14‑inch MacBook Pro (2021) with M1 Pro

14‑inch MacBook Pro (2021) with M1 Pro

While this is the "low-end" of the recent line of MacBook Pro devices, it is still pricey at about $2000. However, the new M1 Pro chip powers Apple's laptop with 33.7 billion transistors, over twice the amount in the original M1 processor. The lowest-end system-on-a-chip (SoC) model has an 8-core CPU, 14-core GPU, and 16-core Neural Engine that can handle demanding tasks easily. The chip also features dedicated acceleration for the ProRes codec, so video editors can work with multiple 4K or 8K streams while efficiently saving battery life. This MacBook comes with 16GB RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and a 67W USB-C power adapter. Users view through a beautiful 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display and type on a Backlit Magic Keyboard that includes Touch ID. The Touch Bar from previous models is gone! Software like Final Cut Pro can be added at an additional cost for customers who want to edit clips. The hardware comes in Space Gray or Silver and possesses three Thunderbolt 4 ports, one HDMI port, one SDXC card slot, and a MagSafe 3 port.