Apple’s M1 processors have made an impact since the first machines were introduced last year, and the new M1 Max seems to have taken it to another level. Check out the performance of this machine when exporting raw files in Lightroom and throwing around 8K video in Final Cut Pro.
Tyler Stalman has been playing with one Apple’s newest machine, pressure-testing a 16“ MacBook Pro featuring an M1 Max chip and a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine. With 64 GB of ram and a 2 TB SSD, this machine will set you back $4,299. If you want to max out the SSD, there’s an 8 TB version that will bring the price up to $6,099.
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As noted by Stalman, Apple appears to have responded to customers by including the ports that creators use most frequently. This machine comes with three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, SDXC slot, and a MagSafe 3 port. When purchasing a refurbished MacBook Pro 13” a few years ago, I deliberately opted for a 2015 model rather than something slightly newer as I couldn’t face losing my SD card slot, and I was sure that the TouchBar was going to be completely useless to me.
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