Apple MacBook Pro (2021) Models Launched With Display Notch

Apple has launched new MacBook Pro models with all-new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. Read more to find about Apple MacBook Pro (2021) Price in India, Specifications, Features

Apple MacBook Pro (2021)

The laptop is powered by new Apple silicon (M1 Pro and M1 Max). It is said to differ up to 3.7 times faster performance over Intel’s Core i7 SoC on the existing 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Additionally, the new MacBook Pro models come with a significant update to the existing design (introduced back in October 2016) that includes a display notch. Let’s take a closer look:


ProcessorM1 Pro/ M1 Max
Display14-inch/ 16-inch, Liquid Retina XDR, up to 1,000 nits full-screen brightness, 1,600 nits peak brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, adaptive refresh rate (up to 120Hz)
OSmacOS Monterey
BatteryUp to 17/ 21 hours video playback

The Apple MacBook Pro (2021) series is powered by M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. It comes with a 16-core Neural Engine and up to 64GB of unified memory.

The M1 Pro chip includes up to 10-core CPU along with up to 16-core GPU. On the other hand, the M1 Max, up to 10-core CPU along with up to 32-core GPU.

Also, the M1 Max comes with up to 400GB per second of memory bandwidth (two times that of M1 Pro and almost six times that of M1).

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The M1 Pro chip supports up to two Pro Display XDRs at once. Whereas the M1 Max allows you to connect up to three Pro Display XDRs and a 4K TV simultaneously.

The new M1 Max chip will allow users to edit up to 30 streams of 4K ProRes video or up to seven streams of 8K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro.

While the 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) offers up to 17 hours of video playback on a single charge, the 16-inch counterpart delivers up to 21 hours of video playback.

Apple also claims that photographers will get up to two times longer battery life in Adobe Lightroom Classic when editing images.

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  • Better thermal management
  • macOS Monterey
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • USB Type-C
  • SDXC card slot
  • HDMI port
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Spatial audio support
  • Liquid Retina XDR display
  • mini-LED technology
  • P3 wide color gamut
  • HDR support
  • XDR output
  • Apple ProMotion technology
  • Force Touch trackpad
  • Magic Keyboard
  • MagSafe magnetic charging support

The Apple MacBook Pro (2021) series runs macOS Monterey (optimized for the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips). Connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0 and Wi-Fi 6.

For audio, the new MacBook Pro models sport a six-speaker sound system (two tweeters and four force-canceling woofers) with Dolby Atmos and spatial audio support.

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The new laptops sport a Magic Keyboard that comes with physical function keys and a wider escape key. There is also a Force Touch trackpad.

Also, the Apple MacBook Pro (2021) comes with the MagSafe magnetic charging support (MagSafe 3). You can still use Thunderbolt 4 for charging through a USB Type-C cable.

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Design and Display

The Liquid Retina XDR display uses mini-LED technology that offers up to 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

The display comes with P3 wide color gamut, HDR support, and XDR output. It also offers an adaptive refresh rate of up to 120Hz via Apple’s proprietary ProMotion technology.

Apple MacBook Pro (2021)

The 14-inch variant (3024 x 1964 pixels) features a 14.2-inch active area with a total of 5.9 million pixels. Whereas the 16-inch model (3546 x 2234 pixels) sports a 16.2-inch area with 7.7 million pixels.

The all-new design comes with an SDXC card slot and an HDMI port. The company has removed the Touch Bar.

Additionally, Apple has added a display notch to reduce bezels. It houses a 1080p FaceTime webcam. However, a Face ID is not provided.

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Price and Availability

14-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2021)Rs 1,94,900 (starting)
16-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2021)Rs 2,39,900 (starting)

The Apple MacBook Pro (2021) comes with 14.0 and 16.0-inch display options. It also comes with configure-to-order options (available through the Apple site).

The 14.0-inch model comes with a starting price of Rs 1,94,900 for regular customers. It is also available for education purposes at Rs. 1,75,410.

On the other hand, the 16.0-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2021) price starts at Rs 2,39,900. For education purposes, the company is offering the new laptop at Rs 2,15,910.

Both the MacBook Pro models will be available for purchase from October 26 through the Apple India Online Store.

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