MacBook Pro launch: Things you may have missed

My word, some people get worked up about tiny things.

There was a lot to process at yesterday's launch of the new MacBook Pros powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, so you might have missed some crucial snippets.

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Here are some things that you may have missed:

  • Yes, you can charge using MagSafe and USB-C.
  • The M1 Max is snapping at the tail of Nvidia's RTX 3080 Laptop edition GPU at a fraction of the power consumption. Imagine what this GPU performance will be like in a Mac Pro with a 1000W PSU.
M1 Max vs Nvidia's RTX 3080 Laptop edition GPU

M1 Max vs Nvidia's RTX 3080 Laptop edition GPU

  • Battery life has seen a huge upgrade, up to 21 hours, which is a 10-hour bump in battery life.
  • Fast charge is coming to the MacBook Pro, allowing it to charge up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.
Fast charge

Fast charge

  • The charger brick is an upgraded 140W unit.
140W charger with detachable USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable

140W charger with detachable USB-C to MagSafe 3 cable