The American tech giant, Apple has unveiled the completely reimagined MacBook Pro powered by the all-new M1 Pro and M1 Max, the first pro chips designed for the Mac.
The two new MacBook Pro models, which run on more powerful in-house chips, underscore Apple’s strategy for setting its devices apart from the rest of the PC industry and furthering its break from previous supplier, Intel.
MacBook Pro, available in 14- and 16-inch models with prices ranging from $1,999 to $6,099, delivers groundbreaking processing, graphics, and machine learning (ML) performance whether running on battery or plugged in, as well as amazing battery life, enabling workflows previously unimaginable on a notebook.
The new MacBook Pro also features a stunning Liquid Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity, a 1080p Face-Time HD camera, and the best audio system in a notebook.
It is also laying out a path for what Apple’s computers will look like when it completes its two-year transition away from Intel chips next year. The chips have helped propel Mac sales, which were up 32 percent to $26 billion in the first nine months of Apple’s fiscal 2021.
Featuring a powerful up-to-10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores, along with an up-to-16-core GPU, M1 Pro delivers up to 70 percent faster CPU performance than M1, and up to 2x faster GPU performance.
Further, it also supports up to 32GB of fast unified memory and has a memory capacity of up to 200GB/s, about three times that of M1. M1 Pro includes a ProRes accelerator in the media engine, allowing for lightning-fast and energy-efficient video processing.
M1 Max, the world’s most powerful chip for a pro notebook, features the same powerful 10-core CPU as M1 Pro and doubles the GPU with up to a massive 32 cores for up to 4x faster GPU performance than M1. It also has up to 400GB/s of memory bandwidth, 2x that of M1 Pro and nearly 6x that of M1 and up to 64GB of fast unified memory.
Having this huge amount of memory available is game-changing for pro workloads, allowing pros to do things that were previously unimaginable on a notebook. 3D artists on the new MacBook Pro can now easily work with extreme geometry and textures in scenes that pro PC laptops can’t even run.