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First look: 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro

Unboxing the new Apple 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro

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Topic: Hardware
It's here!
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It's here!

Just landed on my doorstep.

For more information on the new 16-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro, click here.

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Yup, it's what I ordered

16-inch MacBook Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB storage.

Pull tabs make unboxing easy
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Pull tabs make unboxing easy

Apple puts effort into making the unboxing as easy as possible.

And here it is...
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And here it is...

The packaging is minimalist but perfectly adequate for protecting the MacBook Pro as it traveled across the globe.

It's free!
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It's free!

It feels a lot thicker and heavier than my 2018 MacBook Pro, but far less angular.

The underneath
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The underneath

The feet offer extra height for cooling.

Ports!
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Ports!

This makes this feel like a Pro system.

More ports... and MagSafe
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More ports... and MagSafe

I've missed MagSafe so much.

Very smooth, rounded design
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Very smooth, rounded design

This MacBook Pro is far less angular and sharp than my 2018 version.

No Touch Bar
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No Touch Bar

So long, Touch Bar. You won't be missed.

MagSafe cable
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MagSafe cable

The cable is braided and feels tough.

MagSafe connector
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MagSafe connector

Familiar design.

MagSafe connector
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MagSafe connector

5-pin connector.

The notch
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The notch

I hadn't noticed it up until I thought about taking a photo of it.

Fingerprint reader
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Fingerprint reader

Feels more integrated snd smoother than the reader built into the Touch Bar.

New hinges
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New hinges

The hinges feel stronger and more robust.

The charger
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The charger

This thing is chunky!

Charger specs
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Charger specs

More power.Maximum output of 28V at 5A.

Charging the MacBook Pro
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Charging the MacBook Pro

The MagSafe connector makes a decisive magnetic connection. Nice.

Migrating my data
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Migrating my data

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