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8 Big Features On Apple’s New MacBook Pro Models (With M1 Pro, M1 Max)

New high-performance Apple Silicon processors, higher RAM, larger display options, physical function keys and more ports are among the updates in Apple’s redesign of the MacBook Pro.

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Price and Availability

Pre-orders for Apple’s new MacBook Pro models start today, with shipping for the notebooks to begin on Oct. 26, Apple said.

With the larger displays, improved performance and battery life, and array of other updates, Apple is also increasing the starting prices for both of the new MacBook Pro models by $200 compared to predecessor models.

The 14.2-inch MacBook Pro will have a starting price of $1,999. That’s for a model with the M1 Pro chip featuring an eight-core CPU and 14-core GPU, and configured with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. By comparison, the preceding 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with Intel processors originally had a starting price of $1,799, for a model with a 10th-gen Core i5 processor.

The new 16.2-inch MacBook Pro, meanwhile, will start at $2,499. That pricing gets you a model with the M1 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU), 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The previous 16-inch MacBook Pro had started at $2,399, for a model with a six-core Intel Core i7 processor from Intel’s ninth generation.

Due to the wide array of processor and RAM configurations available, pricing will vary significantly for the new MacBook Pro models. Pricing for a new 14.2-inch model with the M1 Max chip jumps up to $2,899, though that automatically expands the included RAM to 32 GB. That pricing also is for the M1 Max chip with 24-core GPU; getting the full 32-core GPU chip increases the price another $200 to $3,099.

The 16.2-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max starts at $3,099 for the 24-core GPU variant, and at $3,299 for the 32-core GPU variant.

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