•  Date Published: 06 Jul 2022
  • Apple M1 Max
  • Apple M1 Max GPU (24-core)
  • 16.2”, Liquid Retina (3456 x 2234), 120 Hz
  • 512GB SSD
  • 32GB RAM
  • 2.10 kg (4.6 lbs)


  • Exceptional performance from the new SoCs
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Three Thunderbolt 4 connectors + SD card reader and HDMI connector
  • Doesn't use PWM
  • Great build quality
  • Very good battery life
  • The best speaker setup on a laptop
  • 120Hz adaptive ProMotion display
  • 99% DCI-P3 coverage with a ton of presets
  • Mini LED backlight with high maximum brightness, and very high contrast ratio
  • Quiet during extreme workload


  • Still no USB Type-A ports
  • Soldered RAM and storage
  • Awkward notch on the display
  • Uses PWM


  • 512GB SSD
  • RAM
  • 32GB RAM
  • OS
  • Mac OS X
  • Body Material
  • Aluminum
  • Dimensions
  • 355.7 x 248.1x 16.8 mm (14.00" x 9.77" x 0.66")
  • Weight
  • 2.10 kg (4.6 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0
  • Card Reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.0
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Touch ID
  • Web camera
  • FHD FaceTime
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Three Microphone Array
  • Speakers
  • 6x Speaker System with force-cancelling woofers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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