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Apple MacBook Pro M1 (14.2-inch, 2021)

Apple MacBook Pro M1 (14.2-inch, 2021)
alaScore 98

37 reviews

May, 2022

We have collected and analysed 37 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 90/100. The average review date is 27-06-2021. We have compared these reviews to 888061 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 98/100 = Excellent. Last update: 22-05-2022.

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Expert review by : Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review

 

The MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) is the smaller of the two new MacBook Pros that Apple recently unveiled (the other being the MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021)), and it's now powered by a choice of the M1 Pro and M1 Max, Apple's most impressive chips so far....

Brilliant performance Best screen on a laptop Long battery life Plenty of ports

Screen may be a bit small for some Overkill for regular users

The MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) is the best laptop for creative professionals you can buy right now. It offers amazing performance, even on battery, and comes with the best screen you’ll find on a laptop anywhere. For day-to-day use, this won’t be the...

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M1 Pro, 2021) review: Return of the Mac

 

We put the new 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop through its paces. Does the new M1 Pro processor and various design features make it worthy of upgrading?

M1 Pro processor power is immense ; Ports are back - including SD card slot and HDMI ; MagSafe 3 charging is fast ; 14.2-inch screen with ProMotion 120Hz looks great

It's heavy ; Side vents may cause future issues ; No Face ID ; No SIM card slot ; Price can skyrocket with upgrades ; Entry-level doesn't include the faster-charging plug

Apple has put the 'pro' back in the MacBook Pro and found its purpose with this series once again. With actual ports back in place and much more power than ever before, it's one laptop that many professionals will be clambering to have in their...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple MacBook Pro 14in review (M1 Max, 2021): The ultimate portable

 

A powerhouse tour de force, Apple's 14in MacBook Pro is the ultimate mobile workstation

Loads of power ; Stupendously good display ; More portable than the Pro 16in

My verdict on the MacBook Pro 14in, then, is very much the same as it was for the MacBook Pro 16in. It’s a stupendous laptop and, if you have the cash and need a powerful portable for demanding creative work, then it’s a no brainer. Just go out and buy...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Petter Ahrnstedt (macworld.co.uk)

14in MacBook Pro with M1 Pro review: Just what we wanted

 

This new MacBook Pro is expensive, but you get a lot of computer and performance for the money. We can learn to live with notch.

At the same time as Apple has readied the MacBook Pro for the future with new chips the company has taken a positive step backwards and provided the computer with the much missed MagSafe charger and HDMI port. You'll get a lot of performance compared...

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Nilay Patel and Monica Chin (theverge.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 14 and 16 review: return to form

 

Good enough to forget entirely about the 2016 MacBook Pro.

Incredible performance ; Beautiful display ; We have escaped from Dongletown

Expensive ; Absurd RAM pricing ; Software ecosystem still coming around to Apple’s GPU ideas

Apple’s new MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are a triumphant success — they have excellent performance, stunning battery life, useful ports, and incredible displays. The only knock against them is you’re going to pay a lot for all that good stuff.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 14-Inch Review

 

Apple's M1 silicon debuted to great fanfare a year ago, infusing the entry-level 2020 MacBook Air with extraordinary computing power for a laptop of its size and price. At the time, the 13-inch MacBook Pro rang up as the lesser value, since it cost...

Seriously powerful M1 Pro CPU HDMI output and SD card reader Impressive audio performance High-quality 1080p webcam Eye-catching HDR display Marathon battery life Luxurious keyboard and touchpad

Expensive Camera notch may be obtrusive for some users or applications

The 14-inch Apple MacBook Pro occupies a new sweet spot among pro content-creator laptops: far more capable than consumer-class alternatives, yet much less expensive than its 16-inch sibling and bulkier Windows workstations.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

MacBook Pro 14 review

 

Practically perfect, just missing a USB-A port

Apr, 2022

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (15in)

 

Apple's latest 15in MacBook Pro notebook is evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Superb design, aluminium unibody enclosure, backlit keyboard, dual graphics setup, large touchpad, SD card slot, better battery life than previous models

Touchpad has areas with poor response, display viewing angles could be improved, glossy display can be distracting, 5400rpm hard drive, graphics switch requires log-out, no ExpressCard slot, only two USB ports

Apple's latest MacBook Pro features improved internal components and now comes with an SD card slot at the expense of an ExpressCard slot. The superb aluminium design remains the same and performance is pretty impressive on the whole.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

MacBook Pro M1 14-inch review: Apple added almost everything from our wish list

 

Apple launches a new a 14-inch screen size for its portability powerhouse.

HDMI and SD card ports return ; MagSafe power connection is back ; Bigger, better screen with slimmer bezels ; New great-looking 1080p webcam ; Huge leap in graphics performance over earlier M1 systems ; Function keys replace the Touch Bar

Adds some weight, so not as portable ; High starting price if you just want the better screen/webcam and ports ; The screen has a notch cutout for the webcam

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (tomsguide.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review

 

The new MacBook Pro 2021 (14-inch) is a practically perfect Mac. Its price is pretty high, though.

, for example, is expected to get MagSafe. All that said, the new 14-inch MacBook Pro is pretty much exactly the laptop that many have waited for, and even dreamed of. With a notch on top.

May, 2022
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