Models of the MacBook Pro (2021) with a display notch, as well as the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, have been launched. The pricing of the MacBook Pro (2021) in India starts at Rs. 1,94,900.
The two MacBook Pro models, the all-new M1 Pro and M1 Max were introduced at Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ event on Monday, and are based on the company’s latest silicon. The much-anticipated MacBook Pro series, which will be available in 14- and 16-inch display sizes, is the most significant upgrade to the lineup in five years, having been announced in October 2016. Apple claims that the new Apple silicon powering the MacBook Pro (2021) series will offer up to 3.7 times the performance of the present 13-inch MacBook Pro’s Intel Core i7 processor. The M1 Pro and M1 Max are updated to the Cupertino company’s M1 processor, which was released last year.
Price and availability of the Apple MacBook Pro (2021) in India
The pricing of the 14-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2021) begins at Rs. 1,94,900. It may also be used for education at Rs. 1,75,410. The 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2021) begins at Rs. 2,39,900 for ordinary consumers and Rs. 2,15,910 for education. The 14-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2021) costs $1,999 (approximately Rs. 1,50,400) in the United States, while the 16-inch model costs $2,499 (roughly Rs. 1,88,100).
14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) M1 Chip
- M1 Pro, 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 16 RAM, 512GB SSD Rs. 1,94,900
- M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16 RAM, 1TB SSD Rs. 2,39,900
16-inch MacBook Pro (2021) M1 Chip
- M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16 RAM, 512GB SSD Rs. 2,39,900
- M1 Pro, 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16 RAM, 1TB SSD Rs. 2,59,900
- M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32 RAM, 1TB SSD Rs. 3,29,900
The new MacBook Pro models will be available for pre-order on Monday through the Apple India Online Store and will be ready for purchase on Tuesday, October 26. Customers will also be able to customize their orders through the Apple website.
Apple MacBook Pro (2021) Specifications
Apple MacBook Pro (2021) models in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes include an all-new design that eliminates the unnecessary Touch Bar and restores an SDXC card slot and HDMI connection. The addition of a notch, which will help decrease bezels and provide more screen real estate to consumers, as well as a 1080p FaceTime camera, is the other big design update. Face ID, on the other hand, is not available on Apple’s top-end iPhone models, which feature a notch to allow the face recognition system.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro model has a 14.2-inch active area with a total of 5.9 million pixels, while the 16-inch model has a 16.2-inch active area with 7.7 million pixels, according to Apple. Under the hood, there’s also a Liquid Retina XDR display with mini-LED technology, which was previously only available on the iPad Pro. The new display technology is said to have a full-screen brightness of 1,000 nits, a peak brightness of 1,600 nits, and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. Apple’s patented ProMotion technology also allows for an adjustable refresh rate of up to 120Hz.
The display on the new MacBook Pro models is said to offer a P3 wide colour gamut, HDR compatibility, and XDR output for power users.
The MacBook Pro (2021) series is powered by updated silicon that comes in two separate variants — M1 Pro and M1 Max — in addition to architectural improvements and improved display technologies. Up to a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two low-performance cores, as well as a 16-core GPU, are included in the M1 Pro chip. The new processor, according to Apple, can provide 70 percent faster CPU performance and up to two times quicker GPU performance than the previous M1 chip. To improve on-device video processing, the M1 Pro includes a ProRes accelerator in the media engine.
The M1 Max, on the other hand, is advertised as the most powerful processor for a professional laptop. It features the same 10-core CPU as the M1 Pro, but it has a GPU with up to 32 cores, allowing it to run four times quicker than the M1 Pro. Memory bandwidth is up to 400GB per second, which is two times that of the M1 Pro and roughly six times that of the M1. To entice pros and 3D artists, Apple has included up to 64GB of unified memory.
Last year’s M1 processor had up to eight graphics cores, as well as four high-performance and four low-performance cores.
Pros can edit up to 30 streams of 4K ProRes footage or seven streams of 8K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro utilizing Apple’s new M1 Max processor, according to Apple, which is more streams than a 28-core Mac Pro with Afterburner.
On the latest MacBook Pro models, both the M1 Pro and M1 are equipped with a 16-core Neural Engine, which aids machine learning capabilities. According to publicly available statistics, the built-in Neural Engine speeds up object tracking in Final Cut Pro by up to 8.7 times with M1 Pro and up to 11.5 times with M1 Max. When choosing topics in photos in Adobe Photoshop, speed can improve by up to 2.6 times.
The Magic Keyboard, which replaces the previous Touch Bar with physical function buttons and a larger escape key, is also included with the MacBook Pro (2021) versions. The Force Touch trackpad is also included.
The latest MacBook Pro models come pre-installed with Apple’s macOS Monterey operating system. According to the firm, the new operating system is optimized for the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. On Monday, October 25, the new macOS version will be accessible as a free software upgrade for older Macs.
With MagSafe 3, the MacBook Pro (2021) models also bring back the previous MagSafe magnetic charging capabilities. This is in contrast to the previous MacBook Pro models, which support USB-C charging. Thunderbolt 4 may still be used for charging with a USB Type-C connection.
Bluetooth v5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 are among the new MacBook Pro’s connectivity choices. On the MacBook Pro based on M1 Max, users may connect up to three Pro Display XDRs and a 4K TV at the same time. The M1 Pro chip, on the other hand, can simultaneously handle up to two Pro Display XDRs.
A six-speaker sound system with two tweeters and four force-canceling woofers is included with the latest MacBook Pro models. For a surround sound experience on the road, there’s also Dolby Atmos and spatial audio support.
Apple has improved heat management on the latest MacBook Pro (2021) models, which are geared for quicker performance. According to the company, the new thermal system can circulate 50% more air than the previous generation, even at reduced fan speeds.
On the subject of battery life, the 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) is rated to provide up to 17 hours of video playing on a single charge, while its 16-inch sibling is rated to provide up to 21 hours. According to Apple, developers working in Xcode will be able to compile up to four times as much code, while photographers on the road will enjoy up to two times longer battery life in Adobe Lightroom Classic when processing images when using the new MacBook Pro models.