MacBook Pro M1 2021: What's New?

The new MacBook Pro M1 from 2021 is here.

The Design:

The 14-inch MacBook Pro has a brand new design, which allows for the bigger fourteen inches (precisely 14.2-inch screen) with only a fractional increase in size. The dimensions are 1.55cm x 31.26cm x 22.12cm as opposed to 1.56cm x 30.41cm x 21.24cm on the M1 13-inch MacBook Pro. The 14-inch MacBook Pro weighs less at 1.6kg instead of 1.4kg.

The keyboard is also distinct because Apple has eliminated Touch Bar. Touch Bar, which the company admitted did not fit the needs of creative professionals in its keynote that announced the new device. Instead, functional keys with physical functions and a broader escape keyboard replace Touch Bar, "bringing back the familiar, tactile feel of mechanical keys that pro users love," according to how Apple stated in its announcement.

Another change that you will notice on both sides of the MacBook Pro is the addition of several ports. After many years of Apple taking ports away to reduce the size of Macs, It appears that Apple has recognized that ports could be more important to consumers than slim laptops. So, in the end, we now have three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SDXC card slot as well as an HDMI port, and a new headphone jack that can be used with high-impedance headphones.

Also, we will see the revival of MagSafe. MagSafe 3 has a new design and incorporates greater power into the system. This means fast charging comes into the Mac in the very first instance. Apple claims that you can recharge up to 50 percent in only 30 minutes.

A final thing to mention, even though it isn't a port as such: the latest MacBook Pro models offer Wi-Fi 6 as well as Bluetooth 5.0.


The good news is that you'll be able to order the 14-inch MacBook Pro now, but shipping will begin on Tuesday, October 26. There are two 14-inch MacBook Pro models: The base is an 8-Core CPU. The other is a 14-Core GPU model that has 16GB RAM with 512GB storage.

  • In the US, the 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999, which is $200 more expensive than its predecessor.
  • In the UK, the 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at PS1,899, which is $100 more than the previous model.
  • In the US, the 14-inch MacBook Pro costs $2,499, which is an extra $500 over the previous model.
  • For the UK, the 14-inch MacBook Pro costs PS2,399, which is PS500 more than the previous model.
  • The top of the line 14-inch MacBook Pro is the same price as the entry-level 16-inch MacBook Pro model.


We can't talk about Mac design without mentioning the screen, which is the MacBook Pro's most prominent feature. So prepare to be wowed by Apple's claim that this is the greatest laptop display in the world.

It's a Liquid Retina XDR display with an extremely dynamic range. As stated by Apple, the display has a brightness of 1,000 nits and 1,600 nits peak brightness and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Due to which you'll be able to see more details in shadows and get deep blacks and vibrant colors.

The new screen also brings ProMotion to the Mac and iPhone, as seen on the Pro Max, the iPad Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro. Similar to those gadgets, ProMotion offers an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz. This means that it can refresh images up to 120 times per second. Still, it could alter the rate of a refresh to a lesser degree than that when it's not needed, thus extending battery time.

The resolution of the screen on the 14-inch MacBook Pro is 3,024 by 1,964, which means that it provides 5.9 million pixels across what is the 14.2inch of active space. As a result, there are more pixels on the 2021 14inch MacBook Pro than there were on the 2016 16-inch MacBook Pro. (The 16inch model is now offering 7.7 million pixels).


Returning to the top-notch, it's not hiding the Face ID camera. Instead, the notch now comes with a 1080p FaceTime HD camera.

The camera will double the resolution and will greatly improve the performance in low light, and we're pretty certain it will be the same camera as on the M1 and iMac that launched earlier in 2021. This camera system, like the FaceTime camera, uses the M1 Pro and M1 Max's image signal processor (ISP) and Neural Engine to improve video quality while retaining skin's natural tones.


The surprising part of Apple's October presentation had been that, instead of naming the successor to the M1 chip the M1X, as was generally assumed, Apple disclosed that the MacBook Pro will receive two chips: the M1 Pro and the M1 Max. Indeed, anybody who read Mark Gurman's blog a day before the event would not have been surprised because he stated as much, implying that developer logs had referred to new chips as M1 Pro and M1 Max.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro ships as standard with M1 Pro chips, but for those wanting the most powerful processor, it is possible to include M1 Max chips.

Powerful Processor

If you opt for a 14-inch MacBook Pro, you have the choice of either a 10-core or 8-core CPU. It's the same 10-core processor, whether it's an M1 Pro (which is in the standard version) or an M1 Max. Apple states that the M1 Max provides 70 percent more processing power over the M1.

In the 10-core version, there are eight cores with high-performance as well as two high-efficiency cores.

Apple utilizes a five-nanometer technology, which means that it can pack 33.7 billion transistors into the M1 Pro. That's more than double the number of transistors in the M1.

Apple claims that when compared to the most recent 8-core laptop PC chip, the M1 Pro delivers up to 1.7x more processing power and can achieve the PC chip's maximum performance with up to 70% less energy.

Battery life

The M1 Pro and M1 Max provide industry-leading performance per watt as well as incredible power efficiency, as per Apple. This translates to 17 hours of playback of video for the 14-inch MacBook Pro—that's seven more hours than its predecessor. Likewise, the 16-inch MacBook Pro offers 21 hours and 10 more hours than the previous generation.

Apple also says that the 2021 MacBook Pro performs equally well whether it is plugged in or running on battery power.

The company further states that since power consumption is efficiently managed, it produces less heat. The fans are quiet and run less frequently, which means batteries have longer longevity.

And last but not the least, it's time to talk about the ports. Depending on the model, a new MacBook Pro comes with either two or four external ports. There are two USB ports on the new MacBook Air. However, there is just one sort of port on the MacBook: Thunderbolt, which is compatible with USB-C. Two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports are included in a 24-inch iMac, and some models also have two USB-C ports.


And that’s all about the new MacBook Pro 2021.

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