MacBook Pro with M1 Pro/Max: Apple brings back extreme performance and more connections

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The new MacBook Pro in 14.2 and 16.2 inches with the M1 Pro and M1 Max are the first notebooks to be upgraded from last year's M1. Twice as many performance cores meet clearly drilled graphics units. There are also more RAM and SSD options, more connections, MagSafe and mini-LED displays with 120 Hz.

So far, Apple has not been there Silicon for professionals

The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in 13.3 & quot; With only two Thunderbolt connections, Apple had already switched to its own SoCs with the M1, but Intel was still available in the MacBook Pro 13.3 & quot; with four Thunderbolt ports and in the MacBook Pro 16 & quot; for use. So far, Apple did not have the right chips to deliver the necessary performance in this segment. The M1 lacked additional CPU cores, a stronger graphics unit and expansion stages for RAM and SSD. The M1 could be ordered with a maximum of 16 GB RAM and 2 TB SSDs, but more is required in the professional segment. The new M1 Pro and M1 Max now remove these restrictions.

Up to 10-core CPU for the M1 Pro

While the M1 previously had 4 performance and 4 efficiency cores, the new M1 Pro has up to 8 performance and 2 efficiency cores. Apple has also tripled the memory bandwidth to 200 GB/s and doubled the maximum amount of memory supported to 32 GB according to the newer LPDDR5 standard. The up to 7.4 GB/s fast SSDs can be selected with up to 8 TB. The new CPU is supported by a GPU doubled from 8 to 16 cores, which has up to 2,048 execution units and a performance of up to 5.2 TFLOPS. The M1 Pro also offers a new media engine for hardware-accelerated decoding and encoding of H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW. There is a decoding and an encoding engine as well as a ProRes encoding and decoding engine. The M1 Pro comes from the 5-nm production and has 33.7 billion transistors.

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M1 Pro/Max CPU Performance vs. Power

Small variant with 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU

A smaller version of the M1 Pro with only 8 CPU and 14 GPU cores was not mentioned in the stream, but which does not match the technical data of the MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; can be found. This chip is thanks to the binning of the SoCs, as not every M1 Pro has the quality for full expansion. Instead of not using these chips, Apple uses them in the smallest base model. The manufacturer takes a similar approach in the MacBook Air with the M1, which is offered in configurations with 7 and 8 core GPUs.

M1 Max as a graphic monster with up to 32 cores

But Apple doesn't stop there with the M1 Pro. Above the M1 Pro, the company positions the M1 Max with 57 billion transistors from 5 nm production. The CPU is the same as the full configuration of the M1 Pro, but the additional die area flows into a GPU that has been doubled to up to 32 cores with up to 4,096 execution units and up to 10.4 TFLOPS. The memory bandwidth of the chip is at 400 GB/s six times the level of the M1 and up to 64 instead of 32 GB LPDDR5 come next to the die. The media engine, which in the M1 Max still has one decoding, but two encoding and two ProRes encoding and decoding engines, was also drilled out further.

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M1 Max GPU Performance vs. Power
GPU configuration with only 24 cores

Similar to the M1 Pro, smaller models of the M1 Max were not mentioned in the stream. Apple always offers the more powerful SoC with the same CPU, but differentiates between the GPUs with 24 and 32 cores.

Much more power than with Intel CPUs and AMD GPUs

The new chips are used in the completely new 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch MacBook Pro. There the chips in the notebook with 14.2 inches deliver up to 3.7 times the CPU performance with the M1 Pro and M1 Max as well as up to 9 and 13 times the graphics performance with the M1 Pro and the last installed Intel Core i7 M1 Max. For the MacBook Pro with 16.2 inches, Apple names twice the CPU performance with the M1 Pro and M1 Max compared to the last installed Intel Core i9. The last maximum offered AMD Radeon Pro 5600 with 4 GB HBM2 beats the M1 Pro with up to 2.5 times and the M1 Max with up to 4 times the graphics performance. The new Apple Silicon has to be actively cooled with two fans in both MacBook Pros.

Apple is bringing back known connections

The rumors that Apple will bring back the ports they are familiar with from older notebooks have come true after even the most expensive configurations had to get along with a maximum of four Thunderbolt ports, which annoyed many professionals. Both new MacBook Pro are equipped with 3 × Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, SDXC card reader, 3.5 mm jack and third generation MagSafe.

