New MacBook Pro tidbits: size and weight, benchmarks, HDMI 2.0 limitations, more

By Chance Miller

October 18, 2021

The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are officially here. They pack an all-new design, higher-resolution displays, more ports, and the latest and greatest Apple Silicon on the inside. Head below as we round up some smaller tidbits about the new MacBook Pro lineup…

Weight and thickness The new MacBook Pro models feature additional ports on the side, including a new MagSafe connector for charging, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot. Despite these additions, the new MacBook Pros are only ever-so-slightly thicker than their predecessors, but noticeably heavier.

According to Apple’s technical specifications pages for the new MacBook Pros, here are the dimensions of the new 14-inch and 16-inch machines compared to the previous models. 14-inch MacBook Pro Weight: 3.5 pounds (up from 3.0 pounds)  Thickness: 0.61 inch (equal to 0.61 inch)  Depth: 8.71 inches (Up from 8.36 inches) Width: 14.01 inches (Up from 11.97 inches)

16-inch MacBook Pro Weight: 4.7 pounds (up from 4.3 pounds) Thickness: 0.66 inch (up from 0.64 inch)  Depth: 9.77 inches (Up from 9.68 inches) Width: 14.01 inches (Down from 14.09-inches)

These numbers place the M1 Max chip at around 2x the performance of the current M1 chip, and make it the fastest Mac available outside of the high-end Xeon-powered iMac and Mac Pro models.

Charger Interestingly, Apple says that the entry-level 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro on the inside includes a 67W USB-C power adapter in the box. The higher-end configuration, however, includes a 96W power adapter in the box. On the flip side, all configurations of the 16-inch model include 140W USB-C power adapters in the box.