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Apple MacBook Pro M1 (16.2-inch, 2021)

Apple MacBook Pro M1 (16.2-inch, 2021)
alaScore 93

50 reviews

Dec, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro M1 (16.2-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. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the size and price.

performance, screen, design, portability, durability

price, size

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Dan Ackerman (

MacBook Pro 2021 review: Apple's M1 Max chip makes a big difference


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

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 : Cliff Joseph (

Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro (M1 Max, late 2021) review: Apple supercharges its flagship laptop | ZDNet


The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is expensive, but the top-end M1 Max chip proves that Apple Silicon can genuinely go toe-to-toe with the most powerful mobile workstations available from rival PC manufacturers.

Superb CPU and GPU performance ; Impressive battery life ; Outstanding Liquid Retina Display ; Improved connectivity, keyboard and webcam

Expensive ; Limited upgrade options ; Slightly heavier than its predecessor

Nov, 2021

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MacBook Pro 2021 (16-inch) review


Apple's MacBook Pro 2021 (16-inch) is an across-the-board improvement that delivers best-in-class performance, especially with M1 Max.


Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Lloyd Coombes (

MacBook Pro M1 Pro 2021 review


Apple's M1 architecture combined with a redesign makes the MacBook Pro M1 Pro 2021 the finest Apple laptop around.

New design offers an incredible display ; Much more capable port setup ; Stunning performance

Bulkier than prior models ; Expensive

The Apple MacBook Pro M1 Pro 2021 lineup is the company’s best yet and offers a portable and powerful way to work for creatives.

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (

Apple MacBook Pro 16 M1 Max Review


Apple's MacBook Pro 16 uses battery life and performance to return the flagship Mac to the top.

Exceptional battery life ; Blazing fast in most apps ; Class-leading display

Lack of Face ID is a bummer ; Some apps aren’t optimized

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Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Alex Iliev (

Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2021) review – Apple teaches the industry a valuable lesson with this one


Can Apple take the crown for the best performance laptop on the market? We are going to answer this question, and a lot more in the following paragraphs, but first we want to talk about why this de…

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;The best speaker setup on a laptop;120Hz adaptive ProMotion...

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

Without a doubt – the M1 Max is the most powerful chip ever to be put on a MacBook. This sounded an awful lot like Apple itself. Let’s paraphrase – the M1 Max is the best all-around laptop chip to be ever made. In certain applications, it is the...

Dec, 2021

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 : Matt Hanson (

Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) review


Apple is back with its best MacBook Pro yet – the new 16-inch 2021 model powered by the M1 Pro or M1 Max chip

Excellent screen ; Fantastic battery life ; Great performance with photo editing apps

Expensive ; Large

The MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021) is a real return to form for Apple, offering a huge amount of power, and new features, that will appeal to professional photographers. However, it’s high price point may put many people off.

Nov, 2021