Just like clockwork, Apple today unveiled an update for its PRO laptops. The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models will include the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that Apple claims are faster than the M1 first gen ARM based chips by almost 40%! The MacBook Pro models will be available for order today and will ship next week.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro uses a 16.2-inch display with a 3456×2234 pixel resolution, and the 14-inch model uses a 14.2-inch display with a 3456×2234 resolution. What is even more awesome is that the M1 Pro has a total of either eight or 10 processor cores, depending on what you pay. Graphics performance is what I am personally more excited about which includes either 14 or 16 GPU cores. That is truly phenomenal. The chip also has a 256-bit memory interface and supports up to 32GB of RAM. The M1 Max offers a 512-bit memory interface, up to 64GB of RAM, and 24 or 32 GPU cores.
The 14-inch model starts at $1,999, which will get you a version of the M1 Pro with an eight-core CPU and 14-core GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. The 16-inch model will start at $2,499, which includes the full version of the M1 Pro, with a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.
Both laptops will also ship with macOS Monterey, which will be available to all Macs that support it on October 25.