The Latest MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max Custom Designed Chips Announced

Apple has just unveiled a completely overhauled MacBook Pro powered by the all-new M1 Pro and M1 Max – the first pro chips designed for the Mac. Available in 14- and 16-inch models, the new MacBook Pro features a stunning Liquid Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and the best audio system in a notebook, according to Apple.

The newcomer also gets Magsafe 3 port, three Thunderbolt 4 inputs, HDMI port, an SDXC card slot, and physical function keys.

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M1 Pro takes the groundbreaking architecture of M1 to a whole new level. 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. M1 Max also offers an enhanced media engine that features two ProRes accelerators for even higher multi-stream performance.

Content creators can now edit up to 30 streams of 4K ProRes video or up to seven streams of 8K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro. And for the first time on any Mac, video editors can grade color in HDR on 8K ProRes 4444 video on battery when they’re miles away from the edit bay.

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Additionally, the latest MacBook Pro offers a stunning Liquid Retina XDR display. Featuring the mini-LED technology used in iPad Pro, the Liquid Retina XDR display delivers up to 1,000 nits of sustained, full-screen brightness, an incredible 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

This Liquid Retina Display also supports P3 wide color gamut along with one billion colors for smoother gradients. ProMotion technology also comes to the Mac on this new display, featuring an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz.

The MagSafe 3, on the other hand, makes connecting a charging cable quick and easy while protecting MacBook Pro. On top of that, you can fast charge the latest MacBook Pro models up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.

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With M1 Pro, users can now connect up to two Pro Display XDRs, and with M1 Max, users can connect up to three Pro Display XDRs and a 4K TV, all at the same time. For wireless connectivity, MacBook Pro also features Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999 whereas the 16-inch base model retails for $2,499 with expected availability from Tuesday, October 26.

[source: Apple]

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