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Poll: *** The official 2021 Macbook Pro thread (it has an SD slot and everything!) ***

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Rilot, 18 Oct 2021.

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Will you be buying a new MacBook Pro

  1. Yes, 14"

    34 vote(s)
    29.6%
  2. Yes, 16"

    23 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. No

    58 vote(s)
    50.4%
  1. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,000

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Official thread for the new 2021 14" and 16" Macbook Pros.

    New Macbook Pros for 2021 with M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs.

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    The highlights:

    Up to 10 CPU cores (8 x performance and 2 x efficiency)
    Up to 32 GPU cores (M1 Max only)
    Up to 64GB RAM
    Up to 8TB SSD
    It has ports; SD, thunderbolt, MagSafe

    Two sizes - 14" and 16" both with mini LED 120Hz ProMotion displays.

    Touchbar is GONE

    14" base configuration is £1899 with the following spec:
    8 core CPU
    14 core GPU
    16GB RAM
    512GB SSD

    Rising to £5799 with the following spec:
    10 core CPU
    32 core GPU
    64GB RAM
    8TB SSD

    16" base configuration is £2399 with the following spec:
    10 core CPU
    16 core GPU
    16GB RAM
    512GB SSD

    Rising to £5899 with the same spec as the top 14"
     
    Last edited: 18 Oct 2021
  2. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 38,955

    Location: Herts

    Oh come on bro, needs screenshots and details!

    And a poll!
     
  3. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,000

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Hold on. I'm going as fast as I can.
     
  4. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,699

    Location: In the radio shack

    Fantastic thread title :D
     
  5. ChrisD.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

    Posts: 27,088

    I should hopefully be getting one from work next August. It'll be close to top spec 16".
     
  6. chanjy

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 4,971

    I actually ordered without seeing how the MagSafe works. Hopefully you can still use USB PD as well as that’s much easier when travelling with a bunch of other stuff that also uses USB-C
     
  7. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,000

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    The thing I'm most looking forward to is MagSafe. I've been using a USB-C magnetic dongle thingie on my 13" to replicate it but that takes me down to a single USB-C port available.
     
  8. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,000

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Yes, you can.
     
  9. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,485

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Typing on a MBP with Touch Bar, the infamous dodgy keyboard and no MagSafe.

    This thing will be collectible :p lol
     
  10. wildest_jjk

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Jun 2011

    Posts: 2,730

    Will I ever be able to play mainstream games on them? If I could then I would buy one in an instant :(

    The new Macbooks are very impressive.
     
  11. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,485

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Got to wait for benchmarks, but if the Max is as good as they claim....I suspect it might be okay at medium settings for HD at 30fps? Which considering this will be running Steam, through Rosetta translating.
     
  12. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 38,955

    Location: Herts

    I’ll order once I’ve seen reviews over the next few weeks, likely be the Max with 64gb
     
  13. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,383

    Will the top model run Far Cry on max settings?
     
  14. chanjy

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Dec 2003

    Posts: 4,971

    It's crazy how they are bigging up what are essentially their failures.

    "We've introduced function keys because they are popular with pros!" - yes, only because you messed up removing them in the first place :D

    Same for HDMI, SD card, Magsafe...
     
  15. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,485

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Pretty much, I have the one that nobody wants!
     
  16. HACO

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Oct 2009

    Posts: 2,334

    They made it sound like they've done some crazy innovations, they've just cleaned up their own mess.
     
  17. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,000

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    It will be a lot faster than that. The M1 with 8 GPU cores it already at GTX1650 levels of performance.
     
  18. wildest_jjk

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Jun 2011

    Posts: 2,730

    It's the lack of native support that still puts me off but I know that's down to developers. I mean the XSX is doing a great job on the gaming front but it would be nice to play things like New World for instance or games like Warzone etc etc (ignoring rampant cheating right now). There is always that question of will it work.

    I guess this will come with time but like you say the Steam news is a very positive step forward!
     
  19. HACO

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Oct 2009

    Posts: 2,334

    As long as the game is metal the effect of emulation through Rosetta is minimal, assuming it's not some CPU heavy title like CIV. GPU processes through Rosetta is passed down natively, there will be no emulation.
     
  20. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,000

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    Changed my order from a 14" to a 16"
    Decided that the extra screen real-estate is worth the extra.