Apple revealed new MacBook Pro models in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes earlier this week, and we’ve since confirmed some additional data regarding the laptops.
According to Apple, 16-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the M1 Max CPU now have a new High Power Mode that boosts performance for heavy, long-term workloads. Other models do not have a High Power Mode.
According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro displays, like the Pro Display XDR, have a peak brightness of 500 nits for standard aka SDR material. The stated 1,600 nits of peak full-screen brightness on the new MacBook Pro is just for HDR content.
Customers adore the experience of using Touch ID on the Mac for everything from unlocking their Mac to filling in passwords online, changing accounts, and making secure purchases with Apple Pay, but Apple has mentioned nothing about its plans for Face ID on Mac, which is predictable.
According to Apple, the SD card reader in the new MacBook models allows data transfer rates of up to 250MB/s with the latest UHS-II SD cards and up to 90MB/s with UHS-I SD cards.
The new MacBook Pro models, like older Macs with Apple silicon, do not allow external GPUs (eGPUs). Apple claims that the new M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs include the most powerful GPUs it has ever produced, as well as vast quantities of unified memory that enable whole new workflows.
According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro models have the same trackpad as previous-generation devices.
Apple stated it is investing in dedicated ProRes hardware in its silicon to improve quality, performance, and power efficiency for pro video processes across its platforms.
The new MacBook Pro versions have been available for pre-order since Monday and will begin shipping to consumers on Tuesday, October 26. The 14-inch model costs $1,999, while the 16-inch variant costs $2,499, according to the manufacturer.