Apple revealed the 16-inches MacBook Pro 2021 on October 18 in an Apple event along with MacBook Pro 14 inches. The MacBook Pro 16” features the mini-LED displays as the 12.9 inches iPad Pro 2021. The laptop can be configured with the new powerful chipsets- M1 Pro and M1 Max.
The huge display and powerful processor can handle all the tough work one may have to do in the MacBook. Furthermore, Apple has made some more upgrades in terms of display, camera, and battery.
Let’s get to know more about the MacBook Pro 16” 2021.
MacBook Pro 16”- Specifications
|Dimensions||14 x 9.8 x 0.7 inches|
|Display||16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR, 120Hz, 10-Bit, Mini LED|
|Resolution||3456 x 2244 pixels|
|Chipset||M1 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU) | M1 Max (10-core CPU, 32-core GPU)|
|RAM||32GB – 64GB|
|Storage||512GB to 8TB|
|Ports||Thunderbolt 4 (x3), HDMI, MagSafe 3, headphone jack, SD memory card slot|
|Camera||1080p FaceTime HD camera|
|Connectivity||802.11ax Wi-fi 6,Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery Life||Up to 14 hours of web surfing over Wi-fi|
|Color options||Silver and Space Grey|
MacBook Pro 16”- Overview
Design-wise, Apple has made many changes in the MacBook Pro 16 2021 compared to its predecessor. Apple claims to have reduced the size bezels by 20% and the top bezel by around 60%. Moreover, you can see an iPhone-like notch at the top center of the display that houses the camera.
With the 100% recycled aluminum chassis, the device provides better airflow than its predecessor. And you can see that Apple has removed the Touch Bar that was previously atop the keyboard. Apple replaced the touch bar with traditional function keys making the keyboard minimalistic.
Moving on to the ports of the MacBook, the device features a new MagSafe 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports (that also support DisplayPort), 1 HDMI port, an SDXC card slot, a USB-C power adapter, and a headphone jack.
However, Apple will be providing the MacBook Pro 16 in only two colors- Silver and Space Grey, like the new MacBook Pro 14.
As the rumors and predictions, Apple mounted the MacBook Pro 16” with its new Liquid Retina XDR display with the mini-LED display technology previously used in the 12.9-inches iPad Pro 2021.
The display has a resolution of 3456 x 2234 pixels along with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Furthermore, the display features 1,000 nits of sustained brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness alongside a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. The astounding display backed up with the powerful performance, from minor edits to heavy video editing can be done in the MacBook Pro 16”.
Apple has introduced new chipsets M1 Pro and M1 Max. The pro version is the ultimate successor of the powerful M1 chipset. So, undoubtedly, the M1 Pro chipset is more powerful than its predecessor. Nonetheless, the M1 Max with its performance can surpass the Pro chipset much easily.M1 Pro has a 10-core CPU with 8 efficiency cores and 2 efficiency cores along with a 16-core GPU and a 16-core Neural Engine. Similarly, the M1 Max comprises of same 10-core CPU but with a 32-core GPU and with twice the memory bandwidth of the M1 Pro. The 16” MacBook Pro, with its 2 Video encode engines and 2 ProRes encode/decode engines, are a beast in video editing. And if graphics are crucial for you, the MacBook Pro 16” is the one. Furthermore, the device can support two external XDR monitors on M1 Pro, while it can support 3 external XDR monitors on M1 Max.
Battery & Webcam
Apple has upgraded the camera to 1080pixels embedded in the notch at the top of the laptop. As the camera is built into the Apple iMac 2021, it delivers clear, crisp, vibrant images and video quality. MacBook Pro 16” features a 100wh battery that can last about 21 hours of video playback (as per the advertisements). The devices have an improved power efficiency in the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets that will give better performance consuming less power.
MacBook Pro 16”- Price in Nepal and Availability
MacBook Pro 16″ is now officially available in Nepal. The official starting price of the Macbook Pro 16″ is Rs.380,000 for a 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and reaches till Rs. 530,000 for M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32/1TB variant.
|Apple MacBook Pro 16”||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Official)|
|M1 Pro SoC|
|10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD||$2,499||Rs.380,000|
|10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD||$2,699||Rs.410,000|
|M1 Max SoC|
|M1 Max, 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32/1TB||$3499||Rs.530,000|