Apple presents the new MacBook Pro from 14 “and 16” and with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips

Protagonist of the Unleashed event, here are all the features of the new powerful MacBook Pro.

Apple today unveiled the new MacBook Pro completely reinvented with the innovative M1 Pro and M1 Max, the first professional chips developed for Mac. Available in 14 “and 16” models , MacBook Pro offers extraordinary performance for processing, graphics and machine learning ( ML) both when connected to the power supply and when it is not, and ensures phenomenal autonomy , making possible workflows previously unimaginable on a laptop.

The new MacBook Pro has a stunning Liquid Retina XDR display , a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity , a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and the best audio system ever built into a notebook. Paired with macOS Monterey, designed from the ground up to harness the full power of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, it delivers a user experience that is simply unrivaled. Breaking the boundaries traditionally associated with a laptop, MacBook Pro is designed for professionals in development, photography, film, 3D art, science and music, and anyone who wants the best notebook in the world. The new MacBook Pro joins the 13 ″ MacBook Pro with M1 chip to create the most powerful family of laptops ever. The 14 “and 16” MacBook Pro models can be ordered from today and will be available starting Tuesday, October 26th .

In the words of Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing:

We wanted to create the best professional notebook in the world and today we are excited to introduce the new MacBook Pro with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips; is a revolutionary combination of phenomenal performance, unmatched battery life and cutting-edge features. The new MacBook Pro has a stunning XDR display, even more ports including MagSafe 3, an advanced 1080p camera and a sensational six-speaker sound system, all in a fantastic design. The new MacBook Pro is unmatched and is by far the best professional notebook we’ve ever made.

Two new professional chips, revolutionary performance

M1 Pro and M1 Max revolutionize the MacBook Pro experience and mark a major step forward in the process of transitioning to the Apple chip on the Mac. MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max applies system on a chip (SoC) architecture for the first time to professional systems, offering fast unified memory and higher memory bandwidth that deliver unprecedented performance with best-in-class performance value per watt and industry-leading energy efficiency.

The M1 Pro chip takes the revolutionary M1 chip architecture to a new level. With a powerful CPU up to 10-cores, equipped with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores, as well as an up to 16-core GPU, the M1 Pro chip achieves CPU performance up to 70% higher than the chip M1 and GPU performance up to twice as fast. The M1 Pro also offers over 200GB / s memory bandwidth – nearly three times the M1 processor – and supports up to 32GB of fast unified memory. Designed to significantly speed up professional video workflows, the M1 Pro chip integrates a ProRes accelerator into the media engine for blazingly fast and energy-efficient video processing.

M1 Max, the world’s most powerful chip for a professional notebook, starts with the M1 Pro processor and pushes its incredible capabilities even further. M1 Max has the same powerful 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. In an industry where even the latest notebook PCs max out 16GB of video memory, this massive amount of available memory is a revolutionary innovation for professional workloads that will allow you to do things previously unimaginable on a notebook.

With the new MacBook Pro, 3D artists will be able to easily work with extreme textures and geometry in scenes that the most advanced notebook PCs can’t even perform. M1 Max also offers an advanced multimedia engine with two ProRes accelerators for guarantee even higher multistream performance. As a result, professionals 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. For the first time on Mac, those involved in video editing will be able to manage HDR color grading on 8K ProRes 4K video by working on the battery when they are away from the fixed editing station.

Most powerful Mac notebooks ever

The new MacBook Pro pushes the traditional limitations of a laptop by delivering incredible performance and innovative capabilities. Compared to the top-of-the-range 13 ″ model of the previous generation, the new 14 ″ MacBook Pro is immensely more powerful.

With a 10-core CPU in the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the 14 ″ MacBook Pro makes it possible to:

  • Project executions up to 3.7x faster with Xcode.
  • Up to three times more Amp Designer plug-ins in Logic Pro.
  • Up to 2.8x faster computational fluid dynamics performance in NASA TetrUSS.

With a 16-core GPU in the M1 Pro chip and a 32-core GPU in the M1 Max chip, the 14-inch MacBook Pro transforms the most complex graphics workflows with:

  • Up to 9.2x faster 4K render speeds in Final Cut Pro with M1 Pro and up to 13.4x faster with M1 Max.
  • Combined vector and raster GPU performance up to 5.6x faster in Affinity Photo with M1 Pro and up to 8.5x faster with M1 Max.
  • Effects render up to 3.6x faster in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio with M1 Pro and up to 5x faster with M1 Max.

