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5 Significant improvements to MacBook Pro 2021

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5 Significant improvements to MacBook Pro 2021Apple officially launched the new MacBook Pro at the Unleashed event in the early hours of Tuesday (19/10). This laptop comes in several upgrades, including using two new Apple chips, namely the M1 Pro and M1 Max, with higher performance.

The new Apple MacBook Pro comes with many improvements, including Apple’s new chip, a screen with a notch, and more ports.

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5 Significant improvements MacBook Pro 2021

1. Apple’s new chips

Quoted from Mashable, the M1 Pro has 6 or 8 high-performance cores and 2 efficient cores, providing 70% better performance than the M1 chip launched last year. This chip is combined with a 14-core, or 16-core GPU, which is claimed to provide 2x better graphics performance than its predecessor, the M1 Pro comes with a maximum of 32GB RAM.

Thanks to the M1 Pro chip, the MacBook Pro is claimed to be much more flexible in connecting to additional displays. Users can connect two additional XDR displays. And with the M1 Max chip, users can connect up to three additional XDR displays and 4K TVs.

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In addition, the M1 Max is said to perform even higher than last year’s M1 Pro and M1. This chip has more memory bandwidth and a 32-core GPU. It delivers 4x better graphics performance than the M1 and supports a maximum of 64GB RAM.

2. More ports

The new MacBook Pro has multiple ports, including HDMI, Thunderbolt 4, and an SD card reader. On the other hand, there’s a headphone jack, two more Thunderbolt ports, and the previously absent MagSafe connector.

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3. Improved screen

The new MacBook Pro doesn’t just update the inside. This device also comes in new sizes, namely 14.2 inches and 16.2 inches. The keyboard is also new with physical function keys instead of the Touch Bar.

The 16.2-inch model has a resolution of 3,456 x 2,234 pixels, for a total of 7.7 million pixels, while the 14.2-inch model has a resolution of 3,024 x 1,964 pixels for a total of 5.9 million pixels. Both displays feature mini LED technology and an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz.

Exactly as rumored, this new laptop from Apple has a notch on the top like the iPhone, house a camera that supports FaceTime 1080p. The presence of the notch is also in line with the bezel, which has shrunk to only 3.5 mm.

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4. Battery capacity

Apple claims the lighter model can last up to 17 hours of video playback and up to 11 hours of browser browsing. At the same time, the larger model can do up to 21 hours of video playback and up to 14 hours of web browsing.

5. Price and availability

The 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro starts at $1,999 but goes up to $2,899 when configured with the M1 Max chip and 32GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,499 with the M1 Pro chip and $3,499 with the M1 Max chip.


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