New MacBook Pro Supports Up to Two External Displays With M1 Pro Chip, Up to Four With M1 Max Chip

Apple's newly announced high-end chip for the new MacBook Pro, the M1 Max, can support up to three Pro Display XDRs and a fourth 4K TV display all at the same time, a significant jump in support compared to the single display support that the M1 chip provided.

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The M1 Pro chip supports up to two Pro Display XDRs alone, while the higher-end ‌M1 Max‌ chip extends support to an additional Pro Display XDR and a 4K TV. To support this, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros feature three Thunderbolt 4 ports and an HDMI port.

Overall, the new MacBook Pro with the ‌M1 Pro‌ chip supports up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz, while the new MacBook Pro with the ‌M1 Max‌ chip supports up to three external displays with up to 6K resolution and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz, according to Apple's tech specs.

Apple announced completely redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros models today during its "Unleashed" event. Be sure to catch up on all of the announcements right here on MacRumors.com.

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Top Rated Comments

Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
9 months ago
Three Pro Display XDRs.

I can't even afford new socks - mf'ers keep getting holes in them.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pankajdoharey Avatar
9 months ago
Intel AMD and Nvidia should jump into a river due to shame. A "Lifestyle" company as quoted by Intel CEO is beating them left right and center.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
derdante Avatar
9 months ago
Supporting many external displays is definitely a necessary addition but the lack of HDMI 2.1 is unfortunate. You have a 120hz built-in screen but won't be able to output 4k 120hz over HDMI to a TV for example.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GhostRaider Avatar
9 months ago
Honestly, I think Intel just packed its bags and went home. Nothing comes close to this. Intel should just stay quiet.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
audioadrenaline Avatar
9 months ago
Ok, but can I daisy-chain multiple displays via Multi-Stream Transport via a single cable??
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pankajdoharey Avatar
9 months ago

What is scary is that their marketing is often the truth or even an underestimate...
When M1 came out they said M1 beats top of the line laptops what they didnt say that it can do that without the fan ever starting.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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