Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip (Late 2021, Space Gray)

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Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip (Late 2021, Space Gray)
Key Features
  • Apple M1 Max 10-Core Chip
  • 64GB Unified RAM | 8TB SSD
  • 16.2" 3456x2234 Liquid Retina XDR Screen
  • 32-Core GPU | 16-Core Neural Engine
Built for all types of creatives, including developers, photographers, filmmakers, 3D artists, music producers, and more, the Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip is the ultimate pro mobile workstation for the ultimate user.
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Apple MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max Late 2021 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Designed for All Types of Creatives
  • 3Connectivity
  • 4High-Fidelity Audio
  • 5FaceTime
  • 6System Navigation
  • 7All-Day Battery Life
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Built for all types of creatives, including developers, photographers, filmmakers, 3D artists, music producers, and more, the Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip is the ultimate pro mobile workstation for the ultimate user.

The system features the Apple M1 Max 10-Core Chip, which provides the power and performance needed to handle your professional workflows. The 16.2" Liquid Retina XDR display features a 3456 x 2234 resolution, 1,000 nits of sustained brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, P3 color gamut support, and more. With up to 8TB of SSD storage, you'll be able to load massive files and launch apps quickly, enabling you to work with photo and video libraries from almost anywhere.

Designed for All Types of Creatives
Apple M1 Max
Packed with 57 billion transistors, the Apple M1 Max integrates the CPU, GPU, Neural Engine, I/O, and more into a single system on a chip (SoC). Built with 5nm process technology, the Apple M1 Pro delivers the performance you need without sacrificing power efficiency. The 10-Core CPU features eight performance cores and two high-efficiency cores. The 16-Core Neural Engine provides support for on-device machine learning acceleration and improved camera performance. The M1 Pro offers up to 400 GB/s of memory bandwidth as well as support for up to 64GB of unified memory. The efficient architecture of M1 Pro means they deliver the same level of performance whether MacBook Pro is plugged in or using the battery. With up to a 32-Core GPU, the M1 Max can provide up to four times faster GPU performance than the M1. M1 Max also offers an enhanced media engine that features two ProRes accelerators for even higher multi-stream performance. As a result, professionals can edit up to 30 streams of 4K ProRes video or up to seven streams of 8K ProRes video in Final Cut Pro. Video editors can even grade color in HDR on 8K ProRes 4444 video while on battery.
16.2" Liquid Retina XDR Display
Featuring mini-LED technology, this MacBook Pro houses a 16.2" Liquid Retina XDR display. Delivering up to 1,000 nits of sustained, full-screen brightness, a high 1,600 nits of peak brightness, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a billion colors, the Liquid Retina XDR display can handle the extreme dynamic range of HDR content, providing detailed shadows, brilliant specular highlights, deeper blacks, and vivid colors. The display is less than 4 mm thin, which is achieved by having seven films and diffusers that mix and shape the light efficiently. The oxide thin film transistor (TFT) allows pixels to charge twice as fast as before.
ProMotion - Up to 120 Hz Refresh Rate
With ProMotion technology, the MacBook Pro automatically varies the refresh rate to match the motion of your onscreen content. This helps preserve battery life while also making tasks feel more fluid and responsive. This means that the display can have up to a 120 Hz refresh rate. Video editors will also have the option to lock in a refresh rate that is optimal for their footage.
P3 Wide Color Gamut
The narrow-band LED-powered backlight allows the MacBook Pro to represent the P3 wide color gamut for brilliant, true-to-life color in photos and videos.
Storage - Bring Your Whole Studio with You
The MacBook Pro can be configured with up to 8TB of SSD storage so you can take your photo or video libraries with you no matter where you're headed. And with superfast speeds, massive files load in an instant and pro apps launch in a blink. This particular model comes with a 8TB SSD.
Thunderbolt 4
Thunderbolt 4 combines ultra-high bandwidth with the versatility of the USB Type-C industry standard to create one revved-up universal port. It integrates data transfer, charging, and video output in a single connector, delivering up to 40 Gb/s of throughput for twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2. The MacBook Pro is equipped with three ports, so you can do all of that from either side. Existing devices are easily connected with a cable or adapter. And Thunderbolt 4 is reversible, so no matter how you plug in, it's always right side up.
MagSafe 3
MagSafe 3 makes connecting a power cable quick and easy while also protecting your MacBook Pro. Apple also brings fast charging to the MacBook Pro, allowing you to charge up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes.
High-Fidelity Audio
Spatial Sound Speakers and Better Mics
The MacBook Pro features a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system, which has two tweeters for a clearer soundstage as well as four force-cancelling woofers, resulting in 80 percent more bass. The sound system also supports spatial audio, providing a three-dimensional audio experience, whether you're listening to music or watching a movie in Dolby Atmos. Apple also has studio microphones that have a lower noise floor, resulting in clear calls as well as voice recordings.
Full HD 1080p FaceTime HD Camera
Now with a Full HD 1080p FaceTime HD camera, the MacBook Pro uses the ISP and Neural Engine in M1 Pro and M1 Max for computational video that enhances video quality.
System Navigation
Physical function keys are back with the Magic Keyboard on the MacBook Pro. Replacing the Touch Bar, the familiar, tactile function keys have made their return. There is even a wider ESC key.
Touch ID
The Touch ID enables fast, easy authentication for secure logins and purchases.
Force Touch Trackpad
Speed your workflow with Force click and multi-touch gestures.
All-Day Battery Life
From pro workflows to everyday tasks, the MacBook Pro delivers power efficiency while still maintaining performance. The MacBook Pro can deliver up to 21 hours of video playback.

