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Though Apple announced its M1 Pro chip with a 10-core CPU at today's event, it turns out there is a lower-tier option available for the middle-tier 14-inch MacBook Pro.

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The most affordable $1,999 M1 Pro machine features an 8-core CPU and a 14-core GPU rather than a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU. The version with a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU is actually priced starting at $2,499.

Because there are two different 14-inch models with different M1 Pro chips, Apple is also offering two separate power adapters. The 8-core CPU M1 Pro MacBook Pro comes with a 67W power adapter and the 10-core model comes with a 96W power adapter.

The 67W power adapter is a new addition to Apple's online store and is available for $59 on a standalone basis, while the 96W version was previously available and is priced at $79.

For the 16-inch MacBook Pro models, there's also a middle-tier graphics option available as an upgrade. Both the entry-level and mid-level machines can be upgraded with an M1 Max chip with 10-core GPU and 24-core GPU that's a middle of the road option between the 16-core GPU and the 32-core GPU. Getting the 24-core GPU requires a $200 upgrade fee.

Article Link: 14-Inch MacBook Pro Starts With 8-Core CPU and Has 2 Power Adapter Options, 24-Core GPU Option Available for 16-Inch Model
 

MrGunny94

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I didn't like they starting at 8 Core CPU options especially at 1999$. I'm a bit confused by this but other than I'm still looking to which model I'll pick.....
 

Kwstas

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I expect an official press release from Apple to explain how software companies should address this sudden interference in menu space.
 

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scott911

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the magic mouse on site says "new" but not new today, right?
I assume it's the same basic one that doesn't track well on glossy surfaces.
I placed online order for logitech blue tooth mouse, to go with new m1pro macbook, but was curious.
 
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azentropy

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Had a feeling it was going to start at $1999, but was expecting that to be the 10cpu/16gpu version. So ends up really starting at $200 more than what I thought and $400 more than what alot of people were expecting. The bigger bummer of it is that this will end up being a "standard" version that 3rd parties will stock and discount, so if you do want the 10/16 version it is going to cost you more than the $200 difference.
 
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Cosmosent

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Even the least expensive 14" version is over-kill for 99.9% of ALL Apple consumers !

So, I wonder who Apple thinks the Target Market really is.

Just my two cents, but I think it would be nice if MR would ask those intending to buy which application OR applications they intend to use it for.
 

nquinn

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What has really blown my mind is that these are coming in significantly cheaper than the intel machines they replace, especially when speccing high. Brilliant. But I wanted a Mac mini so I guess I have to wait.

I was pleasantly surprised that the 16"/1tb/32gb variant was around $100 cheaper than the intel equivalent.
 
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Roadster Lewis

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I wasn’t expecting that, but went for the “binned” chips anyway and put the saving to a bigger SSD, as I find that limits me more than processor.
 

Roadster Lewis

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Even the least expensive 14" version is over-kill for 99.9% of ALL Apple consumers !

So, I wonder who Apple thinks the Target Market really is.

Just my two cents, but I think it would be nice if MR would ask those intending to buy which application OR applications they intend to use it for.
Mainly Lightroom Classic for me, with a bit of Photoshop and VSCode/Docker.
 

bp1000

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Having just ordered the 2nd 14” option, the 10 cpu core, 16gpu core option with the 96w adapter and 1tb ssd im already thinking i ordered the wrong one.

I was planning on getting a Mac mini pro max, when it comes out. But it is probably going to cost half as much to upgrade the mbp vs a separate mini.

Ive just never used a laptop as my main machine. Not sure what to do.
 
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