader, as well as a headphone jack and four different Thunderbolt 4 ports. Both version come with Apple’s ten-core CPU, while the M1 Pro will have a 16-core GPU and the M1 Max a 32-core GPU. Likewise, the Pro has 16GB of RAM and the Max 32 GB of RAM.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro and Max are also available for purchase starting today from Apple, although they won’t officially release until next week.

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