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MacBook Pro 14in (M1 Pro/M1 Max) – from £1899

One half of the two-pronged MacBook Pro refresh that landed towards the end of 2021, the 14in MacBook Pro is the smaller, more portable offering that won’t take up quite so much room in a backpack. But before we get too sidetracked by performance (of which it has a lot), let’s focus on what’s changed from the 13in model.

The TouchBar display is gone, replaced by good old fashioned function keys. MagSafe charging has returned, ensuring an accidental tug on the power cable won’t result in a destroyed laptop, and connectivity has grown. A full-size HDMI port and SDXC card reader make a long-overdue return, and you get three Thunderbolt 4 ports.

The 14in mini-LED display is truly gorgeous, with stunning colors and deep blacks, plus a dazzlingly high peak brightness that’s perfect for HDR content. The tweaked keyboard is a pleasure to type on, and the touchpad is expansive.

Even the entry-level model, which has an M1 Pro with 8 CPU cores and 14 GPU cores, paired with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, can kick some serious computational backside. There’s a version with a more powerful GPU if you need it, or you can step up to the beastly M1 Max for unrivaled graphical ability. You’ll want to discuss it with your bank manager before pulling the trigger, though.

Why you’d want it: Exceptional performance with a properly compact footprint. The 14in MacBook Pro is small enough to take on the move, but has the CPU and graphics grunt to challenge most desktop PCs. It’s perfect for on-the-go video editors and developers that travel on the regular.

Tech Specs: Screen 14.3in 3024×1964 Liquid Retina XDR LCD • Processor Apple M1 Pro/M1 Max • RAM 16-64GB • Storage 512GB-8TB SSD • Battery up to 17 hours • OS macOS • Connectivity Wi‑Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm , 3x Thunderbolt 4, MagSafe 3, HDMI, SDXC • Dimensions 313x221x16mm • Weight 1.6kg

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