Yep, there are many websites for laptop reviews, most highlight the specs or give feedback about if you should or should not purchase an Apple MacBook Pro. But.
Here at The Electronic Fix laptop repair services we believe we are in a better position to provide you a genuine MacBook Pro review because we see the other side of laptops (problems).
Put your hands on your heart and get ready to have the most beautiful shock of your life! Yes, Apple has released the new MacBook Pro (2021) and its does seem to include all new cutting-edge technology that has pleased Apple iLovers. The New MacBook can be thought as a game-changing moment in the laptop, notebook and portable computer (PC) industry. Seriously, for power users including gamers needing performance and stunning visual experience, high-end MacBook Pro Laptop is sure to please.
Here are the Models and Prices for Buying MacBook Pro Laptops in Brisbane Australia
MacBook Pro 13″ From A$1,899
New MacBook Pro 14″ From A$2,999
New MacBook Pro 16″ From A$3,749
When you compare Mac models much will depend on your budget and preference of screen size because regardless of which Mac Book Pro you choose, you’ll get sleek, beautiful, and out-of-this-world power packed laptop. So, let’s explore Apple Mac Pro 16 inch version
Apple MacBook Pro 16″ (2021)
Although the New 2021 model of Pro 16-inch range has 3 distinct flavours, all include same core features as
16-core Neural Engine
16-inch Liquid Retina XDR display
Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot and MagSafe 3 port
Magic Keyboard with Touch ID
Force Touch trackpad
140W USB-C Power Adapter
The main difference between all of them is the high-end version consists of M1 Max chip (as opposed to M1 Pro) with 32-Core GPU and 32GB Unified Memory, and of course the price range differs.
Apple Inc. as the most recognizable brand and technology company in the world, maintains its momentum as an innovative leader by offering stylish laptops coupled with efficiency that still go hand-in-hand.
Ports and Connections
Today, ports and connections on a laptop require compatibility, with plenty of ports, including a Three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC card slot and MagSafe 3 port making its users life a lot easier.
The charging port saves your work as you can connect any MagSafe cable to the PC if you happen to forget the original, and the laptop’s power works so well in your favour that you can even charge this beast of a machine by simply using a portable power bank too.
MacBook Pro Display & Web Cam
Its more than likely that you’ve used an Apple device before, as you would then know that Retina Display providing more pixel density has changed the entire screen display industry for more immersive viewing of online media.
Moving forward to 2022, Apple laptops once again leads the way with Liquid Retina Extreme Dynamic Range (XDR) Display that is heart-wrenchingly beautiful providing exceptional video quality. Both 14″ and 16″ inch models offer great 254 ppi high-density resolution, but the 16-inch version offers 3456 by 2234 7.7 million pixels the best display ever in a notebook.
It’s like MacBook Pro screen comes alive extremely realistic. Adding to this brilliance, MacBook Pro has a spatial audio system with six integrated speakers and algorithms that work in harmony to create a theatrical vibe.
The brightness goes up to as high as a whopping 1600 nits, making the XDR Display all the more interactive, immersive and vibrant. It also has 120 Hertz refresh rate, meaning no glitches in your work or game play digital enjoyment.
In addition to the new chips, Apple has introduced ProMotion, which ensures error and glitch-free movement across the keyboard, all the while balancing power input and consumption.
HD Web Cam
If anything, when almost all other laptop manufacturers has let us Aussies down over the years with their low-quality low-resolution web cams forcing us to purchase an external HD Web Cam. Thanks to Apple, MacBook Pro has you covered with 1080p FaceTime HD camera, simply the best web cam we’ve seen integrated inside a notebook laptop. And mind you, here at The Electronic Fix Apple MacBook Pro repair specialists in Brisbane we’ve seen many other laptops with web cam problems we fixed.
Whether you need quality outcomes for online meetings, Discord, Facebook Messenger or you are content creator for YouTube, MacBook Pro laptops really contain all that you need.
Computational Power Horse
According to Apple, there is exponential improvement in Machine Learning and performance improvements in the PRO range.
The M1 Max chip (created specifically for a pro notebook) boosts up to 4x faster computing power as well as 13x faster graphics performance. Couple that with 400GB/s memory bandwidth (bandwidth = ability to transport i/o data between laptop components). M1 Max steals the spotlight with a 10-core CPU but a 32-core jaw-droppingly handsome GPU, with the addition of 64GB of unified memory. That’s impressive.
The M1 Pro chip has its own exemplary specs, with a 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, 32GB of unified memory and 200GB/s memory bandwidth. Still good enough for any task you may throw at it.
The one thing Australian laptop consumer market is becoming used to is the customisable laptops. Previously Dell Alienware laptops were the only customisable laptops available for Australia’s digital hungry consumers. It seems that Apple is finally catching up offering choices (16GB or 32GB and M1 Pro or M1 Max chip) for MacBook Pro range.
Even the 14-inch model offers a strong battery life with a 14-hour video playback and 11 hours of web browsing. The 16-inch model, on the other hand, takes the power to a whole new level by having a battery life of 21 hours of video playback and 14 hours of web browsing. If you’re going to buy a new MacBook, you can improve and optimize battery life.
Apple went all out with a classy compact design and full‑height function key row with a feel of popular mechanical keys. The new keyboard makes regular tasks a breeze with shortcuts for Spotlight, Dictation and Do Not Disturb. And Touch ID for an easy and secure way to unlock your Mac.
The Electronic Fix MacBook Pro Laptop Review
All in all, Apple MacBook Pro has no rival in Australia when it comes to quality high-end laptops. The Electronic Fix recommends MacBook Pro range for those seeking quality laptop with minimal risk of issues.
With the MacBook Pro, looking at a laptop screen is not a sight for sore eyes because of its exceptional screen display with high refresh rate and GPU power that can render 8K graphics with ease. The impressive port collection, long life battery for portability makes this laptop a pleasure to own.
The XDR Display is simply the best visually
The battery life lasts longer than the previous Apple PCs
With its slim thin design, and the new keyboard MacBook Pro is gentle to use
Integrated 1080p FaceTime HD camera inside a laptop? About time.
MacBook Pro 13″ from A$1,899 and New MacBook Pro 14″ from A$2,999 is reasonable price for a quality laptop.
Full spec MacBook Pro 16″ for A5,249 including GST is expensive for most of us Australians. Having said that, price difference in Apple Macs is nothing new as you are paying more for quality, the brand, and buying the best laptop Apple has to offer.
Restricted Hardware Upgrades (but then again when you buy the high-end version, you already have a power-house of a laptop anyway).
Thin design requires careful handling.
Currently, we can’t really find downside of The Pro range. Although there is some talk about battery charge issue, we haven’t seen drastic increase in demand for MacBook Pro laptop repairs in our Brisbane store.
Although we’d rather not see our valued clients who own MacBook Pro laptops experience any problems with their device, a laptop must be used for at least couple of years for any defect to reveal itself. Should you experience any issues with your Apple MacBook Pro, you at least know who to contact The Electronic Fix for servicing of your Apple products.