The 2021 MacBook Pro went through a major redesign, featuring the biggest display in MacBook Pro yet, the all-new aluminum body which also contains a completely new thermal design, configurations with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chip, a mini-LED display with 120Hz ProMotion, an HDMI port and SDXC card reader, charging with MagSafe 3, a notch housing a 1080p webcam, and more. There are now more ports available, with the right side of the machine offering an HDMI port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, and an SDXC card reader. The left side of the machine features a MagSafe 3 port, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and a headphone jack. The 16.2-inch MacBook Pro features significantly reduced display borders that are 3.5mm thick, with a notch out of the top of the display for the webcam. The webcam now offers a 1080p resolution with a wider aperture, a larger image sensor, and benefits from an improved image signal processor. The display itself is a mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display, which also features ProMotion for refresh rates up to 120Hz. The Liquid Retina XDR display offers 1,000 nits of sustained brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a million to one contrast ratio. This models comes with 2 new chips, the M1 Pro chip which is a scaled-up, more powerful variant of the M1 chip we have seen last year, this chip features an 8-core or 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, a more capable Media Engine, more Thunderbolt controllers, support for up to 32GB of unified memory, and more. If that is not enough for don't worry Apple has covered you with the M1 Max chip, which features the same 10-core CPU as the M1 Pro, but includes a 24-core or 32-core GPU with support for up to 64GB of unified memory.
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