Applesdelivered the powerful new MacBook that many have been waiting for. was announced on Monday during the company’s live-stream Unleashed event (alongside ), in the wake of . New (£ 2,399, AU $ 3,749).
New additions to the company’s largest laptop include. We’ve seen Apple’s silicon added to smaller MacBooks and iPads before, but the 16-inch MacBook gets a more powerful version that should meet the needs of people who need high-performance machines, especially those who do power. intensive photo and video. editing.
Now the company is equipping its most advanced laptop with the new. The addition of the M1 Max will boost the graphics performance of the 16-inch MacBook Pro over its predecessor, and the M1 Pro will be 2.5 times better than the previous generation, according to Apple. Both chips provide a 2x processor boost over the 2019 MacBook Pro.
The new silicon would also make the MacBook more power efficient, providing more battery life on a single charge. Apple rarely discloses detailed battery specifications, but it promises that the battery can last twice as long in Lightroom and four times as long in Xcode, while still allowing for 21 hours of video playback.
“The performance of the M1 chip in MacBook products released to date is a major endorsement of Apple’s investment in custom silicon,” Ben Wood, chief analyst at CCS Insight, said in a statement. “The M1 Pro and M1 Max chips take this to new levels with further improvements in performance and battery life. “
Power users will also benefit from the new Mini-LED backlit display used in the iPad Pro, which supports HDR at higher brightness and allows for better local dimming. The screen has 1000 nits of sustained brightness, allowing for deeper and more dramatic colors. The Liquid Retina XDR display “doesn’t compromise on performance,” said Kate Bergerson, Apple’s vice president of product design.
Other features include six-speaker sound that supports spatial audio, as well as built-in studio-quality mics. At the top of the screen, ato support all your videoconferencing needs with .
When Apple unveiled the 16-inch MacBook Pro in 2019, CNET’s Dan Ackerman described it as “something of a compilation of the most successful MacBook features.” Its main criticisms of the device were the inclusion of the Touch Bar, the lack of ports other than USB-C, and its steep starting price.
With this updated MacBook Pro, Apple hasand restored additional connection options, including , three Thunderbolt 4 ports, and an SD card slot. But the affordability of this new machine may remain a sticking point, given its starting price of $ 2,499. , and availability starts next week.
Alongside the MacBook Pro, Apple unveiled the, a and new . You can consult .