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Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max (MacBook Pro 16 2021 Series)
Processor
Apple M1 Max 10 x - 3.2 GHz, 30 W PL2 / Short Burst, 30 W PL1 / Sustained
Graphics adapter
Memory
65536 MB 
, LPDDR5-6400
Display
16.20 inch 16:10, 3456 x 2234 pixel 254 PPI, Mini-LED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
Apple SSD AP2048R, 2048 GB 
, 1970 GB free
Connections
3 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 3 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.8 x 355.7 x 248.1 ( = 0.66 x 14 x 9.77 in)
Battery
99.6 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Apple macOS 12 Monterey
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 6 Speakers, 3D Audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 140W USB‑C Power Adapter, USB‑C to MagSafe 3 cable, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.2 kg ( = 77.6 oz / 4.85 pounds), Power Supply: 353 g ( = 12.45 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
4769 Euro

 

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Average Score: 90.73% - very good
Average of 13 scores (from 36 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 97%, features: 65%, display: 95% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max

92.5% Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max Laptop Review: Full Performance without Throttling | Notebookcheck
The new MacBook Pro 16 with Apple’s own M1 Max SoC offers plenty of performance and uses a completely new Mini-LED panel with 120 Hz ProMotion technology. We review the high-end model with 32 GPU cores and 64 GB shared memory.
Inside the Apple MacBook Pro 16" (2021) - opening and upgrades
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/26/2021
M1 Max MacBook Pro Review after 1 month: You NEED to KNOW!
Source: Max Tech English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2021
100% Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch & 16-inch (2021) review: M1 puts the Pro back in MacBooks
Source: T3 English
The new MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch are triumphs. They solve just about all of the complaints of the old machines, while pushing the whole world of laptops forward by setting a new standard for performance in this kind of size. At the same time, these MacBook Pros really are for pros. The level of power they offer is so high that I would suggest that most people really should think about sticking with the M1 MacBook Air unless you're expecting to push the GPU to the limit here, or simply must have 32GB of memory. But the screen may well pull you back in, because even amateur photographers or those who watch movies on their laptop will be blown away by the image quality on offer here. If you just want a MacBook Pro because you like to have the greatest laptop, you should think about sticking with the lowest-end version. But for creative pros, the power on offer here is just awesome, and it's more flexible for working on the go than anything else on the market.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
The M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro has a PROBLEM.. or two..
Source: Max Tech English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2021
MacBook Pro 14 & 16 Full Review - 1 Month Later!
Source: The Tech Chap English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2021
Why I RETURNED my 16" M1 Max MacBook after Extensive Tests..
Source: Max Tech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2021
90% MacBook Pro 2021 (16-inch) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The MacBook Pro 2021 (16-inch) is an across-the-board improvement over its predecessor, so if you’ve been considering investing in a 16-inch Pro this is unquestionably the model to buy. With its remarkable battery life, outstanding speed, smartly redesigned chassis and big, beautiful screen, this is a versatile pro laptop that will serve you equally well in work or play. And if you’re willing to pay the price, configuring it with one of Apple’s brawny new M1 Max chips will guarantee you some of the best performance you can buy in a MacBook. But if you look back over our test results you’ll see that in many key areas, the 16-inch Pro with a top-of-the-line M1 Max chip didn’t perform much better than the 14-inch Pro 2021 with an M1 Pro chip. Most of the time we saw nearly the same performance from a roughly $3k 14-inch Pro 2021 as we did from a 16-inch Pro 2021 that costs just over $4k, though the M1 Max did deliver significantly better performance than the M1 Pro in video games and 3DMark.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
14 & 16" MacBook Pro 2021 Review - Laptop REVOLUTION!
Source: Max Tech English
In this review, I'll cover various aspects of the new 14 and 16" MacBook Pros, including the three puzzle pieces that together make them the BEST laptops in the world: Design, Reliability and Performance. I also go through the backstory and how these MacBook Pros came to be, and what ultimately pushed Apple to ditch Intel. Finally, I go through a bunch of performance tests and recommend the models I think you should buy.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2021
M1 Max MacBook Pro Gaming Review: AAA Mac Gaming is HERE
Source: Max Tech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2021
16in MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 2021) review: terribly fast and well built
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
This is the type of work that the MacBook Pro 14in and 16in are made for. And considering the pandemic and working from home, they are exemplary, as you can work anywhere with even the most demanding work, without the need for a desktop computer. Of course, professional machines have an equally professional price. The 2022 16in MacBook Pro costs from £2,399/$2,499, although it its the M1 Max you want you’re looking at £3,399/$3,499 (or, if you are happy to opt for the M1 Max with 24-core GPU option instead, a minimum of £2,999/$3,099). This is a breathtaking sum for an ordinary consumer who surfs, emails and flicks through the Pictures app. But for the professional user who has to render millions of pixels in a virtual 3D landscape or the editor who has to cut a feature film, who can now do it wherever they are, there is nothing to talk about. But damn it is expensive!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2021
95% Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max, late 2021) review: Apple supercharges its flagship laptop
Source: Zdnet.com English
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is expensive, but the top-end M1 Max chip proves that Apple Silicon can genuinely go toe-to-toe with the most powerful mobile workstations available from rival PC manufacturers. It also brings those extra little Apple touches to the table, such as the outstanding Liquid Retina XDR Display for high-end graphics and video work, and the laptop's sleek, slimline design. And, of course, there's the impressive battery life, which really throws down the gauntlet for Apple's Windows rivals. All of this suggests that Apple is finally focusing on the needs of its professional users once more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 95%
16" MacBook Pro (M1 Pro & M1 Max) Review 2021
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Apple has finally released M1 versions of the 16” MacBook Pro for creatives. The 2021 model is available with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, and we tested both for this review so you can see the performance differences. The macOS laptop has a striking 16.2” Mini LED XDR display with 120Hz refresh (aka Pro Motion), Magic Keyboard with Fn row (no more touch bar), Thunderbolt 4, MagSafe 3 fast charging, and the return of HDMI and an SD card slot. It’s available with up to 64GB unified memory, up to 8TB storage and your choice of a 16, 24 or 32 core GPU (we test the 16 and 32 core GPUs). A 100 WHr battery, compact charger and long battery life round up the features. We compare these new 16” models’ performance to the outgoing 2019 model as well as competing Windows laptops like the Razer Blade 15, Dell XPS 15, Surface Laptop Studio and desktop replacement gaming laptops.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2021
