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The New MacBook Pro with new MacOs Monterey

The PC world is exiting right now, with new CPU’s being released, new DDR Slot types, new power horse numbers and the most interesting news, the new Apple MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro has now had its biggest upgrade in several years. Announced its new laptops this Monday (18/10/21) in a 14 and 16-inch size format with the all-new M1 and M1 Max Chips which Apple says are much faster and more than likely will replace the Pro performance laptops power by intel CPUs. Starting at £1,899 for the 14-inch MacBook Pro and the 16-inch model at £2,399. However Apple has not mentioned what they are going to do with the Intel laptops it used to sell – when it comes to battery life, Apple says that the new MacBook Pro gets up to 21 hours of video playback with the 16 inch and 17 hours with the 14 inches, and according to Apple, their new MagSafe 3 can also charge the laptop up to 50% in a half hour.

Now the big question is, is it any better than what Intel is doing? Well according to Apple, their chips are much faster than the previous version of Intel-based laptops. The M1 Max for example has 3.7 times the performance of a Core i7 MacBook Pro, Apple said and the Graphics performance is 13 times faster. Apple also claims that its built-in GPUs are up to four times quicker than the Radeon Pro 5600M in the previous generation MacBook Pro 16-inch Apple also claims that it has updated the microphones and speakers in its laptops, allowing for better recording and that it has six audio speakers, including Dolby Atmos.

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Apple will also bring back its MagSafe charging, SD Card Slot and an HDMI port, they also got rid of the TouchBar but replaced it with its magic keyboard design, the laptop also supports thunderbolt. Also, the M1 Max is much more powerful than the M1 Pro, as Apple built the M1 Max to have a better GPU performance than the M1 or M1 Pro. It has 64GB of memory and has a 32GB core GPU which delivers more performance than a discrete GPU, like those made by Nvidia or AMD, and with 70% less power consumption and Compared to the highest end GPU in a laptop, Apple’s GPU uses 100w less power, and outperforms PC laptops plugged in or on battery making ut by far the most capable MacBook ever built.

The new macOS Monterey

What Macs are compatible with macOS Monterey? Here is a list from Apple:

  • MacBook, early 2016 and later
  • MacBook Air, early 2015 and later
  • MacBook Pro, early 2015 and later
  • Mac Pro, late 2013 and later
  • Mac Mini, late 2014 and later
  • iMac, late 2015 and later
  • iMac Pro, 2017 and later

The Macs you will not be able to upgrade listed is:

  • iMac, mid-and late 2014 and early 2015
  • MacBook Air, mid-2013 and early 2014
  • MacBook Pro, late 2013 and mid-2014
  • MacBook, early 2015

The new macOS Monterey will support Universal Control, allowing a single mouse, trackpad, and keyboard to be used across multiple Mac or iPad devices, but Apple says it won’t be ready until later this autumn. Other new features include AirPlay to Mac, a Safari redesign, a Shortcuts app, spatial audio in FaceTime, and a SharePlay functionality that lets Apple customers watch TV, listen to music, and share their displays.

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