ITDC INDIA EPRESS/ITDC NEWS R Apple on Monday gave its Macbook Pro lineup their first design overall in nearly five years. The new 2021 Macbook Pro laptops lose the touchbar but gain a notch, a high refresh-rate display, more ports—and a significant price bump.
The top-of-the-line Macbook Pro 16 will set you back around Rs 6 lakh, making this one of the costliest laptops on the market.
While the new 14 and 16 inch Macbook Pros start from Rs 1,94,900 and 2,39,900 respectively, maxing out their specs with higher capacity SSDs and the more powerful Apple M1 Max chip can more than double the price. The highest-spec Macbook pro 16, with an M1 Max chip with a 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 16-core Neural Engine, 64GB of RAM (which adds Rs 40,000 to the price), and an 8TB SSD drive (alone adding Rs 2.2 lakh) make the price tag a staggering Rs 5,89,900. Bundling a pre-installed installation of Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro pushes the laptop past the Rs 6 lakh mark.
“We set out to create the world’s best pro notebook, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max—a game-changing combination of phenomenal performance, unrivalled battery life, and groundbreaking features,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Given the prestige value of having such an expensive gadget, you might want to keep it clean. Apple has a product for that too: A special “Polishing Cloth” retailing for Rs 1,900 (available for Rs 224 a month via EMI). “Made with soft, non-abrasive material, the Polishing Cloth cleans any Apple display, including nano-texture glass, safely and effectively,” reads the listing on Apple’s website.
The expensive cloth led to some fun on social media, reminscent of last year’s outrage over Apple charging $699 for a set of wheels for its Mac Pro computers.