Apple is no stranger to wiping the slate clean; ditching its own standards and designs even at the height of their popularity because it thinks something better is around the corner. From the original iMac which had no floppy drive and the iPhone 7 ditching the headphone jack, to the 2012 MacBooks with only USB Type-C, Apple's quest for minimalism has often upset its customers. However, there have been rare occasions when the behemoth has had to accept that it went wrong – the buttonless third-gen iPod shuffle was replaced with its own predecessor, the shallow “butterfly” MacBook keyboard has been consigned to history, and more recently Safari's drastic beta redesign has been shelved. The company will even soon begin allowing users to repair some of their own hardware problems at home.
The 2021 MacBook Pro refresh introduces a new 14-inch screen size, and sees the debut of Apple's more powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. Fans will be happy that MagSafe, HDMI, and an SD card slot have returned, and few will complain that Apple has dropped the Touch Bar. However the new notched screen will be a controversial feature. In use, the new MacBook Pro delivers excellent performance as well as battery life. The screen is crisp and vibrant, and apart from a few bugs, the notch is easy to get used to. The speakers are surprisingly rich and powerful, and Apple has done well with its keyboard, trackpad and webcam as well. Starting prices are high, and Apple still charges way too much for higher RAM and storage tiers. None of the hardware is upgradeable. Apple fans looking for an upgrade will like the new MacBook Pro, but there are plenty of reasonably priced Windows alternatives out there now.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Apple MacBook Pro 2021 Laptop (Mac, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Apple M1 Pro 8 Core, Space Grey, 14 inch)||₹ 181,990|
|Apple MacBook Pro 2021 Laptop (Mac, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Apple M1 Pro 8 Core, Silver, 14 inch)||₹ 194,900|
|Apple MacBook Pro 2021 Laptop (Mac, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Apple M1 Pro 10 Core, Space Grey, 14 inch)||₹ 213,894|
|Apple MacBook Pro 2021 Laptop (Mac, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Apple M1 Pro 10 Core, Silver, 14 inch)||₹ 219,894|
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch 2021 price in India starts from ₹ 213,894. The lowest price of Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch 2021 is ₹ 213,894 at Amazon on 1st February 2023.
|Model||MacBook Pro 14-inch 2021|
|Price in India||₹213,894|
|Release date||18th October 2021|
|Dimensions (mm)||22.12 x 31.26 x 1.55|
|Colours||Silver, Space Gray|
|Battery Life (up to hours)||17|
|Battery Capacity (WHR)||70|
|Expandable RAM up to (GB)||64GB|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax|
|Number of USB Ports||3|
|Thunderbolt 4 (Type C)||3|
|Multi Card Slot||SDXC Card Reader|
|Headphone and Mic Combo Jack||Yes|