95% Apple Macbook Pro 14 And 16 Review: Return To Form
Source: The Verge English
So: those are the new MacBook Pros. They are some of the best laptops we have ever tested, with an unbeatable combination of lightning fast performance and tremendous battery life. And Apple seems to have come back to reality in terms of design — well, apart from that notch. But adding some useful ports and ditching the Touch Bar are just smart, practical choices, and honestly worth the upgrade for many people. So what are the knocks? The biggest one is that these machines are expensive. If you’re an actual pro, the prices are perhaps easy to justify given the performance, but if you’re just doing everyday productivity work, you can get a lot of great laptops for less than the $2,000 starting price of the 14-inch MacBook Pro. And Apple only putting 16GB of RAM in the base models and charging $400 for an upgrade to 32GB is just ridiculous. The other is that Apple is still in the midst of the transition to its own chips, and the software ecosystem isn’t totally there. These machines feel like the future, but parts of that future are still a little bit hazy
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 95%
86% MacBook Pro 2021 review: Apple's M1 Max chip makes a big difference
Source: CNet English
That's the million-dollar question -- or at least the $2,500-and-up question. Every video editor and creative pro I've spoken to is either excited to get or has already preordered one. For that audience, the decision comes down more to screen size and a small, medium or large number of GPU cores. If you're not specifically going to use these new hardware capabilities and just want the latest, coolest MacBook, know that you're making what is essentially a vanity purchase. The plain old $999 MacBook Air, with its own M1 Chip, is still the most universally useful laptop most people can buy. You do, however, lose out on the new 1080p webcam, which is frankly fantastic. We will continue to update this review with additional test scores and analysis, including battery test scores (my initial video streaming battery test ran for 16.5 hours), in the coming weeks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 86%
MacBook Pro 16 M1 Max - 48 Hours Later...
Source: The Tech Chap English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2021
80% Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch (2021, M1 Max)
Source: PC Mag English
So while the improved 16-inch MacBook Pro may be a stunning laptop in isolation, reanimating some of the essentials that Mac-minded pro creatives have been clamoring after for years, it isn’t quite the major leap forward for the MacBook Pro line that the new 14-inch model is. The latter is the clear choice for content creation professionals who need a mobile workstation that ably balances the competing demands of portability, affordability, and power. If you've got the dough, though, and your cutting-edge, high-res 4K or 8K workflow revolves around deskbound work in applications like Final Cut Pro and content employing the ProRes codecs, the M1 Max will bear further investigation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Apple MacBook Pro 2021 review: M1 Max meets retro ports
Source: CNet English
That's the million-dollar question -- or at least the $2,500-and-up question. Every video editor and creative pro I've spoken to is either excited to get or has already preordered one. For that audience, the decision comes down more to screen size and a small, medium or large number of GPU cores. If you're not specifically going to use these new hardware capabilities and just want the latest, coolest MacBook, know that you're making what is essentially a vanity purchase. The plain old $999 MacBook Air, with its own M1 Chip, is still the most universally useful laptop most people can buy. You do, however, lose out on the new 1080p webcam, which is frankly fantastic. We will continue to update this review with additional test scores and analysis, including battery test scores (my initial video streaming battery test ran for 16.5 hours), in the coming weeks.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 86%
92% MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch review (2021): Apple’s mighty Macs
Source: Engadget English
So if you’re in the market for one of these new computers, which should you get? If you’re mostly using it for general productivity tasks, then I’d lean towards the 14-inch model, which was just easier to travel with. It’s a good option for coders and people who may not need a ton of screen real estate. But all of the video and audio producers I’ve talked to were unequivocal: they wanted to go big with the 16-inch model. The biggest downside of the new MacBook Pros are their high prices — but really, what else do you expect from Apple? The 14-inch model, in particular, will probably give you the vapors if you're comparing it to the 13-inch MacBook Pro. But in the world of gaming and high-end productivity notebooks, Apple's pricing isn't that far off. The Razer Blade 14, for example, is just two hundred dollars less than the MacBook Pro 14-inch. Dell's XPS 15 OLED is around $500 cheaper than the cheapest 16-inch MBP, but that's with a CPU that's much slower than Apple's. Once you start speccing that machine up, though, you’ll likely pay close to $2,500.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 92%
MacBook Pro 16 (2021) Review: Apple finally does justice to Pros with the M1 Max
Source: XDA Developers English
To be blunt, the M1 Max MacBook Pro is overkill for the majority of consumers, including me, despite my semi-professional status as a video content maker. This is a machine for real, actual creative professionals who need a lot of horsepower on the regular to churn out their daily work. If your work involves twiddling your thumbs while waiting on your computer to finish its processing task, then there’s a good chance that this MacBook Pro is aimed at making your thumb-twiddling breaks a whole lot shorter. The cherry on top is that you can carry this machine around with fair ease, so you could be making use of all of this horsepower while at a hotel, on-site at some event, in a cafe, waiting at the airport lounge, or docked in your office or home. The Apple MacBook Pro (2021) puts the Pro back into Apple’s laptop lineup, and it goes beyond the lip service. If you are not a creative professional, if your main laptop use case is just to type words, surf the web, and watch YouTube videos, then buying this machine with M1 Max
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch review (2021): Apple’s mighty Macs
Source: Engadget English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro Chips Explained: SoC Deep Dive!
Source: Max Tech English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2021
M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide: Watch BEFORE You Buy!
Source: Max Tech English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2021
NEW MacBook Pro 14 & 16 Reaction - Which Should You Buy?
Source: The Tech Chap English
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2021
M1 Pro/Max 14 & 16" MacBook Pros: What you NEED to know!
Source: Max Tech English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2021
NEW M1 Max/Pro MacBook Pros: What Apple DIDN'T Tell You!
Source: Max Tech English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/19/2021