Both the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are powered by a 16-core Neural Engine that allows you to speed up machine learning tasks, for example:

  • Object tracking speed up to 8.7x faster in Final Cut Pro with M1 Pro and up to 11.5x faster with M1 Max.
  • Detection of changes in scenes in 1080p ProRes 422 videos up to 7.2x faster in Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Up to 2.6x faster performance when selecting subjects in images in Adobe Photoshop.

Compared to the previous generation, the new 16 ″ MacBook Pro offers significantly improved performance for the most complex workflows in the aspects most relevant to the professional user.

With the same powerful 10-core CPU in the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers:

  • Up to 3x faster computational fluid dynamics performance in NASA TetrUSS.
  • Up to 2.1x faster project executions in Xcode.
  • Up to 2.1x faster publishing performance in Vectorworks.

With a 16-core GPU in the M1 Pro chip and a 32-core GPU in the M1 Max processor, the 16-inch MacBook Pro delivers superior graphics performance with:

  • Combined vector and raster GPU performance up to 2.9x faster in Affinity Photo with M1 Pro and up to 4.5x faster with M1 Max.
  • Render up to 2.5x faster in Maxon Cinema 4D with Redshift with M1 Pro and up to 4x faster with M1 Max.
  • Up to 1.7x 8K render speeds in Final Cut Pro with M1 Pro and up to 2.9x faster with M1 Max.

Thanks to the 16-core Neural Engine on the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, machine learning tasks are faster than ever on the 16 ″ MacBook Pro, for example:

  • Detection of changes in scenes in 1080p ProRes 422 videos up to 4.4x faster in Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Up to 3.6x faster object tracking speed in Final Cut Pro with M1 Pro and up to 4.9x faster with M1 Max.
  • Up to 1.5x faster performance with M1 Pro and up to 2x faster with M1 Max when selecting subjects in images in Adobe Photoshop.

Industry leading energy efficiency and extraordinary battery life

From professional workflows to everyday tasks, MacBook Pro delivers impressive energy efficiency to deliver outstanding performance, whether the user is plugged in or running on battery. The extraordinary battery life allows the user to do even more on a single charge.

Compared to the previous generation MacBook Pro model, on one charge:

  • The 14 “model offers up to 17 hours of video playback, which is seven hours longer, while the 16” model achieves a whopping 21 hours of video playback, which is 10 hours longer – the longest battery life ever. view on a Mac notebook.
  • Those who develop in Xcode will be able to compile up to 4 times the amount of code.
  • And those involved in photography in furniture contexts can count on a battery that lasts up to double when using Adobe Lightroom Classic for image editing.

Unlike other professional notebooks that throttle performance when not connected to power, MacBook Pro delivers the same performance even when running on battery power only. This unprecedented combination of system performance, battery performance and battery life sets the MacBook Pro apart from any other laptop.

Designed for performance

With their stunning design, the 14 “and 16” MacBook Pro models have been designed with a specific focus on performance and functionality. The new aluminum shell optimizes internal space to offer more performance and functions. The shell is developed with meticulous attention around an advanced thermal system capable of moving 50% more air than the previous generation, even with reduced fan speeds. The thermal design allows the MacBook Pro to unleash phenomenal and consistent performance while remaining quiet and cool. And thanks to the efficiency of the Apple chip, the system won’t even have to run the fans for most of the activities the user does every day.

The new MacBook Pro also features the Magic Keyboard in a double anodized black housing , which elegantly emphasizes the backlit symbols on the keys and features a full-height row of function keys. Physical function keys, including a larger Esc key, replace the Touch Bar, bringing back the familiar tactile feel of mechanical keys loved by professionals. The new keyboard is paired with the best Force Touch trackpad in the industry, perfect for pro applications.

The best display ever in a notebook

For the first time ever, MacBook Pro features a stunning Liquid Retina XDR display. With the mini-LED technology adopted for iPad Pro, the Liquid Retina XDR display offers up to 1000 nits of constant full-screen brightness, a whopping 1600 nits of peak brightness and a contrast of 1,000,000: 1. Extreme dynamic range brings HDR content to life for more detailed images in over-lit and shaded parts, deeper blacks and more vibrant colors than ever. It has a wonderful wide P3 color gamut and supports a billion colors for exceptionally soft shades. The new display also introduces ProMotion technology to the Mac with an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz. ProMotion automatically varies the refresh rate according to the movement of the content on the screen to help limit battery consumption and make every activity even more fluid and responsive. Those involved in video editing will also be able to set an optimal fixed refresh rate for the shot. The combination of blazing XDR performance and incredibly smooth ProMotion technology makes this display the best in the world on a laptop.

