By Lexi Delorimiere, Staff Writer
Apple released the new MacBook Pro powered by brand new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips – the first pro chips designed for the Mac, on Oct. 18. This product is unrivaled and is among the strongest lineups of pro notebooks ever made.
The performance of the new MacBook Pro is unmatched. The new features include longer battery life, Liquid Retina XDR display, a wide range of ports for advanced connectivity, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera and a top-rated audio system. Models come in 14 or 16-inch sizes with prices at $1,999 and $2,499.
“The new MacBook Pro simply has no equal and is by far the best pro notebook we’ve ever built,” Apple’s senior vice president of marketing Greg Joswiak said in a news release.
So far, customers are ecstatic about the features and capability of the new super-powered device. It has an almost retro exterior, but offers something new on the inside for consumers. The features most talked about are the crisp displays, battery life and overall improvement of the M1 chips. The MagSafe charger is also making a return along with USB-C, SDXC and HDMI ports added on. Apple is fond of changing charging ports, but this device allows for more than one type to be used. Now that video meetings and calls are more popular due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the camera on the MacBook is sharper than ever. The days of using 720p are over now that this laptop offers 1080p.
Senior sports marketing major Ashlee Garrett is a fan of the new computers.
“I have always used Apple products and the specs of the new MacBook Pro look incredible,” she said. “They really created a unique device for all users. I am looking into buying one – how could anyone say no to this level of masterpiece?”
Students believe that Apple continues to improve the features among their technology products, and that’s why they keep buying the new releases.
“This new laptop really changes the game, even for students. I think the camera improvement is a huge bonus given that most people participate in video chats. As a whole, the new upgrades make it untouchable,” junior accounting major Juliana DeLeon said.