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Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) M1 Max

Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) M1 Max
Brand: Apple
Category: MacBook
  • Processor Apple M1 Pro chip
  • Display 14.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display
  • RAM 16GB 32GB 64GB
  • Storage 512GB 1024GB(1TB) 2048GB(2TB) 4096GB(4TB) 8192GB(8TB)
  • Web Cam 1080p FaceTime HD camera
  • OS macOS
Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) M1 Max
Apple MacBook Pro 14 inch 2021 Technical Specifications

Product Brand: Apple

Editor's Rating:


  • Incredible performance with Apple's M1 Max chip, providing fast and efficient processing power.
  • Larger 14-inch Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology and mini-LED backlighting delivers sharp and vibrant visuals with high contrast and brightness.
  • Improved sound quality with six speaker system and spatial audio support.
  • Long battery life, lasting up to 21 hours on a single charge.
  • MacOS software provides a streamlined and user-friendly experience.
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID sensor for secure login and purchases.
  • Solid build quality with an aluminum body.
  • Additional ports including HDMI, SDXC card reader, and MagSafe 3 charging.


  • High price point compared to other laptops in its class.
  • Limited support for some legacy software and peripherals that are not yet optimized for the M1 Max chip.
  • Limited upgradeability with only two Thunderbolt 4 ports and two USB 4 ports.
  • Heavier and bulkier than previous models.
  • No water resistance rating.

Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, M1 Max, 2021) laptop Specs and Features

The new MacBook Pro (14-inch M1 Max, 2021) is a powerful, well-designed laptop. It has a large, bright display, a fast processor, and a good selection of ports. The keyboard is comfortable to type on, and the trackpad is large and responsive.

The battery life is excellent, and the overall performance is very good. The only downsides are the lack of a built-in SD card reader and the high price tag. The MacBook Pro (14-inch, M1 Max, 2021) is a great laptop for power users and professionals.

What are the specifications of the MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) M1 Max laptop?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2021) M1 Max laptop:

  • Processor: 2.0 GHz 10-core or 24-core Apple M1 Max processor, turbo boost up to 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB 6400 MHz onboard memory
  • Storage: 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB SSD
  • Display: 14.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display, 3024-by-1964 native resolution at 254 pixels per-inch, XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
  • Graphics: Apple custom-made M1 Pro GPU with 32 core
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • I/O: SDXC card slot, HDMI port, MagSafe 3 port, Three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Colours: Silver, Space Gray

Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Laptop Computer
Released 18 October, 2021
Status Available
External Buttons and Connectors SDXC card slot
HDMI port
3.5 mm headphone jack
MagSafe 3 port
Three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports with support for:
Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)

Processor (CPU)

Processor Type Apple M1 Max
Processor Speed 2.0 GHz
Processor Cores Deca Core
Base frequency 2.0 Ghz
Turbo frequency 3.2 GHz
Threads 10
Fabrication process 5 nm
64-bit Computing
Processor Details 6 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores
14-core GPU
16-core Neural Engine
200GB/s memory bandwidth

Media engine
Hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW
Video decode engine
Video encode engine
ProRes encode and decode engine

M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 24-core GPU
M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 32-core GPU
Benchmarks Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Memory (RAM)

RAM Speed 6400 MHz
RAM Max upto 64 GB
User Upgradable No
Channels 4x4 GB


Storage Type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage Capacity 512GB
Technology PCIe
Channels 1x512 GB
User Upgradable No

Display Info

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Liquid Retina XDR display
Size 14.2 inch
Resolution 3024-by-1964 native resolution
Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 1 billion colours
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 254 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Contrast 48900:1
DCI-P3 color gamut 99.3%
Response time 49 ms
Max. brightness 500 nits
Extras 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
XDR brightness: 1000 nits sustained full-screen, 1600 nits peak (HDR content only)
SDR brightness: 500 nits
1 billion colours
Wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
Refresh rates

ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz


Height 0.61 inch (1.55 cm)
Width 12.31 inch (31.26 cm)
Depth 8.71 inch (22.12 cm)
Weight 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)
Colors Silver
Space Gray
Area 691 cm2 (107.2 inch2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~84.6%
Side bezels 3.4 mm
Opening angle 135°
Transformer No
Touch Screen No
Cooling system Active, Vapor chamber - No, Number of fans - 2, Max. fan speed (RPM) - 6241 RPM, Noise level - 49.5 dB

Graphics Card

GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Apple M1 Max GPU (32-core)
GPU Type Integrated
Fabrication process 5 nm
TGP 30 W
GPU base clock 450 MHz
GPU boost clock 1296 MHz
Memory size System Shared
Memory type LPDDR5
Memory bus 256 bit
Memory speed 6.4 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 4096
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 256
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 128
GPU performance 10.4 TFLOPS

Operating System

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. macOS

Battery or Power Info

Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 70 Wh
Placement Non-removable
Weight of AC adapter 274 gramm
Cable length 2 meters
Charge power 67 / 96 W
Charging port position Left, Right
USB Power Delivery Yes
Fast charging Yes
Full charging time 2:30 hr

Multimedia Features

Audio File Formats Supported formats include AAC, MP3, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Atmos
Video File Formats Supported formats include HEVC, H.264, and ProRes
HDR with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG
Display Support Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colours and:

Up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colours (M1 Max)

Thunderbolt 4 digital video output

Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output are supported using adapters (sold separately)

HDMI digital video output

Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
Speakers 4.2
Dolby Atmos Yes
Loudness 84.9 dB
Microphone 3

Connectivity Info

Bluetooth Features Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. v5
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. v6
Fingerprint Yes
Optical drive No

Input and Output

Keyboard and Trackpad Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
Touch ID
Ambient light sensor
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures.

Key travel - 1 mm
USB Type-C 3x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4
HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. 1x HDMI 2.0
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Display Port No
Ethernet (RJ45) No
SD card reader Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes
Keyboard type Island
Numpad No
Backlight Yes

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