Apple MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2021) specifications and prices

As part of yesterday October Keynote 2021 Apple presented the new AirPods and the new MacBook Pro models. The latter is available with 14-inch and 16-inch displays. Technical data, prices for all configurations and further details on the smaller model there with this link. In the following paragraphs you will find the specs, prices and pictures of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2021). Some of the novelties of the large Apple laptop are the Liquid Retina XDR display, the choice between "M1 Pro" and "M1 Max" chips, the new audio hardware and MagSafe 3 for the power supply. Do you have any questions or comments? Then please leave a comment :)

In this post you will find the details of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 "(2021): Technical data, prices of the configurations, pictures of the device, display and notch as well as further information.

In this post you will find the details of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2021): Technical data, prices of the configurations, pictures of the device, display and notch as well as further information.

Apple MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2021) Technical Specifications

The new Apple MacBook Pro with 16,2-inch display confirms some of the rumors that were circulating before the Apple October 2021 event. There is no M1X SoC, but completely new chip models with the names "M1 Pro" and "M1 Max". These can be ordered in various configurations in the new 16 inch MacBook Pro (see price comparison below). Furthermore, there are now more connections and a mini-LED display with ProMotion up to 120 Hz. All the important data for the basic models that can be selected can be found here at a glance:

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2021)
  • Device type: laptop
  • Colors: silver and space gray
  • Dimensions closed (H x W x D): 1,68 cm x 35,57 cm x 24,81 cm
  • Weight: 2,1 kg (M1 Pro) or 2,2 kg (M1 Max)
  • Display: Liquid Retina XDR display with 16,2 ″ (41,05 cm) diagonal
  • Display resolution: 3.456 x 2.234 pixels @ 254 ppi
  • Display specs: Mini-LED with different lighting zones, XDR as an extreme dynamic range, continuously up to 1.000 nits and 1.600 nits of peak brightness, 1 billion colors in the P3 color space, True Tone technology
  • Display contrast: 1.000.000: 1
  • ProMotion: dynamic refresh rate up to 120 Hz; settable rates of 47,95 Hz, 48 Hz, 50 Hz, 59,94 Hz and 60 Hz
  • Camera: 1080p FaceTime camera in a notch
  • Audio: 3 studio quality microphones, 6 hi-fi speakers
  • Operating system: macOS 12 Monterey
  • Chip: M1 Pro or M1 Max
  • Chip selection (basic models): 10-core CPU with 16-core GPU (M1 Pro) or 10-core CPU with 32-core GPU (M1 Max)
  • Optional configurations: see below
  • RAM: 16 GB (expandable to 32 or 64 GB)
  • Neural Engine: 16-core in all configurations
  • Memory bandwidth: 200 GB / s (M1 Pro) or 400 GB / s (M1 Max)
  • Media Engine: ProRes and ProRes RAW, H.264 with hardware acceleration, HEVC, engine for encoding and decoding video, engine for encoding and decoding ProRes
  • Internal storage: 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB or 8 TB
  • Battery life: up to 21 hours of playback from Apple TV or up to 14 hours of Internet use via WLAN
  • Fast charge function: 50% battery in 30 minutes
  • Charging interface: MagSafe 3
  • Physical interfaces: HDMI, SDXC card slot, 3,5 mm headphone jack, 3x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C with compatibility for charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4)
  • Wireless connection: Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ax WLAN 6 with support of IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
  • Scope of delivery: 16 ″ MacBook Pro, USB-C to MagSafe cable, USB-C power adapter (140 watts)
Here you can see the most important data on the new Apple MacBook Pro models (14 inch and 16 inch) at a glance.

Here you can see the most important data on the new Apple MacBook Pro models (14 inch and 16 inch) at a glance.

The notch: not discussed, but there!

We have known the notch, i.e. the camera indentation into the display, since the iPhone X from 2017. iPhones equipped with Face ID have had a notch since this model. The new models of the Apple MacBook Pro do not offer Face ID, but rather narrower bezels. Since these are only 3,5 mm thin on the top, left and right, a notch had to be created for the camera and the ambient light sensor.

This notch, which protrudes into the menu bar of macOS, was shown during yesterday's presentation, but not discussed. It can often not be seen at first glance on current product photos because the selected display images are dark at the top. So you have to look carefully to get a complete picture of the new design. Here is a picture showing the camera notch of the new Apple laptops:

Although the new 1080p FaceTime camera was shown, the notch in which it is embedded was not discussed. It was shown with the darkest possible environment. A trick that we already know from the iPhone.

Although the new 1080p FaceTime camera was shown, the notch in which it is embedded was not discussed. It was shown with the darkest possible environment. A trick that we already know from the iPhone.

