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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today announced new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max Apple silicon chips, and the new machines come with higher than expected price tags.


The 14-inch model starts at $1,999, while the 16-inch model starts at $2,499. There are upgrades available for the chip, SSD, and memory upgrades depending on the model.

A fully maxed 16-inch MacBook Pro tops out at $6,099, featuring a top of the line M1 Max chip with 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU, 64GB unified memory, and 8TB SSD.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro models can be customized with the same specs. A 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max, 64GB unified memory, and 8TB SSD is priced at $5,899.

Pre-orders for the new MacBook Pro models started today and the first machines will be arriving to customers next Tuesday. Fully customized and upgraded MacBook Pro models won't ship out until December.

Article Link: Maxed Out High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro Costs $6,099


macrumors G3
May 31, 2007
Florida, USA
Freaking hell, 8TB of storage on a laptop.

It's funny, SSDs are a lot more expensive per GB than spinning rust, but the fact that it's just chips means it takes up very little space, so SSDs have made it possible to cram absurd amounts of storage into portable devices.

Living in the future is neat sometimes! :)


macrumors 6502
Mar 29, 2020
Thought I’d order the maxed out 16” with extra apps installed:


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macrumors 68020
Jul 9, 2008
My spec will be around $3500. Which is about what I spent on my last 3 MacBook Pros over the last 8 years and this is worlds above and beyond faster. I have no issue with this. Apple is packing a LOT of value into this machine. Enough that I'll probably sell my iMac and go back to just having one machine. The next iMac will probably be 30" but if Apple can do a non pro XDR like display, I'll sell the iMac and do MBP + Display like I used to.

It was for a while that the iMac was the only way to get the fastest and best CPU + graphics + RAM but the M1Max is so good that the laptop is no longer a compromise machine. I'm blown away by what they've done here.

I'm on a 3 year upgrade where Year 1 is iPad Pro, year 2 is new iMac, Year 3 is new MacBook Pro. I'll get to merge 2 of those years together saving me quite a bit of money with no degradation in performance by not having a desktop Mac. This is just an amazing upgrade.
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