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Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro (MacBook Pro 16 2021 Series)
Processor
Apple M1 Pro 10 x 2.1 - 3.2 GHz, 30 W PL1 / Sustained
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-6400
Display
16.20 inch 16:10, 3456 x 2234 pixel 254 PPI, Liquid Retina XDR, Mini-LED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
Apple SSD AP1024R, 1024 GB 
, 947 GB free
Connections
0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 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, 12 Months Warranty
Released
10/25/2021
Weight
2.153 kg ( = 75.94 oz / 4.75 pounds), Power Supply: 353 g ( = 12.45 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
2979 Euro

 

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Average Score: 97.56% - very good
Average of 11 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 97%, features: 63%, display: 93% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 96%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro

93.2% Apple MacBook Pro 16 2021 M1 Pro in Review - The best Multimedia Laptop for Content Creators? | Notebookcheck
We review the new MacBook Pro 16 with Apple’s latest M1 Pro processor in its most powerful version with 16 GPU cores. The Mini-LED panel once again impresses with great pictures just like on the smaller 14-inch model.
[REVIEW] Apple MacBook Pro 14 – top-notch device that has been long-awaited
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/21/2022
100% Apple MacBook Pro 2021 (14 and 16-inch) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The MacBook Pro 2021 is a wonderful, expensive and hard-to-ignore laptop. After a few years of MacBook Pros with hefty sacrifices, this feels like the most complete Apple product I’ve ever reviewed. From the reintroduction of some vital ports to the stunning Mini LED display and the wide array of powerful internals on offer, this is a fantastic machine for all those who are willing to part with the cash. It isn’t for everyone, though – and that’s absolutely fine. For those who want a laptop for word processing, browsing, Netflix and emailing, this machine is overkill; the MacBook Air M1 is far better choice. It also remains a poor choice for gamers, not because of what’s on offer, but due to MacOS. Simply put, this is the best laptop I have ever used.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
What Happened to my Mac? 16" M1 MacBook Pro 3 Months Later
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2022
MacBook Pro 16 Review - M1 Worth The Hype?
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/01/2022
Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max | Upscaled
Source: Engadget English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2022
90% Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) review
Source: Techradar English
The MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) is one of the best laptops creative professionals can buy, thanks to its brilliant performance, stunning screen and long battery life. However, it is large and heavy, which is why the 14-inch MacBook Pro may be a better buy, unless you want the larger screen and longer battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 16in (M1 Pro, 2021) review: Simply phenomena
Source: Expert Reviews English
All told, the performance, display and battery life make the MacBook Pro 16in (2021, M1 Pro) a pretty special laptop. Indeed, there’s no other machine on the market that can match its all-round capabilities. Sure, there are some Windows laptops that have more brute power and many that are better gaming machines. There are many much cheaper laptops that deliver perfectly serviceable levels of power and performance, too. But there are none, however, that manage to deliver the same levels of power and performance of the MacBook Pro 16in combined with the professional display quality – and none come anywhere near on battery life, either. In short, if you’ve always wanted a workhorse laptop that doesn’t short change you when it comes to working on the move, then the MacBook Pro 16in is the laptop for you. It may be expensive, but it is simply phenomenal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple MacBook Pro (2021) review: How Apple says sorry
Source: Digital Trends English
The 2021 MacBook Pro is the pro laptop Mac fans have been waiting five years for. It’s a return to glory for a product that has felt outdated and underpowered for a long time. It has the best speakers, webcam, keyboard, trackpad, display, battery life, and port selection of any laptop I’ve ever tested. That’s a lot to get right in one laptop. Meanwhile, the performance will satisfy those looking for a machine that can keep with their workflows, especially those working in demanding, creative fields.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple MacBook Pro (2021) review: How Apple says sorry
Source: Digital Trends English
It’s not a phrase you’ll hear a company like Apple ever utter. It won’t grovel or ask for forgiveness either. Instead, Apple corrects its errors by putting out a product like the 2021 MacBook Pro. Whether it’s the thickness of the chassis, the Touch Bar, or the ports, the MacBook Pro represents a reversal of nearly every major design decision from the previous generation. And yet, the 2021 MacBook Pro manages to be more than just a referendum on the 2016 MacBook Pro. It’s bold in ways that make it exciting, yet familiar in ways that keep it convenient. You might even call it the best of both worlds — which is exactly what you want in a “pro” laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Review: The new 16-in. MacBook Pro is Apple to the core
Source: Computerworld.com English
If you need this kind of power (or the expansive 16-in. display), the MacBook Pro is a definite must. This model combines all that made its predecessor great, addresses all the criticisms people had, and underpins everything with a chip that performs like no other. And yes, next year’s model will be better again, but this model is already better than what was once seen as best. While I would like for the Apple logo on the lid to light up, I consider this MacBook Pro to be a triumph at every level, from the years of work on the internal processor to the OS and display. Such compromises as do exist (like that notch), really only serve to show how far Apple has knocked this particular ball out the ball park.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2021
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
MacBook Pro 16 (M1 Pro) Review - The Best Laptop of 2021!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
MacBook Pro 16 with M1 Pro Review. Packed with a 10 Core CPU, 16 Core GPU and 32 GB of RAM. The M1 Pro MacBook Pro 16 is truly something different. The Question is do you go with the MacBook Pro 16 or the MacBook Pro 14? Watch for the full review!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
14in MacBook Pro vs 16in MacBook Pro (2021)
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
As you can see from the above, the decision about whether to choose the 16in MacBook Pro or the 14in MacBook Pro isn't about power or capability, because both models can take advantage of the same M1 Pro or M1 Max chips. The choice is between a larger 16in display and longer battery life, or a lighter Mac laptop. The size of the display is less important if most of the work you will be doing on it will be at a desk with an external monitor plugged in, similarly battery life only matters if you are often away from a power source. The real decision is about whether you need the M1 Pro or M1 Max. If you only need the basic M1 Pro offering, with 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU then only the 14in MacBook Pro offers that option. If on the other hand you need the ultimate M1 Max you can get that with either the 14in or 16in MacBook Pro - and choosing the 14in MacBook Pro will save you money. The element that will probably effect your decision most of all is your budget, and basically you can get more for your money if you choose the 14in MacBook Pro.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2021

