Apple recently took to the stage to announce the new M1 Pro and M1 Max sporting MacBook Pros on Monday, with the laptops seeming like major upgrades over the Intel versions, touting adaptive refresh rate support, multiple ports and powerful chips at the helm.
With every good addition comes a price increase and, to no one’s surprise, this is the case with the new MacBook. The base 14-inch MacBook Pro is set to retail for $1,999, with the 16-inch version starting off at a whopping $2,499.
That being said, you might be wondering as to how expensive a new MacBook can get. Brace yourself, since the numbers are nothing short of surprising.
How Expensive is the Top Spec 16-inch MacBook Pro?
If you wish to purchase the highest-end MacBook Pro, complete with 64GB of unified memory, 8TB storage, 140W USB-C charging and the M1 Max chip, you will have to shell out over $6,000, $6,099 to be exact.
Now, do note that this price tag is without any additional software, with Apple recommending the likes of Logic Pro ($199.99), Final Cut Pro ($299.99) during the checkout procedure, specifically aimed at creators.
If you are one such creator, get ready to shell out around $6,600, which is a pretty big sum for a laptop, but for most creators, this will likely be the laptop to get.
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What Else Do We Know About the New Pro
In case you missed it, the MacBook Pro features a new design and is available in 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch Display Sizes. The new laptop comes with reduced borders and Apple’s iconic notch. Rather than leaving it, the company has brought the Notch from the iPhone series to the MacBook lineup.
The small cutout comes with a 1080p webcam wide wider aperture and a larger image sensor. The menu bar wraps around the camera. The display uses mini-LED Retina XDR technology with 120 Hz ProMotion which is Apple’s fancy name for dynamic refresh rate.
The new redesign also brings more ports for the sake of extended connectivity. The right side features an HDMI port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, and an SD card reader.
The left portion of the computer has MagSafe 3, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a headphone jack. The keyboard comes with a full-height function key row. As previously speculated, the Touch Bar is gone and the entire keyboard area is now black.
In terms of multi-media, the MacBook Pro also features improved studio-quality microphones and speakers with support for Spatial Audio. The 16-inch model features a six-speaker system.
When playing videos, the 14.2-inch model can offer up to 17 hours of battery life. The bigger model, on the other hand, can go up to 21 hours of video playback. Talking about the MagSafe, the standard can get you 50 percent of the charge in 30 minutes.