MacBook Pro 2021 Out Now: Where To Buy, What's New And More

Apple's brand new MacBook Pros are available to buy now, following a week of pre-orders.

We're here to give you the rundown of everything you need to know, where to buy and more.

Let's dive in!

Order Now! MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) at Amazon

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Where To Order MacBook Pro (2021)

There's a couple of different retailers where you can buy the brand new MacBook Pros...

MacBook Pro 14-inch Pre-Order

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MacBook Pro 16-inch Pre-Order

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How Much Does The MacBook Pro (2021) Cost?

As the new MacBook Pros come in a couple of different variants, their pricing will differ accordingly:

  • 14-Inch: The new MacBook Pro 14-inch has a starting price of £1899/$1999 and is up at £2399/$2499 for the highest-spec out of the box choice but can increase up to £5799/$5899 if configured with all possible upgrades.
  • 16-Inch: The new MacBook Pro 16-inch has a starting price of £2399/$2499 and is up at £3299/$3499 for the highest-spec out of the box choice but can increase up to £5899/$6099 if configured with all possible upgrades.
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When Is The MacBook Pro (2021) Release Date?

The new MacBook Pros are available to purchase now, having launched on 26 October, both in-store and online.

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020) vs. MacBook Pro 14-Inch (2021)

2021's MacBook Pros bring with them some rather interesting differences compared to last year's model:

  • Price: As expected, the new 14-inch MacBook Pro is a little more expensive than its smaller brother, with a starting price of £1899/$1999 compared to the last generation's starting price of £1299/$1299.
  • Design: 2021's MacBook Pros have undergone a rather large change in design with smaller bezels, a camera notch and some different ports including 3x Thunderbolt 4s alongside MagSafe charging, an HDMI port and SD card input.
  • Display: Both new MacBook Pros offer a Mini-LED panel like the 12.9 inch iPad Pro with an average brightness of 1000 nits. The displays also offer Apple's ProMotion tech with its adaptive 120Hz refresh rate.
  • Specifications: The biggest internal change though concerns the introduction of Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max processors that beef up the performance a lot by offering 70% faster performance than M1 and much quicker GPU cores.
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M1 Pro vs. M1 Max

This latest generation of the MacBook Pro has brought with it some notable upgrades including some new processors, and there are some differences between them:

  • GPU Speed: Whilst both the new Apple processors are quicker than the older M1 by some margin, their GPU speeds differ. M1 Pro's GPU is 2x faster than M1, whilst the M1 Max's sits at 4x faster.
  • Core Count: The lowest end MacBook Pro 14-inch offers up an 8 core CPU with a 14-core GPU. Beefier M1 Pro powered laptops offer 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores, whilst the M1 Max brings with it 10 CPU cores and 32 GPU cores.
  • Video Editing Power: Both new chips offer dedicated encoding engines for maximum speed. The M1 Pro features two, whilst the M1 Max has three, two of which are dedicated encoding engines.
  • Multiple Display Support: The M1 Pro can support two external displays whilst the M1 Max offers support for four.
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