Apple’s new MacBook pro laptops were unveiled just three weeks ago, and have been in users’ hands for only two. Having spent a week using one of the 16-in. versions, I can say it represents a huge leap for Apple’s computer platform by tying together all of the elements of the company’s computing vision.
How the MacBook Pro performs: the TL;DR
Performance data confirms Apple’s launch claims; it’s fast.
Battery life and performance mean you can achieve much more with these Macs.
You effectively end up with a reference monitor in your backpack.
You’ll hardly ever hear the fan; these Macs run cool.
Desktop performance on the go that’s as effective in the office as in the field.
An overall triumph of design and execution, from the processor to the OS.
Apple’s move to M-series processors raises the status of its entire Mac fleet.
I’ve been working with the mid-range 16-in. model equipped with an M1 Pro chip that has a 10-core CPU, 16 GPU cores, and 16GB of unified memory. It costs $2,699 (and is available to the same specifications in a 14-in. model for $2,499).