While we were able to see them for the first time in real conditions a little earlier, the release date of the new MacBook Pros has arrived. These should indeed be received by the first customers today, and are also available in the Apple Store.
If stocks are probably de rigueur in stores, it is however unlikely that this is the case online because the shortage is assumed. Indeed, the manufacturer’s site indicates a three to five week delay before being able to deliver its computers. Fortunately, some resellers do not ask to wait so long.
What changes on these MacBook Pros?
The MacBook Pro 2021 have brand new processors, the M1 Pro and M1 Pro Max designed by Apple. These are particularly efficient so that their results have already been praised by the press. The principle is that of SiP (system in package): on the same module, we find not only the graphics card but also the RAM and the CPU. RAM is therefore no longer modular, but offers up to 64 GB against 8 TB of internal storage maximum
The screen has also had the right to an improvement, since it goes from 13.3 to 14.2 inches on the small model and from 16 to 16.2 inches on the larger one. The consequence is the arrival of a notch where the FaceTime HD (1080p) camera is located.
Finally, on the connectivity side, the MagSafe port is back in order to recharge your Mac without the risk of dropping it by tripping over the cable. The SD card slot and HDMI plug dedicated to external monitors are also reborn from their ashes.
Price and availability
MacBook Pro M1 Pro are available from CDiscount, Boulanger, FNAC and Darty. The advantage of these stores is that they have sufficient stock to avoid waiting too long while waiting for a package. To order online, prices are available below. They start at 2,249 euros for the 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro compared to 2,749 euros for the 16-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro.
Note that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 processor is also still available, while the 16-inch from 2019 has been withdrawn from the shelves.