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Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pros deliver incredible performance thanks to the latest M1 Pro and Max chips, while the return of certain keys makes them more practical than ever. If you were looking for one but were put off by the price, the 14-inch 1TB model has dropped to a new all-time low on Amazon. You can choose the 1TB M1 Pro model with a 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU and 16GB of RAM for just $2,229or $270 off the regular price.
With a score of 92 on Ploonge, the 2021 MacBook Pros were among the best laptops of the year. This is largely due to the 2nd Gen M1 Pro/Max CPUs that can keep up with and even outperform models powered by Intel and AMD chips, while offering up to 12 hours of battery life. They also offer good GPU performance for content creation and light gaming.
Along with the three Thunderbolt 4 ports you get HDMI, MagSafe power, a headphone jack and an SD card slot. Apple also ditched butterfly keyboards in favor of more reliable ones, adding a high-resolution 1080p Facetime webcam. Finally, the 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display offers 3,024 x 1,964 resolution, up to 1,600 nits of brightness and a 120Hz refresh rate. Some people might not like the screen notch, however, and the lack of memory and upgradable storage are also downsides.
If you don’t need 1TB of storage (Thunderbolt 4 certainly makes upgrading easy), Amazon is also offering a deal on the base 512GB model. Aside from the smaller SSD and a slightly less powerful M1 Pro CPU and GPU (8-core CPU and 14-core GPU), it has similar specs to the 1TB model and is considerably cheaper — only $1,799or $200 off the regular price.
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