This MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch review, we're looking at both sizes of the revolutionary 2021 version of Apple's high-end laptops, which brings Apple's M1 series of processors to these machines for the first time.
The new MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch models are powered by the M1 Pro (which we tested) or M1 Max processors, which offer raw performance to take on even the most powerful gaming and pro laptops… but do it in a thinner and lighter package than any of the competition, thanks to Apple's much more efficient component designs./aside">>
The efficiency means that they also feature longer battery life than other pro machines, and run near silently, even when you're pushing their power.
When you factor in the mini-LED screen and its excellent HDR performance, plus the fact that Apple has finally added more port types back to the MacBook Pro, making it more convenient to connect on the move, these are arguably the best laptops available today for people who demand only the peak.
All we'd say is that you don't need to spec it up to the higher end options just because you can – unless you know you require the power that the highest configurations offer, they're not just overkill, but may slightly reduce battery life, meaning anyone who isn't pushing them to their limits won't get quite as good an experience.