Review: The new 16-in. MacBook Pro is Apple to the core

Review: The new 16-in. MacBook Pro is Apple to the core

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.

Astonishing performance

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).

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