Apple Unveils Redesigned MacBook Pro With Notch, Added Ports, M1 Pro or M1 Max Chip, and More

Apple today announced its long-awaited major redesign for the MacBook Pro, featuring configurations with the M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chip, an HDMI port and SD card reader, MagSafe charging, a notch, and more.

The MacBook Pro is available in 14.2-inch and 16.2 display sizes. The right side of the machine features a HDMI port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, and an SD card reader, while the left side of the machine features ‌MagSafe‌ 3, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a headphone jack. The MacBook Pro now features ‌MagSafe‌ charging with ‌MagSafe‌ 3.

The MacBook Pro features significantly reduced display borders. The mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display features ProMotion with refresh rates up to 120Hz.

The menu bar now wraps around the camera, which is housed in the notch. The notch contains a 1080p webcam with a wider aperture and a larger image sensor.

The keyboard features a full-height function key row in place of the Touch Bar, and the entire keyboard area is now black.

The MacBook Pro also features improved studio-quality mics and speakers that support Spatial Audio, with the 16-inch model featuring a six-speaker system.

The redesigned MacBook Pro features configurations with two new Apple silicon chips. Apple’s The ‌M1‌ Pro chip is a scaled-up, more powerful variant of the ‌M1‌ chip. The ‌M1‌ Pro chip features a 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, a more capable Media Engine, more Thunderbolt controllers, support for up to 32GB of RAM, and more. The ‌M1‌ Max chip features the same 10-core CPU as the ‌M1‌ Pro, but includes a 32-core GPU with support for up to 64GB of RAM.

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