MacBook Pro 14” (2021) Specifications

Here's what you need to know about MacBook Pro 14” (2021) including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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MacBook Pro 14” (2021)

Key FeaturesMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
At Glance
Released in Late
2021
16:10 XDR
14.2”
1964p 120Hz
Weight
3.5 lb
1.59 kg
Up to
Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
10C/10T, 3.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,747
Single Core
Geekbench 5
12,185
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M1 Max iGPU
32 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
64GB
Unified Memory
MacBook Pro 14” (2021) Ports
AvailabilityMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Released2021
Release Info
  • Announced on October 18, 2021.
  • Available on October 26, 2021.
Pricing
  • $1,999
    M1 Pro, 8C CPU, 14C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $2,499
    M1 Pro, 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 1TB
  • $3,099
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 24C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $3,299
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $3,699
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 1TB
  • $4,099
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 2TB
  • $4,699
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 4TB
  • $5,899
    M1 Max, 10C CPU, 32C GPU, 64GB, 8TB
Stores
MacBook Pro 14” (2021) Price
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray
By Apple
$2,499.00
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$2,345.00
Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" with Retina Display, M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Silver, Late 2020
Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" with Retina Display, M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Silver, Late 2020
By Apple
$1,647.99
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,249.97
Was: $1,493.08
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,498.70
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$889.97
ExteriorMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Dimensions
  • Height: 0.61 inch (1.55 cm)
  • Width: 12.31 inches (31.26 cm)
  • Depth: 8.71 inches (22.12 cm)
Weight3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
DisplayMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Size14.2 Inches
Info
  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Size: 14.2-inch
    • Technology: Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Resolution: 3024 x 1964
    • Pixel Density: 254 PPI
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
    • Up to 1000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • Color
      1 billion colors Wide color (P3) True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates
    • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
    • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz
PortsMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Ports
MacBook Pro 14” (2021) Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™️ 4
    Supports USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s), DisplayPort, and charging.
  • 1 x MagSafe 3
  • 1 x Headphone jack
Right
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™️ 4
    Supports USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s), DisplayPort, and charging.
  • 1 x SDXC card slot
  • 1 x HDMI port
Internal SpecsMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Processor
  1. Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  2. Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  3. Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
  4. Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 3.20 GHz,
Geekbench 5 Single Core
MacBook Pro 14” (2021)1
Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)1,73299.14%
2
Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)1,73799.43%
3
Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)1,747100.00%
4
Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)1,747100.00%
01,747
Geekbench 5 Multi-Core
MacBook Pro 14” (2021)1
Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)9,51278.06%
2
Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)11,98898.38%
3
Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)12,185100.00%
4
Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)12,185100.00%
012,185
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
    Apple M1 Pro iGPU
    14 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
    Apple M1 Pro iGPU
    16 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  3. Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
    Apple M1 Max iGPU
    24 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  4. Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
    Apple M1 Max iGPU
    32 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
Unified Memory
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD
ConnectivityMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
BatteryMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Size70 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 17 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply
  • 67W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 8-core CPU models
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 10-core CPU or M1 Max models. Supports Fast-Charging.
SoftwareMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
OSShipped with macOS Monterey
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player
Camera & AudioMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
Camera1080p FaceTime HD camera 
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
Audio
  • High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones
MiscMacBook Pro 14” (2021)
SensorsTouch ID sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • 14‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 67W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 8-core CPU models.
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M1 Pro with 10-core CPU or M1 Max models.
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
More
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Pro) or
    • Up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors (M1 Max)
  • Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
  • HDMI digital video output
    • Support for one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz
    • DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (sold separately)

MacBook Pro 14” (2021) Price

Here is the latest price update for MacBook Pro 14” (2021).

MacBook Pro 14” (2021) Price
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray
By Apple
$2,499.00
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2021 Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 8‑core CPU and 14‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$2,345.00
Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" with Retina Display, M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Silver, Late 2020
Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" with Retina Display, M1 Chip with 8-Core CPU and 8-Core GPU, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, Silver, Late 2020
By Apple
$1,647.99
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,249.97
Was: $1,493.08
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,498.70
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$889.97

MacBook Pro 14” (2021): Quick Look

Here is our quick look at MacBook Pro 14” (2021).

MacBook Pro 14” (2021)

Apple has revealed the MacBook Pro 14” , a 14.2-inch machine, in late-2021. It is powered by up to a 10-core Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G). The laptop has an integrated graphics option up to Apple M1 Max iGPU (32 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores). For display option, it has a 14.2 inch display with the following key specifications:

  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Size: 14.2-inch
    • Technology: Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Resolution: 3024 x 1964
    • Pixel Density: 254 PPI
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
    • Up to 1000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • Color
      1 billion colors Wide color (P3) True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates
    • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
    • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz

Moreover, Apple claims that the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) supports up to 64GB Unified memory. Unfortunately, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users.

Additionally, the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) measures 12.31” x 8.71” x 0.61” (312.67 x 221.23 x 15.49 mm) and weight at 3.5 lbs. (1.59 kg). The laptop features the following ports:

Left
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™️ 4
    Supports USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s), DisplayPort, and charging.
  • 1 x MagSafe 3
  • 1 x Headphone jack
Right
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™️ 4
    Supports USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s), DisplayPort, and charging.
  • 1 x SDXC card slot
  • 1 x HDMI port

In summary, here is what you need to know about the MacBook Pro 14” (2021).

  • All-New MacBook Pro Design - the new design focus on functionality and performance. It has a larger chassis that provides more room for an advanced thermal system that can move 50 percent more air than the previous generation.
  • New M1 Pro and M1 Max Chip - The new 14” MacBook Pro features the new M1 Pro, and M1 Max applies a system-on-a-chip (SoC) architecture. Both processors feature fast unified memory and increased memory bandwidth up to 400GB/s, 8-core CPU, 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, and with best-in-class performance per watt and industry-leading power efficiency.
  • New Liquid Retina XDR with ProMotion Display - featuring mini-LED technology used in iPad Pro, the Liquid Retina XDR display delivers up to 1,000 nits of sustained, full-screen brightness, an incredible 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
  • Better Battery Life - It delivers up to 17 hours of video playback, which is seven additional hours compared to the previous-generation MacBook Pro.

The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) also has some downsides that you might want to know, including:

  • No Touchbar
  • One less Thunderbolt ports