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Apple MacBook Pro M1 (14.2-inch, 2021)

Apple MacBook Pro M1 (14.2-inch, 2021)
alaScore 93

46 reviews

Sep, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro M1 (14.2-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the energy efficiency and battery. The portability and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price. Views about the touchpad and screen are different.

performance, design, portability, battery, energy


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro M1 (14.2-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 and 16 (2021) review: return to form


Let's start simply: the new MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips are incredible — the fastest laptops we've ever tested in some tasks, with some of the longest battery life we've ever seen. Apple's big bet on moving away from Intel CPUs and AMD...

Incredible performance ; Beautiful display ; We have escaped from Dongletown ; Incredible performance ; Incredible battery life for M1 Pro model ; Beautiful display ; Our long national Touch Bar nightmare is over

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

The other is that Apple is still in the midst of the transition to its own chips, and the software ecosystem isn’t totally there. These machines feel like the future, but parts of that future are still a little bit hazy. Will Apple’s GPU ideas get...

Jan, 2023

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

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 (

MacBook Pro 14 review


Practically perfect, just missing a USB-A port

Apr, 2022

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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.

We'd love to see a MacBook Pro with these ports at a more affordable price, but that's not in the cards right now. The MacBook Air M2 comes close thanks to its MagSafe charger, but it still lacks an HDMI port and SD card reader. All that said, the new...

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Peter Gotschalk (

Apple MacBook Pro 14″ M1 Pro (2021) Apple MacBook Pro 14" M1 Pro (2021) Review - The MacBook Pro you've been waiting for


Apple's new MacBook Pro with 14-inch display and M1 Pro processor is the perfect combination of high performance and mobility.

Fastest laptop ever. Brilliant and bigger screen, and we've got most ports back, while the Touch Bar has disappeared.

Great with more ports, but lacks the good old USB-A input, so you don't completely get rid of dongles.

If, like me, you’ve been waiting for Apple to finally revamp its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro line, now is the time.

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Alex Iliev (

Apple MacBook Pro 14 review – top-notch device that has been long-awaited


We were really excited from the time rumors started appearing about the new Apple M1 chips. There was confusion about the name, their specs, and their performance. And now that they are here, it…

Exceptional performance from the new SoCs;Comfortable keyboard;Three Thunderbolt 4 connectors + SD card reader and HDMI connector;Doesn’t use PWM;Great build quality;Very good battery life;Loud and dynamic speakers;120Hz adaptive ProMotion display;99%...

Still no USB Type-A ports;Soldered RAM and storage;Awkward notch on the display;Uses PWM

Perhaps the main reason you are here is to know if buying the MacBook Pro 14 is worth your hard-earned money. And let’s be frank – it is quite expensive. Even the base option will set you back some good $2000. First things first, we think that Apple...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Javed-Anwer (indiatoday)

Apple MacBook Pro 14 review: More power to pros


Apple's new MacBook Pro 14 and Pro 16 are meant to be workhorses. In this review of the MacBook Pro 14 we found that this is a laptop that will appeal to working professionals even if some of its aspects, like the design, may not be liked by regular...

Fast ; Punchy screen ; Great hardware and software combo


Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) review


The MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) brings the power of Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max hardware to a smaller, more portable laptop

Excellent screen ; Great performance ; Long lasting battery ; Portable


The MacBook Pro 14-inch is one of the best laptops we’ve ever used. It won’t be for everyone, but if you have the budget, this portable powerhouse is an incredible investment for photographers and video makers. If you want a larger screen, the 16-inch...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Miles Somerville (

MacBook Pro 14″ $1,999 M1 Pro review [Video]


The new M1 MacBook Pros are finally here. And while the fully specced M1 Max model may be dominating the headlines; I think it's arguably a lot more important to see how the base level MacBook Pro performs. If you spend the least amount of money you...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Samuel Axon (

2021 MacBook Pro review: Yep, it’s what you’ve been waiting for


It's remarkable what this portable machine can do.

Amazing performance with hardly any noise or heat

Markedly bulkier and heavier than its predecessor

Oct, 2021