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Apple MacBook Pro M1 (16.2-inch, 2021)

Apple MacBook Pro M1 (16.2-inch, 2021)
alaScore 100

43 reviews

May, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro M1 (16.2-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the price, while there are some mixed views about the size.

performance, screen, design, portability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro M1 (16.2-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Apple MacBook Pro 2021 (14 and 16-inch)


The MacBook Pro 2021, including both 14-inch and 16-inch models, are the best Apple laptops we've ever used.

Stunning display ; Amazing performance ; The ports and MagSafe are back

RAM upgrades are expensive

Sporting a stunning display, wildly powerful internals and the re-addition of important ports, the MacBook Pro 2021 rights the wrongs of the past few iterations of Apple’s flagship laptop.

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) review


Another powerful winner from Apple

Excellent performance ; Stunning mini-LED display ; Extremely long battery life ; Plenty of ports

Large ; Heavy ; Expensive

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Craig Grannell (

Apple MacBook Pro 16in (2021) review


MacBook Pro to the Max

Breathtaking display ; Impressive speakers ; Improved connectivity ; Hugely powerful

Expensive ; Heavy ; No Centre Stage ; Value reliant on specific workflows

The most niche of MacBooks is also the most impressive. But even if you ditch the M1 Max, there’s a lot to like.

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Apple MacBook Pro 16in (M1 Pro, 2021) review: Simply phenomenal


A stupendous laptop with an unbelievably good screen, superb battery life and breakneck performance

Superb mini-LED screen ; Incredibly powerful ; Great battery life

A touch heavy

All told, the performance, display and battery life make the MacBook Pro 16in (2021, M1 Pro) a pretty special laptop. Indeed, there’s no other machine on the market that can match its all-round capabilities.

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : André Martin (

16in MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 2021) review: terribly fast and well built


The 16in MacBook Pro with M1 Max has a bigger screen, faster processor and faster everything. This computer is for professionals.

Screen tech ; Excellent build quality ; Amazingly fast!

Price ; Notch (for some)

Fast, with a razor-sharp screen, excellent build quality, and a happy reunion with MagSafe, HDMI and SD card readers, the 16in MacBook Pro with M1 Max is a high ranking professional computer. This is not a computer for the average user - if that's you...

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021) Review: M1 Max Shows Real Power


With no Touch Bar and less need for dongles, the MacBook Pro is purpose-built.

+ Strong selection of ports ; + Gorgeous screen ; + Long battery life ; + The best speakers on a laptop ; + No more Touch Bar ; + Excellent performance

- Upgrade pricing is extreme ; - Notch design may bother some ; - No facial recognition option

The 16-inch MacBook Pro is a powerhouse thanks to the M1 Max chip, and includes a beautiful display, the best speakers I've ever heard on a laptop, and a strong choice of ports.

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Jonas Ekelund (

MacBook Pro (Intel) vs MacBook Pro (M1 Pro/Max)


Eager to upgrade your old 16in MacBook Pro for a new one? Here is the comparison that will help you make the decision.

It's pretty clear that the 16in MacBook Pro with M1 Pro or M1 Max has an awful lot going for it. As good as the 16in MacBook Pro with Intel processor was, and as good as it still is in comparison to the competition, there is no doubt that the M1 Pro or...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

Apple MacBook Pro (2021) review: How Apple says sorry


The 2021 MacBook Pro does more than just make up for past mistakes. It's one of the best pro laptops ever made.

Incredible XDR display ; Fantastic creative performance ; Extensive port selection ; Keyboard and trackpad are perfect ; Excellent speakers and webcam ; Endless battery life

Notch is a distraction

“It's the best MacBook Pro since 2015. And yes, it has a notch.”

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch (2021, M1 Max) Review


Seriously powerful components ; Exceptional battery life ; Impressive audio performance ; HDMI output and SD card reader ; High-quality 1080p webcam ; Gorgeous Mini-LED display ; High-quality keyboard, huge touchpad

M1 Max CPU option, as tested, represents poor value for most workloads ; Configuration upticks are expensive ; Obtrusive camera notch ; Weighs nearly 5 pounds

The new ultimate Mac laptop, the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch is a finely engineered, high-octane workstation that will thrill content creators. The pumped-up M1 Max silicon in our tester, though, is beyond mere bragging rights—it's reserved for...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

MacBook Pro 2021 16-inch review: Apple's M1 Max chip meets retro ports


It's the best of the old and new in this long-awaited, professional-grade Apple silicon MacBook.

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

Higher-end configs quickly drive up the price ; Screen has a notch for the webcam

Oct, 2021

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