Apple unveils two new MacBook Pros with M1 Pro or M1 Max chips

Apple unveiled two MacBook Pro laptops, a 14-inch and a 16-inch model, that include either a faster M1 Pro or M1 Max chip inside. (Apple)

 

Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops will include a new M1 Pro CPU that has 10 cores and is advertised as 70% faster than the current M1 chip, the company announced on  Monday.

Also out the gate was the M1 Max, a more powerful version of M1 and M1 Pro with 57 billion transistors and a 32-core graphics processor.

Apple’s  new MacBook Pro laptop is priced at $1,999 for the 14-inch model and $2,499 for the 16-inch model. Pre-orders started Monday and the devices will ship next week.

Both models have an HDMI port and a MagSafe magnetic connector, a throwback to older MacBooks.  However, there are three USB-C ports which support the Thunderbolt connection.

Displays on both laptops will come with ProMotion screens that have a higher refresh rate, something that came with the recent iPhone 13.  They use MiniLED tech.

Gone from the new models is that Touch Bar touchscreen seen on earlier models, although a fingerprint sensor is included in the power button.

Both models charge to 50% in 30 minutes, Apple said. The 14-inch model can play video for 14 hours while the 16-inch model can pump out video for 21 hours.  Other specs are found on the Apple website.

Third-gen AirPods with wireless charging were also announced for $179.  They are advertised as having more bass power.  Entry level AirPods are now down to $129.

Apple unveiled four new iPholne 13 models running the A15 Bionic chip on Sept. 14.

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