Foreign Reviews

Neues Display, starke CPU und etwas Altbewährtes
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max so schnell und leise ist es wirklich
Source: Mac Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2021
Warum ihr vielleicht warten solltet
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2021
93% MacBook Pro (2021), análisis: lo más impresionante es justo lo que no se ve
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 98% display: 98% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 93%
MacBook Pro M1 Pro / M1 Max, análisis: sueños cumplidos
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Very long battery life; powerful hardware; high performance; excellent display. Negative: Expensive.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2021
90% MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Max, recensione. La potenza di un Mac Pro nello zaino
Source: DDay IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% workmanship: 80%
MacBook Pro 16” con M1 Max, prime impressioni. Cucito su misura per chi vuole il massimo
Source: DDay IT Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high performance; long battery life; good cooling and silent system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2021
100% Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch 2021) - Krachtige laptop voor professionals
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Apple MacBook Pro 2021 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; beautiful display; good webcam; premium design. Negative: Short battery life.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2021
80% Test MacBook Pro 2021 16 pouces : une machine taillée pour les professionnels de la création
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Обзор ноутбука Apple MacBook Pro 16” на базе M1 Max
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; good connectivity; excellent display; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2002

Comment

Apple M1 Max 32-Core GPU: Integrated graphics card offering 32 cores (4096 ALUs) designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M1 Max SoC. The theoretical performance is 10.6 Teraflops and it can use the 32 or 64 GB or unified memory.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


M1 Max: System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that integrates a processor (ten 64 Bit cores, 8 performance and 2 power saving cores) and a 24 or 32-core GPU. The integrated memory controller connects the 32 or 64 GB LPDDR5 unified memory with up to 400 GB/s (512 bit bus).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.20":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).


90.73%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-11-16 (Update: 2021-11-16)