Configure MacBook Pro 16 ″ (SoC, RAM and SSD)

As already indicated in the Specs list, there are two basic equipment options that can be selected and a few configurations for each. These lie with the chip, which can be selected in the form of the M1 Pro or the M1 Max. In addition, the main memory and the flash memory can be configured. Overall, there are the following options, which are shown and listed a bit more clearly when you select them in the Apple Shop:

Apple Silicon SoC

  • M1 Pro with 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU
  • M1 Max with 10 ‑ core CPU and 24 ‑ core GPU
  • M1 Max with 10 ‑ core CPU and 32 ‑ core GPU

Random Access Memory (RAM)

  • 16 GB (M1 Pro)
  • 32 GB (M1 Pro and M1 Max)
  • 64 GB (M1 Max)

Hard disk (SSD storage)

  • 512 GB
  • 1 TB
  • 2 TB
  • 4 TB
  • 8 TB

Apple MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2021) prices

"What will the new Apple MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2021) cost?“You might ask yourselves. Well, that depends on the configuration as always. In addition to the main memory and the hard disk space, this time there is also a selection from several SoC models. With the different equipment of the M1 Pro and M1 Max there are some combinations, starting with a basic price of 2.749 euros (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU) or 3.619 euros (10-core CPU, 32-core GPU). 

Presenting the price for the new 16,2 inch MacBook Pro from Apple in a table is not that easy this time. Otherwise it always works with a matrix of RAM and SSD storage. Now, however, the selection of the M1 chips must also be included as a third factor. I have therefore decided to create several tables. These have a certain chip as their basic value (see respective heading) and show the RAM and SSD options available for it. 

Apple M1 Pro with 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU

16 GB RAM 32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM
512 GB SSD 2.749,00 € 3.209,00 € -
1 TB SSD 2.979,00 € 3.439,00 € -
2 TB SSD 3.439,00 € 3.899,00 € -
4 GB SSD 4.129,00 € 4.589,00 € -
8 GB SSD 5.509,00 € 5.969,00 € -

Apple M1 Max with 10 ‑ core CPU, 24 ‑ core GPU

16 GB RAM 32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM
512 GB SSD - 3.439,00 € 3.899,00 €
1 TB SSD - 3.669,00 € 4.129,00 €
2 TB SSD - 4.129,00 € 4.589,00 €
4 GB SSD - 4.819,00 € 5.279,00 €
8 GB SSD - 6.199,00 € 6.659,00 €

Apple M1 Max with 10 ‑ core CPU, 32 ‑ core GPU

16 GB RAM 32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM
512 GB SSD - 3.619,00 € 4.079,00 €
1 TB SSD - 3.849,00 € 4.309,00 €
2 TB SSD - 4.309,00 € 4.769,00 €
4 GB SSD - 4.999,00 € 5.459,00 €
8 GB SSD - 6.379,00 € 6.839,00 €

All statements without guarantee; Typing errors possible

Other optional costs when purchasing a MacBook Pro

With the MacBook Pro with 14-inch display, there is still the choice between a 67W power supply and a 96W power supply for some configurations. This is not the case with the 16-inch model of the new MacBook Pro, as all configurations come with a 140W power supply. However, what you can still select on the product page of the new large laptop are the Apple apps Final Cut Pro (299,99 euros) and Logic Pro (199,99 euros). 

If you get the most powerful configuration of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro as well as the Apple apps for video editing and music creation, you can expect a total invoice amount of 7.338,98 euros. The difference to the cheapest model without software is 4.589,98 euros. You can now organize your own number games on the Apple website.

When will the MacBook Pro 16 ″ be available?

The new MacBook Pro models were introduced yesterday, October 18, 2021. Since then, you can order them from Apple. They should be available in stores from next Tuesday, October 26, 2021. But if you look at Apple's online shop at the moment, delivery times from November 11th to November 19th, 2021 are already specified there. So, even if you are fast, you shouldn't expect a delivery this month. If you pre-order, please keep us up to date on how the delivery status is developing over time. I wish you success! :)

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3 comments

  1. Skipper says:

    I ordered right after the apple event - delivery: 16 nov - 23 nov ...

    • Skipper says:

      so if os x monterey 'comes out on October 25.10th, they'll want to put it on the macbooks beforehand; this is probably the reason for the delay in delivery, because in the past you could already hold the new device in your hands one or two weeks after the apple event ... 🤔

      • Jens Kleinholz says:

        Yes, that could be ... But you have to have a lot of people installing all of this. Perhaps you shouldn't have the new MacBook Pro in productive use for the time being ... until the teething troubles of Monterey are ironed out. 😂

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