Here Are All the Ports on the New 14-Inch and 16-Inch MacBook Pro

While all MacBook Pro models released in the last five years featured only two to four Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack, that changed this week with the introduction of the redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

2021 macbook pro ports
Following years of complaints about a lack of ports, both sizes of the new MacBook Pro feature several ports that Apple had removed in 2016, including an HDMI port, SD card slot, and MagSafe. Both models also have three Thunderbolt 4 ports — two on the left side of the machine and one on the right — and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

These ports allow the new MacBook Pro models to support up to two external displays at up to 6K resolution when configured with the M1 Pro chip, and up to four external displays at up to 6K resolution when configured with the M1 Max chip. Apple's tech specs confirm the HDMI port is HDMI 2.0 instead of HDMI 2.1 to the disappointment of some users.

Key features of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro include the additional ports, Apple's next-generation M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, mini-LED displays with a ProMotion adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, up to 10 hours longer battery life, and more.

The new MacBook Pro models can be ordered now, with pricing starting at $1,999 for the 14-inch model and at $2,499 for the 16-inch model. The notebooks will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores on Tuesday, October 26.

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Top Rated Comments

windowsblowsass Avatar
34 months ago

“…instead of HDMI 2.1 to the disappointment of some users.”

What users? You could say this literally about anything on the new machines. “Didn’t include a gum ball dispenser… to the disappointment of some users”. SMH
One week ago: “ we want HDMI back so we can use our portable computers in all kinds of settings where a monitor, projector, or TV is available/needed and we can use it if we didn’t bring an adapter/special cord”

today: “WE NEED HDMI 2.1 SO WE CAN RUN 8K DISPLAYS . MY LIFE IS LITERALLY RUINED, I CAN NO LONGER BE A PRO. TIM APPLE JUST BROKE INTO MY HOME, TIED ME UP WITH A DONGLE, STOLE MY WALLET, AND IS NOW BLUDGEONING ME TO DEATH WITH A THUNDERBOLT DOCK”
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
34 months ago
I’m glad Apple listened and brought back “legacy” ports.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gugy Avatar
34 months ago
I was hoping for the Ethernet port on the power brick, like the iMac. Bummer.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DummyFool Avatar
34 months ago
I would have loved USB-A. I can't find an external mouse that do not lag on an external monitor on my MacBook Air. This is very frustrating.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
calstanford Avatar
34 months ago
Won't buy a new Mac until they add a Parallel Printer port so I can add my HP Laserjet from 1985
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LimitR Avatar
34 months ago
2008 called, they want their tugboat rounded corners Mac back.
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