Apple launched the MacBook Pro at the Unleashed Apple event on October 18. The new MacBook Pro comes with an all-new design with a notch at the top of the display. Apple has also added more ports, including an SD card port. While these additions are great, the highlight feature of the new MacBook Pros is the performance unit. Apple introduced the M1 Pro and M1 Max chip, which power both the 14” and 16” models. The company claimed that the new chip offers up to 70 per cent improved CPU performance and up to 4x better GPU performance compared to M1. Hours after the launch, Apple’s new M1 Max chip has visited the Geekbench website.
The Geekbench listing reveals that Apple’s top-end M1 chip scores 1749 in single-core test. The chip takes a massive leap in Geekbench’s multi-core performance test by scoring 11,542. This is double the score of the M1 chip, which is found on the outgoing 13-inch MacBook Pro. A report by MacRumors further reveals that the M1 Max outperforms all Mac chips, except for the Mac Pro and iMac models featuring Intel’s high-end 16 to 24-core Xeon chips.
The new M1 Max chip comes with support for 64GB of unified memory and delivers up to 400GB/s of memory bandwidth. The 5nm chip has 57 billion transistors under the hood, which is 70 per cent more than M1 Pro and 3.5x more than M1.
MacBook Pro specs
As mentioned above, the new MacBook comes in two screen sizes – 14.2” and 16.2”. The new laptops feature three USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SD card slot and an HDMI port. They also come with MagSafe 3 charging and an improved 3.5mm headphone jack. The display has a notch at the top that houses the improved 1080p camera.
Apple claims that the new 14-inch Pro model offers up to 17 hours of video playback, which is seven additional hours, while the 16-inch model gets up to a remarkable 21 hours of video playback, which is 10 additional hours — the longest battery life ever on a Mac notebook. It also supports fast charging, claiming to top-up 50 per cent of the battery within 30-minutes.
Users can choose to purchase either model with the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip in India. The new 14” model price in India starts at Rs 1,94,900, whereas the 16” model’s price starts at Rs 2,39,900.
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