MacBook Pro: The Best Laptop for Creatives


Continuing their transition to custom-designed silicon, Apple has revealed the incredibly powerful MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. These redesigned machines stay true to their “Pro” designation with tons of upgrades and features that will appeal to creatives of all types.

B&H video pro Doug Guerra provides an overview of the brand-new 16" MacBook Pro with M1 Max chip and how it performs for video editing. He dives into all the exciting new features and how they can help you more effectively wrap up your edit.

A Photographer’s Companion

Apple has brought the SD card slot back to the MacBook Pro—that couldn’t be a clearer signal that these new M1-equipped models are meant for photographers. Oh, and they are way more powerful, have a gorgeous display, and seem like the upgrade for which everyone has been waiting. That also means a lot to photographers.

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Master of the Edit Bay

Areturn to form, but don't call it a comeback. The 2021 MacBook Pros are the refresh that Apple users have wished for since they first got their hands on the Touch Bar and butterfly keyboards of the last generation (I think it's now safe to say that most people didn't like those changes). Now, with added power from the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the current MacBook Pro is easily the best laptop for video editors.

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A Powerhouse for Pro Audio

Musicians, podcasters, and other audio professionals need a laptop for all types of workflows. Whether it is jotting down notes for your next project, recording some music memos for a song idea, or even recording and editing an entire podcast, you will need a machine that is powerful and reliable. Enter the 14" and 16" MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. The computers bring a host of upgrades and a hard-to-believe boost to performance that will make all audio pros happy.

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Picking the Best M1 Chip

Over the past year, Apple has completely revamped the MacBook line as part of a transition to its own custom silicon, aka processors. Promoting them has been easy because they are more powerful, more efficient, and generally better. The M1 chip was the start in the 13" MacBook Pro and, now, with the launch of 14" and 16" MacBook Pros, we have the M1 Pro and M1 Max—but which version is best for you?

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