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Apple MacBook Pro M1 (14.2-inch, 2021)

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

21 reviews

Dec, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro M1 (14.2-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the energy efficiency and battery. The design and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price. Comments about the size and screen are different.

performance, portability, design, battery, energy

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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 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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.

Blisteringly-fast performance ; Gorgeous mini-LED display ; Epic battery life ; HDMI, SD memory and MagSafe return ; Comfy Magic Keyboard ; 1080p webcam

No USB-A port ; No update to $1,299 model

, 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.

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Miles Somerville (9to5mac.com)

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 (arstechnica.com)

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

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (creativebloq.com)

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021)

 

Did Apple just release its best ever creative laptop?

Great performance ; Stunning screen ; Excellent battery life ; Good selection of ports

Not the largest screen

The MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021) is the best laptop creative professionals can buy right now. It’s expensive, but the performance and build quality this laptop offers is currently unrivalled.

Oct, 2021

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 : James Hutchinson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Apple MacBook Pro (13in)

 

Apple's smallest MacBook Pro laptop has plenty of power and a long battery life

Fantastic build quality and design, extremely long battery life, multi-touch trackpad, beefy processor and RAM options

RAM upgrades are expensive through Apple, no anti-glare display coating option, battery can't be removed

The 13in Apple MacBook has gone Pro, with more memory, beefier processors and an embedded battery that outlasts similar-sized notebooks we've tested. We would prefer an option for a more powerful graphics card though.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

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 : 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...

Nov, 2021
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