Apple unveiled the new Macbook Pro lineup, with 14.2 and 16.2-inch models, powered by the all-new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips at its ‘Unleashed’ event on Monday, and we thought it would be a good idea to check out how much they could potentially cost if we maxed out every available spec — apparently not.
While these maxed-out specs aren’t realistically needed by us or anyone else who uses the computer for non-graphic-intensive tasks, we really wanted to go all out and see what Apple is offering for the top dime.
So we maxed out the spec sheet on Apple’s website, and here’s what we got.
A maxed-out 16-inch Macbook Pro costs ₹6,35,700 and 14-inch Macbook Pro costs ₹6,25,700
While the 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pro machines, powered by the M1 Pro chipset, can be bought for a starting price of ₹1,94,900 and ₹2,39,900, respectively, we obviously went for the M1 Max chip that boasts a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 16-core Neural engine. Then we also went for the highest available RAM at 64GB, which Apple likes to call unified memory. And because we love onboard storage, we added 8TB SSD to the cart as well.
But that’s not all Apple had to offer. We also got ourselves pre-installed Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, which cost a combined ₹45,800
The final cost? As mentioned above, ₹6,35,700.
If you’re looking to compare, the same spec’d 16-inch Macbook Pro model costs $6598.98 in the USA.
Would anyone need these specs? Sparsely, yes; mostly, no.
Here’s a breakdown of our costs.
|16.2-inch maxed-out Mac Pro||Cost|
|M1 Max model (10-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD)||₹3,29,900|
|8TB SSD Storage||₹2,20,000|
|Final Cut Pro||₹27,900|
Of course, this package includes the XDR display, three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port, SDXC port and Magsafe 3 port as promised by Apple. You also get the Magic keyboard with Touch ID, Force Touch trackpad and a 140W USB-C power brick.
Should you get the 14-inch or 16-inch maxed out Mac Pro?
If you’re going to get yourself the top-end specs available on either of the models, you should know that the difference between the two in India is barely INR 10,000.
If you’re here, we’re assuming shelling an extra 10K on two inches of diagonal screen real estate isn’t a big deal for you. So, it boils down to your choice of a 14 or 16-inch screen.
And if it is a big deal, we recommend looking at the new Mac Pro machines with the M1 Pro chipsets, which are available for a significantly lower starting price than those with M1 Max.
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