Apple MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max Late 2021 Specs

Operating SystemmacOS
Model YearLate 2021
ProcessorApple M1 Max
CPU Performance 8-Core
Efficiency Dual-Core
Graphics TypeIntegrated
GPUApple (32-Core)
Memory TypeEmbedded DRAM
Total Installed Memory64 GB
Memory Configuration64 GB (Onboard)
Buffered MemoryNo
ECC MemoryNo
Panel TypeMini-LED LCD
Aspect Ratio16:10
Resolution3456 x 2234
FinishGlossy with Antireflective Coating
Maximum Brightness500 cd/m2 (Sustained in SDR Mode)
1000 cd/m2 (Sustained in HDR Mode)
1600 cd/m2 (Peak in HDR Mode)
Refresh Rate120 Hz
Contrast Ratio1,000,000:1
Variable Refresh TechnologyApple ProMotion
Storage and Expansion
2.5" SlotsNone
Total Installed Capacity8 TB
Solid State Storage1 x 8 TB Proprietary Apple NVMe
Optical DriveNone
USB Type-C3 x Thunderbolt 4 (Supports DisplayPort/HDMI/DVI and 100 W Power Delivery)
Display1 x HDMI 2.0 Output
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speakers6 and Subwoofer
Built-In Microphones3
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
MU-MIMO SupportYes
WebcamUser-Facing: 1080p
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
CapacityNon-Removable: 100 Wh
Estimated Battery Life21 Hours
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard78-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight and Fingerprint Reader
Pointing DeviceForce Touch Trackpad
SecurityFingerprint Reader
Power Supply140 W with Magsafe
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
CertificationsENERGY STAR
*as per Manufacturer
Dimensions14.01 x 9.77 x 0.66" / 35.6 x 24.8 x 1.7 cm
Weight4.8 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.49 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.3 x 13.6 x 3"

Apple MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max Late 2021 Reviews

new MacBook Pro is great

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-22

The new (well, 2021) MacBook Pro is great - the only complaint might be that it's a bit heavier than the 2016 model it replaced. Works great, it was easy to get everything switched over from my last MacBook. Recommended!

Awesome MacBook

By Jeanne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

Fantastic machine.