Foreign Reviews

Apple MacBook Pro (2021) im Ersteindruck
Source: Stadt-bremerhaven German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2021
Apple MacBook Pro 16
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2021
100% Apple Macbook Pro 2021 16" M1 Pro 10 Core, 16-core GPU, 16GB ram, 1TB ssd, Qwerty, Grijs Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple Macbook Pro 2021 16" M1 Pro 10 Core, 16-core GPU, 16GB ram, 512GB ssd, Qwerty, Grijs Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple Macbook Pro 2021 16" M1 Pro 10 Core, 16-core GPU, 16GB ram, 1TB ssd, Qwerty, Grijs Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; decent processor; excellent display; high mobility; premium design; great connectivity.
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
Macbook Pro M1 16 | Si Penghasil Duit Milyaran!
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; big screen; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/19/2022
100% MacBook Pro med M1 Pro lægger alt ned
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Anmeldelse: Apple MacBook Pro M1 Pro 16”
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 80%
Test Macbook Pro 16 M1 Pro
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Positive: Impressive processor; high performance; excellent display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2021

Comment

Apple M1 Pro 16-Core GPU: Integrated graphics card offering 16 cores designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M1 Pro SoC.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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


M1 Pro: System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that integrates a processor (10 64 Bit cores, 8 performance and 2 power saving cores) and a 16-core GPU. The 16 or 32 GB unified memory are connected via a 256 Bit bus (200 GB/s bandwidth).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.20":

This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

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


Apple: Apple is a US company founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, the company is known for its innovative products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, and manufactures computers and consumer electronics as well as operating systems and application software. Apple is also a leading provider of software and services such as the App Store, iTunes and iCloud.

Apple has earned a reputation as a company that focuses on design and ease of use. As for their notebooks, they are mostly in the high-priced segment, have their own operating system, but also run Windows on the newer Macbooks.

Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world and has a loyal following of customers and fans. The company also has a strong presence in the entertainment industry, with services like Apple Music and Apple TV+. In 2023, Apple had an approximate 8% market share of global PC sales, ranking it 4th after Lenovo, HP, and Dell.


97.56%: This model is obviously considered exceptional by the testers. There are almost no laptops that are rated this well. If the reviews or the sources that give these ratings are to be taken seriously, then it is a very clear buy recommendation. Unfortunately, sometimes top scores are also squandered.


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

 

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