Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M1 Pro, 2021) review: Return of the Mac

There are plenty of changes this year with a bigger screen, more powerful processors, bigger memory options, various ports for connecting things, and more. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The ports have returned allowing you to ditch all those dongles. Now the MacBook Pro features an SDXC card slot, HMDI socket and MagSafe 3 charging port. Yes! (image credit: Pocket-lint)
One of the big changes is the removal of the Touch Bar. Instead you'll get full sized physical keys, as well as bigger ESC and Touch ID keys. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Apple has opted to stick with Touch ID for privacy rather than add additional Face ID sensors as found on the iPad Pro and iPhone ranges. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The new 14.2-inch display has thinner bezels all around, but that's mean the introduction of a notch for the 1080p camera at the top. It sits in the menu bar. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's new processors; the M1 Pro and M1 Max and both are really fast. Other standouts include up to 64GB unified memory and up to 8TB of storage. Gulp. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
All that power needs to be cooled and that means new vents. We do have concerns that dust and dirt will get into the machine so it's something to be aware of. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The overall size of the MacBook Pro hasn't increased that much in even though the screen is much bigger. It should still fit a 13-inch bag or carry case. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Apple's bought the MagSafe charger back and that allows fast charging. The results are fast; 0 to 50 per cent in 30 minutes. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The 2021 MacBook Pro is one of the most powerful machines Apple has ever created and one that many pros will be clambering to have in their creative arsenal. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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