MacBook Pro 2021

  • Por Sophia Silva
  • 03/11/2021 às 18:09 atualizado em (03/11/2021 às 18:09)
  • 4min de leitura

Apple unveiled during an online event the MacBook Pro 2021 model with 2 different screen sizes: one with 16 inches and the other with 14 inches. The company was already expected to announce the new MacBook Pro and at the same event, the Airpods 3 and HomePod mini speaker were also announced.

The laptops come equipped with a Mini LED display with a notch. The model with the M1 Pro processor can be configured with up to 32 GB of unified memory, while the model with the M1 Max can be configured with up to 64 GB of unified memory.

In addition, they now have HDMI interfaces and an SD card reader, in addition to having a MagSafe connector for power.

The price is quite steep, starting at 1999 USD for the 14-inch model and at 2499 USD for the 16-inch model

Watch the event:

1. Performance

With a performance 70% higher than the previous one, the new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors in the Macbook Pro 2021 have great processing power, with chips that can be configured with 14, 16, or 32 core GPUs. Editing videos will be a breeze!

Performance Macbook Pro 2021

M1 Pro

  • Internal storage starting at 512 GB SSD;
  • Up to 32GB of unified memory;
  • Up to 200 GB/s memory bandwidth;
  • CPU up to 10 cores;
  • Up to 16-core GPU;
  • 16-core neural engine.

M1 Max

  • Internal storage starting at 512 GB SSD;
  • Up to 64GB of unified memory;
  • Up to 400 GB/s memory bandwidth;
  • 10 core CPU;
  • Up to 32 core GPU;
  • 16-core neural engine.

Finally, the new MacBook Pro 2021 has dual fans, which will help a lot in cooling and, consequently, increase the efficiency and lifespan of the new processors.

2. Screen

Firstly, the MacBook Pro now has a smaller size in the 14-inch model, and both it and the 16-inch can be configured with either the M1 Pro chip or the M1 Max chip.

In addition, both models make use of mini LED technology.

The new MacBook Pro 2021 features Liquid Retina XDR screens and for the first time have a notch, like those on the iPhone, which houses the 1080p FaceTime HD camera.

Both screens offer ProMotion adaptive refresh rate technology. This means it is able to change the refresh rate depending on the content you’re using, up to 120Hz, and it should save you battery. Even so, you can choose to use a fixed 60Hz refresh rate, for instance.

Screen Macbook Pro 2021

Likewise, the new MacBook Pro has higher resolution, as shown below:

14 inches:

  • 3024p x 1964p;
  • 5.9 million pixels in total;
  • 254 dpi.

16 inches:

  • 3456p x 2234p
  • 7.7 million pixels in total;
  • 254 dpi.

3. Other news

  • Battery – 2021 models run at 11 hours (14 inches) and 14 hours (16 inches);
  • Unified memory – the Macbook Pro 2021 no longer has RAM. Instead, it uses unified memory, which should speed everything up. They start at 16 GB, going all the way up to 64 GB;
  • Storage – starts with a 512GB SSD, and can be configured with up to 8TB. However, it is not user-upgradable. Even so, you can use an external HDD;
  • MagSafe – to start, the Qi-based wireless charging system is back, though Apple has not abandoned the Thunderbolt (USB-C) ports. Both are available in the new MacBook Pro 2021;
  • New HDMI port and SD card reader – some good news for professional users;

  • Keyboard – The MacBook Pro-Magic Keyboard features a row of function keys the same size as the alphanumeric ones, and includes shortcuts to Spotlight, Siri, Dictation, and Do Not Disturb. Plus, it features a Touch ID with a new tactile circle that helps guide your finger to unlock your Mac quickly, easily, and securely;
  • Spatial Audio – It has a powerful six-speaker system and the help of advanced algorithms, so you can listen to Spatial Audio in music and videos with Dolby Atmos;

Spatial Audio Macbook Pro 2021

  • Camera – has twice the resolution (1080p) and a wider aperture lens to increase light intake, as well as a larger image sensor and more efficient pixels. Likewise, this new camera performs twice as well in low light.

Do you like what’s new in the MacBook Pro 2021?

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