Incredibly Fast

By Kurt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-16

Such a great machine! It has increased my video editing productivity massively.

Very responsive track pad for precision work

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-16

Just one seemingly small point: If you have struggled, as I have, with Lightroom's straighten tool or others that require very precise drag-and-release action, the track pad on this MacBook will make your life a lot easier.


By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

I've been an Apple user since the early 1990's, but this is the most incredible machine I have ever owned. In fact, I've bought two of the same MacBook Pro Max as my wife wanted one after having seen mine. We are happy users.

A Mature Upgrade

By Franklin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

I've owned several MacBook Pros over the years, and this is the best one yet. I can't say what problems will develop in the coming months and years, but for now it is a brilliant step up from my previous MBPs. I didn't think the 16 screen would be much of a difference over the 15 but it is. Side by side they appear pretty much the same, but in day to day use the 16 is a better experience. The rendering speed in Final Cut Pro is noticeable, and plug-ins like Topaz Video Enhance AI are much faster. Again, we'll see how this one holds up. My previous MBPs have suffered with failed graphics cards, SD card ports, keyboards, and loose USB-C ports, so time will tell.

Very fast

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

I've always been a Windows person and have had a i7 Dell XPS for about 6 years. I use Topaz Sharpen AI with Lightroom/Photoshop and with the Dell it would take a few minutes to apply to the picture and the computer would get so hot I would have to set it aside until it finished. With the Mac it finishes in seconds and the fan has never even kicked on. Very expensive but I'm happy with the purchase.

works great as expected

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

Ordering was easy, the thing arrived right when it was supposed to, and switching from my old 2016 macbook to this one was a breeze.

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Do these new MacBook Pro's still have Airplay?

Do these new MacBook Pro's still have Airplay?
Asked by: Danny
Yes, all of the new models of MacBook Pro support AirPlay.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2022-08-22

Can the Apple MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max 10-Core ...

Can the Apple MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max 10-Core 32-Core GPU 64GB Ram edit 12K Raw from The Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Pro 12K?
Asked by: John
Yes, this laptop will be capable of working with and editing 12K footage.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2022-07-24

Is this item eligible for AppleCare? If not, how ...

Is this item eligible for AppleCare? If not, how much time is left on the Apple manufacturer warranty?
Asked by: Mark
Yes, the Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip is eligible for AppleCare.
Answered by: Nathan F
Date published: 2022-02-22

Hi, How Much Teras Capacity Support The SDXC ...

Hi, How Much Teras Capacity Support The SDXC Card? Thanks
Asked by: JOSE
Apple does not mention the capacity, but I believe you wouldn't have any problem with SD card support with regard to capacity on this computer. Check the link bellow:
Answered by: Luiz O
Date published: 2022-03-27

Photographers--are you able to get a print that ...

Photographers--are you able to get a print that matches what you see on the screen with their "preset"? I ask because apparently you cannot calibrate with an external device like you can with the old macs.
Asked by: Deborah
Yes, you can it would be ideal to calibrate your print profile settings also calibrating the monitor would be ideal to help them match up.
Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-08-29

What's the output resolution? Would I need a 4K ...

What's the output resolution? Would I need a 4K monitor or 5k?
Asked by: Satesh
You can add whichever external monitor you want, up to 3 different displays and no more than 6k each
Answered by: Jesse
Date published: 2022-06-14

Can we upgrade the HD space outside of Apple?

Can we upgrade the HD space outside of Apple?
Asked by: Rolando
I do photo and video (short films) is 32 gb, 24-Core GPU, M1 Max Chip enough? Best Claus
Answered by: Claus
Date published: 2022-05-05

Is it necessary for just adobe softwares

Is it necessary for just adobe softwares
Asked by: Michael
The Apple 16.2" MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip (Late 2021, Space Gray) can use Adobe software however they are recommended (for creative work) but are not necessary for operation of the unit.
Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-07-03
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