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MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)

Liquid Retina XDR display with mini-LED and 120 Hz

Also new are the screens, which now have significantly narrower edges all around and therefore a notch at the top for the new Full HD camera with a larger sensor and aperture f/2.0 – but Face ID is not available despite the notch, on the top right of the new keyboard Without a Touch Bar, there is still Touch ID for logging in under macOS. The new screen sizes and resolutions are 14.2 inches with 3,024 × 1,964 pixels and 16.2 inches with 3,456 × 2,234 pixels. The mini-LED backlight with 10,000 mini-LEDs, which is already known from the large iPad Pro, has made its way, providing 1,000 cd/m² of permanent maximum brightness and selectively up to 1,600 cd/m². The high brightness values ​​are particularly suitable for HDR reproduction in the extended color space with more than 1 billion colors.

Six loudspeakers for spatial audio

To match the new visual output, there are revised features in the acoustics area. The notebooks are equipped with new “studio quality” microphones as well as six loudspeakers, which should deliver spatial sound, especially in combination with Dolby Atmos.

Larger batteries ensure longer running times

Apple accommodates the technology in new cases in the colors silver and space gray, which are made from completely recycled aluminum. Batteries with 70 Wh at 14.2 inches and 100 Wh at 16.2 inches are also installed in the chassis. Although this information is the same for the larger version with the previous model, the 14.2-inch model now has around 12 Wh more than the 13.3-inch model. The battery life is significantly higher than the MacBook Pro with Intel, but shorter than the MacBook Pro with M1.

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MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)
MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; and 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021)

For the 14.2-inch MacBook Pro, Apple names 11 instead of 10 hours for surfing in the browser and 17 instead of 10 hours for movies. The small 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with an M1 manages 17 and 20 hours, respectively, in these disciplines. In the large MacBook Pro with 16.2 inches, the battery provides a runtime of 14 instead of 11 hours for surfing and 21 instead of 11 hours for movies. The charging process takes place via MagSafe or optionally via Thunderbolt, as was the case with the previous models. Depending on the notebook configuration, power supplies of different strengths are included (see table), but only the strongest versions in the 14.2-inch model and all power supplies in the 16.2-inch model are designed for fast charging. For the version with the trimmed M1 Pro there is an optional stronger power supply for an extra charge.

Pre-order from 2,249 euros and from 2,749 euros

Both new MacBook Pros can now be pre-ordered from Apple and will be delivered to customers on Tuesday, October 26th. The MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; Zoll starts from 2,249 euros with the trimmed M1 Pro, with a full M1 Pro it is from 2,749 euros. The MacBook Pro 16.2 & quot; is at least 2,749 euros with the M1 Pro and 3,849 euros with the M1 Max. Both new MacBook Pro can be easily configured to 6,000 euros and more, depending on the SoC, graphics unit, RAM and SSD.

Technical data of the MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; in comparison

