Apple introduces MacBook Pro with new design and M1 Pro and Max chips
Apple has introduced a brand new MacBook Pro, with a new M1 Pro chip. It also sports a brand new design. The 16 and 14 inch model are all new with the return of ports, a new notch and edge to edge design and the return of MagSafe. The Touch Bar has been replaced by full function keys, sunken in a new deeper colour background for the keyboard. The screen is larger, but retaining the same size as its predecessor. It has a ProMotion display, making scrolling and moving objects much smoother. The display is a Liquid Retina XDR display. A notch houses the iSight camera, with is 1080p quality. Computational video is also supported by the new camera.
It supports a brand new six speaker sound system, which means a richer base, a smoother more detailed sound. Spacial audio is also supported by the brand new audio system.
With the new MagSafe 3, it features fast charging for the first time.
It promises much faster and powerful processing, the ‘first pro chip built for MacBook Pro’. It features a new system on a chip design, that allowed greater communications between the elements of the chip. with 10 cores, it offers twice the amount of processing and graphics performance than the original M1 chip. ProRes is now part of the M1 Pro chip, allowing 4K and higher media without the heavy workload of other chips.
Apple has also introduced the M1 Max chip. It doubles the memory interface of the Pro chip, allowing 6x the power then the original M1 chip released a year ago. It boasts the biggest amount of power in a chip Apple has created.
They offer almost twice the amount of power of 8 core PC chips, but with 70% less power, a breakthrough in chip performance.
macOS Monterey has been built with these chips in mind, with features like instant wake and more being much faster with the new Pro and Max chips. The chips offer 20x faster machine learning and more.
It is available today, with the 14 inch costing $1999 and the 16 inch costing $2499