Apple MacBook Pro M1 Max
Apple's latest MacBook Pro looks at professional users instead of enterprise users. An interesting mix of ports it used to have before Apple decided sleek single-type ports were the answer.
Apple launched their latest MacBook Pro laptops - 14 and 16-inch models (sadly no 18-inch model).
Linus and Luke of Linus Media Group posted their podcast, The WAN Show; in which they stated Mac and Max is too close for clear branding.
I am MaX, I am a Mac user; I will buy a MacBook Pro with M1 Max - full meta reached.
Have a look at Anthony of LInus Media Group's excellent launch video:
HDMI 2.0 is unacceptable; ditch HDMI 2.0 in favour of DisplayPort 1.5 or at least HDMI 2.1.
Going from four TB3 ports to three TB4 ports is not a good decision.
I was hoping for six TB4 ports.
The return of MagSafe in the form of the third version is fantastic!
SD card is not useful; CF card may have been good.
A pure PCIe port (something like an OCuLink) would be wonderful.
USB Type-A is not important to me - I dock or dongle to Type-A.
I doubt 10 Gigabit Ethernet would fit in the chassis; however, it would be useful to many. 10 GE RJ45 would not be useful because I run optical not copper Ethernet.
Apple's latest MacBook Pro looks at professional users instead of enterprise users - this is a portable editing rig, this is not an extremely high-end enterprise rig.
An interesting mix of ports it used to have before Apple decided sleek single-type ports were the answer.
Lots of users are pleased to see the SD card reader; most of whom are photographers.
Videographers are not bothered by the SD card due to most cameras utilising CF card storage media.
I will be purchasing a 2021 MacBook Pro 16-inch with M1 Max and 64 GB DDR5 RAM.
I am undecided what to spec for storage.
I do not do video work; however, I have chuntered through my 2 TB in my Mac mini M1; 4 TB is the minimum spec I would opt for.
My Mac mini M1 will become my backup Mac.