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Apple MacBook Pro 14 and 16 REVIEW


Apple’s new MacBook Pros are loaded with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips and they’re super incredible — the fastest laptops we’ve ever tested in some tasks, with some of the longest battery life we’ve ever seen. Apple’s big bet on moving away from Intel CPUs and AMD GPUs in favor of its own Apple Silicon chips is paying off in meaningful ways, and if you can afford one of these machines, you will be very happy with them. They’re great.

GOOD STUFF

  • Incredible performance
  • Beautiful display

BAD STUFF

  • Expensive

Apple MacBook Pro 16(2021)

GOOD STUFF

  • Incredible performance
  • Incredible battery life for M1 Pro model
  • Beautiful display
  • Our long national Touch Bar nightmare is over

BAD STUFF

  • Expensive

The new MacBook Pro 16 (left) and 14 have bright Mini LED displays that support Apple’s ProMotion 120Hz high refresh rate.

WeWe reviewed three of the new MacBook Pros: a $4,399( about 1.9million Naira)16-inch model with an M1 Max processor with 32 GPU cores, 64GB of RAM, and 2TB of storage; and 16- and 14-inch models with M1 Pros with 16-core GPUs, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage that list for $3,099( about 1.3million naira) and $2,899(1.2million) respectively. These are expensive computers from the jump: even the base model 14-inch starts at $1,999(825,000Naira).