With the release of the latest M1 MacBooks from Apple, other than the newly announced M1 Max and M1 Pro processors, the company has given the new laptops a set of ports that we are excited to see, including MagSafe, HDMI, and a range of ports great for power users.
The two new MacBook Pros have also seen a range of improvements from a modern design, improved display, new chips, and the removal of the touch bar. This is the MacBook we’ve wanted from the beginning!
Apple is known as the company that doesn’t like ports, or that is what we’ve known them for over the last few years. This has changed with the new MacBook Pros, which feature a full-size SD Card reader, an HDMI port, headphone & microphone combo jack, a new MagSafe 3 connector, and three USB-C ports with USB4 and Thunderbolt 4.
XDR MiniLED display
The iPads were the first to receive MiniLED displays, and the new MacBooks are now following suite. Both the 14″ and 16″ feature an XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range) MicroLED display with 1,000 nits sustained brightness and a peak brightness of 1,600 nits.
The display also features Apple’s ProMotion, giving it a refresh rate of 120Hz that adapts to the content on the screen to improve performance and battery life. Above the display, in the new notch a 1080p HD camera joins the party with a wider aperture for improved low-light performance.
M1 Pro and M1 Max
The new M1 Pro features up-to a 10-core CPU, up-to a 16-core GPU with up-to 32GB of unified memory at a rate of up-to 200GB/s. The M1 Max features a 10-core CPU, up-to a 32-core GPU with up-to 64GB of unified memory running at a rate of up-to 400GB/s. This new range of M1 chips will be sure to help Apple excel in the world of ARM and is one of the best things the company has going for it.
Apple has gotten rid of the touch bar and replaced it with the standard full height function key row. The keyboard still features the fingerprint scanner and includes shortcuts for do not disturb, Siri, dictation, and spotlight search.
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