MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 with new processors released

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Apple is calling the event 'Unleashed' and its expected that they would be demonstrating the true power of their new silicon which they introduced in the lower end MacBooks. Calling them lower end would not be accurate given how they outperformed the beefier Intel processors. So much so that Intel went scrambling in desperation to release a series of ads showing how non-apple laptops are better, not once comparing the actual performance of Intel vs Apple silicon.

The MacBook Pro laptops are also supposed to redesigned around the new processors which are extremely energy efficient thus leading to a more compact design. The screen bezels are supposed to even thinner than they are in the 16" MacBook Pro and introduce a new MacBook screen size of 14" instead of the regular 13" size. The displays are expected to be mini LED with higher resolutions.

The base models on the new processor, to be called M1X or M2, are supposed to start with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. The processors themselves will get a bump up from 4 performance cores to 10 performance cores and 16 graphic cores from the 8 graphic cores. The cores are expected to run at a higher frequency. No wonder the event is being called Unleashed and Intel is scared out of their wits.

There are also rumours that the Touch Bar will go away in favor of regular function keys and we will have more variety of ports than just USBC ports currently available. A return to MagSafe charging is also expected.

All this however will likely cost 1,74,000 for the starting model here in India and would price it way out of reach for most of us.

Personally I would prefer that they introduce the redesigned chassis in the current base MacBook Pro model and take it from 13" to 14" with the current M1 processor in the market. I would happily take that model with a 16GB RAM option to replace my ageing MacBook 12. Had been saving every month for past 2 years for this day.
 
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The rumour is that it may be $100-200 more at the starting range, which may be worth it for the upgrades. They could of course still decide to maintain the current pricing by phasing out the current models but will only know tomorrow if Apple is going to be aggressive with the pricing or not to make inroads into the market.
 

Nalin

Skilled
I do not expect the price to go beyond 1.5L for base model. Rumours are that both 14 and 16 inch models will have same base price and it will be upto user if he wants portability or not. This will certainly sell like hot cakes even at that price, I can bet on that.
 

ibose

Adept
I somehow managed to resist getting the M1 Air in the recent sale with a view to get the new Pro from US hoping I can snag a good deal during Black Friday.. let's see although I have doubts they would put it for any sale then
 

princeoo7

On a Journey called Life :P
Skilled
I told someone not to go for the m1 pro version 2 weeks back and wait for the 14 or 16 inch version. hope they have not ordered the laptops :p
 

princeoo7

On a Journey called Life :P
Skilled
14inch 2k USD and 16inch 2.5k USD for the base models. what will be the price in india ?
1.50Lac to 2Lacs ?
my bad
the prices are more than what I thought...
 

princeoo7

On a Journey called Life :P
Skilled
1) 14 inch 8 core ₹194900 for M1 PRO base model
2) 14 inch 10 core ₹214900 for M1 PRO base model
3) 14th inch top model with 32 gig ram @ ₹299900
Alright, off to buy the M1 MacBook Air with 16GB RAM. 2Lakhs for a laptop, as awesome as it is. No thanks.

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1.5Lacs for the base was some what aggredable. but this is insane. and we are not even in the 16 inch category yet :p
 

princeoo7

On a Journey called Life :P
Skilled
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3.30 Lac for top model. DAAAAAAAM !
I think I am better with an hackintosh for few years and in that time I will save for the lastest Macbook PRO then :p
companies will get the 13inch M1 Macbook pro I think now which makes more sense after this blizzzzzzzzzaaaaaaaad of price tag for the developers.
 

Ebil

Disciple
lmao that price for a arm based cpu... imagine being apple.. yeah not me.
wait omg is that a hdmi port i see? damn apple finally caught up
 

y2s

Disciple
For those looking to purchase - stick to base models. You don't want a 3 lakh paperweight after 1 year. I am pretty sure these models will be even harder to fix along with being easier to break. I however might be interested if this can be a true desktop replacement. Will wait for reviews on this one.

M1 Air looking like a great deal for now.
 

princeoo7

On a Journey called Life :P
Skilled
When your laptop EMI is more than your home loan EMI...
this is so true :arghh:
For those looking to purchase - stick to base models. You don't want a 3 lakh paperweight after 1 year. I am pretty sure these models will be even harder to fix along with being easier to break. I however might be interested if this can be a true desktop replacement. Will wait for reviews on this one.

M1 Air looking like a great deal for now.
at max M1 Air with 16gb ram show work for everyone. don't know what the PRO version does differently ...
 
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