In November, Apple launched the 2021 MacBook Pro. Available in two sizes (14-inch and 16-inch), the company also introduced two new chips, the M1 Pro and M1 Max. While I thought this new Mac would be overkill for me – I didn’t need the ports, ProMotion, miniLEDs, or processor – I recently broke my 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro and needed a replacement.
Between buying the entry-level 2020 MacBook Air M1 and the new 14-inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro, I decided to go with the latter. Here is my review of this computer from the perspective of a heavy but non-professional user.
First impressions of the 2021 MacBook Pro design
At first glance, I wasn’t a big fan of the MacBook Pro’s notch. I also found the whole black keyboard weird when I saw it at the store. Plus, I really liked the Touch Bar (for the wrong reasons – it’s so handy to send emoji with it). But as the days pass, I’m just super into this new design.
Going from a 16 inch to a 14 inch is not so bad. The screen is big enough for me to open two Safari windows side by side and work. Not only that, but the weight was very important in my decision, and the 14-inch is much lighter than my previous Intel Mac.
I find the keyboard and trackpad to be very reliable, Touch ID still works well, and I’m really into this miniLED display with ProMotion. It’s really easy to switch between my iPhone 13 Pro and this Mac.
Last but not least, the reason why I no longer type from the Mac Intel is that I fell on the charger and completely destroyed the computer. With the new MacBook Pro, it adds the MagSafe connector, and wow, I didn’t realize how much I missed this feature that was once available on my 2010 MacBook Pro.
Is the entry-level M1 Pro enough for me?
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