Apple 16″ MacBook Pro M1 Max chip | 10‑core CPU & 32‑core GPU | 1TB SSD | 2021
The most powerful MacBook Pro ever is here. With the blazing-fast M1 Pro Max chip — the first Apple silicon designed for pros — you get groundbreaking performance and amazing battery life. Add to that a stunning Liquid Retina XDR display, the best camera and audio ever in a Mac notebook, and all the ports you need. The first notebook of its kind, this MacBook Pro is a beast.
M1 Pro Max
M1 Pro takes the exceptional performance of the M1 architecture to a whole new level for pro users. Even the most ambitious projects are easily handled with up to 10 CPU cores, up to 32 GPU cores, a 16‑core Neural Engine, and dedicated encode and decode media engines that support H.264, HEVC and ProRes codecs.
We can do this all day.
Ferocious performance with game‑changing battery life — that efficiency is the magic of Apple silicon. A single charge lets you compile up to four times as much code in Xcode19 or edit images for up to twice as long in Lightroom Classic.20 And unlike other notebooks, MacBook Pro delivers the same amazing performance whether it’s plugged in or not.
Feast your eyes on XDR.
Liquid Retina XDR. The best display ever in a notebook features Extreme Dynamic Range and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. HDR content comes to life in photos, video and games — with refined specular highlights, incredible detail in shadows, and vibrant, true-to-life colours. Each display is factory calibrated and features pro reference modes for HDR colour grading, photography, design and print production.
ProMotion. ProMotion comes to Mac for the first time, making everything from scrolling through a web page to gaming super-fluid and responsive — while also reducing power consumption. With refresh rates of up to 120Hz, the adaptive technology automatically adjusts to match the movement of the content. ProMotion video editors can also choose a fixed refresh rate that precisely aligns with their footage.
Heads up — the camera’s 1080p HD.
Staying connected is more important than ever. That’s why the new MacBook Pro camera has double the resolution — 1080p — and uses a lens with a wider aperture that lets in more light. Together with a larger image sensor that has more efficient pixels, the camera delivers two times better low‑light performance.
Three studio‑quality mics. Thanks to mics with an up to 60 per cent lower noise floor, MacBook Pro can capture even the subtlest sounds. And the three-mic array uses directional beamforming so your voice always comes through loud and clear.
Six-speaker sound system. Four force-cancelling woofers reveal notes up to a half-octave deeper and fill the room with up to 80 per cent more bass. And the high‑performance tweeters project clearer, fuller vocals.
More plugged in than ever.
Transfer photos and videos with an SDXC card reader. Connect to TVs or displays with HDMI output. Listen using a 3.5mm headphone jack that detects and automatically adjusts for high‑impedance headphones. Connect to high-speed peripherals or displays with three Thunderbolt 4 ports. And fast‑charge using the quick‑releasing MagSafe 3 port.
Pro power meets pro keyboard.
For the first time, Magic Keyboard brings a full‑height function key row to MacBook Pro — with the tactile feel of mechanical keys that pros love. It includes new keyboard shortcuts for Spotlight, Siri, Dictation and Do Not Disturb. And Touch ID has a new, tactile ring that guides your finger for a fast, easy, secure way to unlock your Mac.
Apple M1 Pro chip
10-core CPU with 6 performance cores
and 2 efficiency cores
400GB/s memory bandwidth
Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes and ProRes RAW
Video decode engine
Video encode engine
ProRes encode and decode engine
Liquid Retina XDR display
16.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display;1 3456×2234 native
resolution at 254 pixels per inch
XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
Up to 1,000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1,600 nits peak brightness
1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
1 billion colours
Wide colour (P3)
True Tone technology
ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz
32GB unified memory
Up to 21 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Up to 14 hours wireless web
100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery2
140W USB‑C Power Adapter
USB‑C to MagSafe 3 Cable
Fast-charge capable with included 140W USB‑C Power Adapter
SDXC card slot
3.5mm headphone jack
MagSafe 3 port
Three Thunderbolt 4 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
- Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
- USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion
Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colours (M1 Pro) or Up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colours (M1 Max)
Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
VGA, HDMI, DVI and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
HDMI digital video output
Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted “T” arrangement
Ambient light sensor
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures
802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
1080p FaceTime HD camera
Advanced image signal processor with computational video
High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers
Wide stereo sound
Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro and AirPods Max
Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
3.5mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones
Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new
MacBook Pro. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility and learning, you
can create and do amazing things.
- Increase Contrast
- Reduce Motion
- Siri and Dictation
- Switch Control
- Closed Captions
- Text to Speech