MacBook Pro 14.2 & quot; (Late 2021) MacBook Pro 13.3 & quot; (Late 2020) MacBook Pro 13.3 & quot; (Mid 2020) CPU M1 Pro: 6 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency
(M1 Pro: 8 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency)
(M1 Max: 8 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency) M1 Pro: 8 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency
(M1 Max: 8 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency) M1: 4 × Performance, 4 × Efficiency Intel Core i5-1038NG7
(Intel Core i7-1068NG7) GPU M1 Pro: Apple 14 -Core
(M1 Pro: Apple 16-Core)
(M1 Max: Apple 24-Core)
(M1 Max: Apple 32-Core) M1 Pro: Apple 16-Core
(M1 Max: Apple 24-Core)
(M1 Max: Apple 32- Core) Apple 8-Core Intel Iris Plus Graphics RAM 16 GB LPDDR5
(32 GB for M1 Pro and M1 Max)
(64 GB only for M1 Max) 8 GB LPDDR4X-4266
(16 GB) 16 GB LPDDR4X-3733
(32 GB) SSD 512 GB
(1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB, 8 TB) 1 TB
(2 TB, 4 TB, 8 TB) 256 GB
(512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB) 512 GB
(1 TB, 2 TB) 512 GB
(1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB) 1 TB
(2 TB, 4 TB) Display 14.2 “, 3,024 × 1,964, 254 ppi, 120 Hz, mini-LED, 1,000 nits, 1,600 nits peak, P3, True Tone 13.3”, 2,560 × 1,600, 227 ppi, 60 Hz, 500 nits, P3, True Tone connections 3 × Thunderbolt 4, 1 × HDMI, 1 × 3.5 mm jack, 1 × SDXC card reader, 1 × MagSafe 3, 2 × Thunderbolt/USB 4, 1 × 3 , 5 mm jack 4 × Thunderbolt 3, 1 × 3.5 mm jack Wireless cablesConnectivity Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0 battery 70.0 Wh, 11 hours of surfing, 17 hours of films, 67 watts USB-C power supply for the M1 Pro with 8-core CPU, 96 watts USB-C power supply for M1 Pro with 10-core CPU and M1 Max 58.2 Wh, 17 hours of surfing, 20 hours of films, 61 watt USB-C power supply 58.0 Wh, 10 hours of surfing, 10 Std. Films, 61 watt USB-C power supply Cameras 1080p FaceTime HD 720p FaceTime HD Other features Touch ID Touch Bar, Touch ID Dimensions
(W × D × H) 31.26 × 22.12 × 1.55 cm 30.41 × 21.24 × 1.56 cm Weight 1.6 kg 1.4 kg Colors silver, space gray Price from 2,249 euros from 2,749 euros from 1,449 euros from 1,679 euros from 2,129 euros from 2,359 euros Optional equipment in brackets

Technical data of the MacBook Pro 16.2 & quot; in comparison

MacBook Pro 16.2 & quot; (Late 2021) MacBook Pro 16 & quot; (Late 2019) CPU M1 Pro: 8 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency
(M1 Max: 8 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency)
(M1 Max: 8 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency) M1 Max: 8 × Performance, 2 × Efficiency Intel Core i7-9750H
(Intel Core i9-9980HK) Intel Core i9-9880H
(Intel Core i9-9980HK) GPU M1 Pro: Apple 16-Core
(M1 Max: Apple 24-Core)
(M1 Max: Apple 32-Core) M1 Max: Apple 32-Core AMD Radeon Pro 5300M/4 GB GDDR6
(AMD Radeon Pro 5500M/4 GB GDDR6)
(AMD Radeon Pro 5500M/8 GB GDDR6)
(AMD Radeon Pro 5600M/8 GB HBM2) AMD Radeon Pro 5500M/4 GB GDDR6
(AMD Radeon Pro 5500M/8 GB GDDR6)
(AMD Radeon Pro 5600M/8 GB HBM2) RAM 16 GB LPDDR5
(32 GB for M1 Pro and M1 Max)
(64 GB only for M1 Max) 32 GB LPDDR5
(64 GB) 16 GB DDR4-2666
(32 GB, 64 GB) SSD 512 GB
(1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB, 8 TB) 1 TB
(2 TB, 4 TB, 8 TB) 512 GB
(1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB, 8 TB) 1 TB
(2 TB, 4 TB, 8 TB) display 16.2 “, 3,456 × 2,234, 254 ppi, 120 Hz, mini-LED, 1,000 nits, 1,600 nits peak , P3, True Tone 16 & quot ;, 3,072 × 1,920, 226 ppi, 60 Hz, 500 nits, P3, True Tone Connections 3 × Thunderbolt 4, 1 × HDMI, 1 × 3.5 mm jack, 1 × SDXC card reader , 1 × MagSafe 3 4 × Thunderbolt 3, 1 × 3.5 mm jack Wireless
connectivity Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0 battery 100.0 Wh, 14 hours of surfing, 21 Hours of films, 140 watt USB-C power supply 100.0 Wh, 11 hours of surfing, 11 hours of films, 96 watt USB-C power supply cameras 1080p FaceTime HD 720p FaceTime HD Other features Touch ID Touch Bar, Touch ID dimensions
(W × D × H) 35.57 × 24.81 × 1.68 cm 35.79 × 24.59 × 1.62 cm Weight 2.1 kg with M1 Pro, 2.2 kg with M1 Max 2.0 kg Colors silver, space gray Price from 2,749 euros from 2,979 euros from 3,849 euros from 2,699 euros from 3,199 euros Optional equipment in Klamm ern