Both models have a larger display than the previous generation. The 16 “model offers a 16.2” 6 display with 7.7 million pixels, more than any other Mac notebook. The 14 “model offers more screen space with a 14.2” active area 7 and a total of 5.9 million pixels, more than the previous 16 ″ MacBook Pro model. The display has even thinner edges and extends around the camera to leave even more room for the displayed content. The new display offers a wonderful cinematic experience, perfect for watching a movie as well as for calibrating the color of an 8K video.

The most advanced connectivity ever in a MacBook

The new MacBook Pro offers the most advanced and versatile connectivity ever on a Mac notebook. Both models have three Thunderbolt 4 ports for connecting high-speed peripherals, an SDXC card slot for ultra-fast access to multimedia content, an HDMI port for easily connect monitors and TVs, and an optimized headphone jack that now supports high impedance headphones. MagSafe returns to the MacBook Pro with MagSafe 3, now with an updated design and support for more power. With MagSafe 3 it is quick and easy to connect a charging cable, ensuring maximum protection for your MacBook Pro computer. Fast charging comes to the Mac for the first time, bringing the battery up to 50% in just 30 minutes. With the M1 Pro chip you can connect up to two Pro Display XDR, while with the M1 Max chip you can connect up to three Pro Display XDR and a 4K TV at the same time. For wireless connectivity MacBook Pro integrates Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

To deliver a cutting-edge audio experience, the new MacBook Pro features industry-leading microphones with professional quality and even lower background noise for clearer calls and recordings. The six high fidelity speaker sound system includes two tweeters for an even clearer sound stage and four force-canceling woofers for 80% more bass. The system also supports spatial audio, which creates a sophisticated three-dimensional listening experience. And it’s ideal for listening to music or watching a Dolby Atmos movie with cinema-grade sound. Overall it is the best sound system ever built into a laptop.

macOS Monterey optimized for M1 Pro and M1 Max

The new 14 “and 16” MacBook Pro comes standard with macOS Monterey, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. The combination of macOS Monterey and the powerful new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips ensures groundbreaking performance and phenomenal productivity. FaceTime includes new audio and video features that make calls more natural and realistic, while new Continuity tools like AirPlay to Mac make even better synergy possible between Apple devices. Live text and Quick Info from photos introduce new smart features to retrieve useful information, Safari offers better organization thanks to tab groups, and Quick Commands bring all the simplicity of automation to the Mac. Available in autumn,

With macOS Monterey and the Apple chip, you will be able to run an even wider range of apps on the Mac. All Mac apps developed by Apple are optimized for the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips and to run natively. More than 10,000 Universal apps and plug-ins are also available, including Lightroom Classic, Cinema 4D, Capture One, and more. Existing Mac apps that have not yet been updated to the Universal version will be able to run smoothly thanks to Apple’s Rosetta 2 technology. It will also be possible to use the apps for iPhone and iPad directly on the Mac, thus opening up an infinite universe of possibilities. Fantastic news also concern Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, which will allow you to take full advantage of the power and performance of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips to unleash creativity.

Better for the environment

As far as environmental protection is concerned, the new MacBook Pro raises the bar even further with a shell made of 100% recycled aluminum; It also uses 100% recycled tin for logic board solders and, for the first time in a Mac notebook, 100% recycled rare earth in all magnets. Both models are made with at least 35% recycled plastic in seven components, and the entire packaging uses wood fibers from recycled materials or sustainable forests. MacBook Pro is free of harmful substances, is manufactured using increasingly renewable energy and meets Apple’s high standards for energy efficiency.

Today, all of Apple’s global business operations are carbon neutral, and by 2030 Apple expects to achieve its goal of zero climate impact across the business, including production supply chains and the lifecycle of all products. This means that every Apple device sold, from component manufacturing to assembly, from transport to use by the end user, from recharging to recycling and material recovery, will be entirely carbon neutral.

Prices and availability

The new MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are available from today on the Apple Store Online and via the Apple Store app. Deliveries will begin on Tuesday, October 26, when they will also be available in select Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

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 starting at € 2,849  and € 2,564.68 for the education sector.

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