New MacBook Pro Finally Features a 1080p Webcam Within a Notch

Apple today unveiled new MacBook Pro models, and while some customers will be disappointed that there is now a notch at the top of the display, one positive is that both the 14-inch and 16-inch models now feature a 1080p webcam, also known as the FaceTime camera.

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Tech specs on Apple's website indicate that the 1080p camera is complemented with an advanced image signal processor for improved video quality compared to previous-generation MacBook Pro models, which had a 720p webcam. During its event, Apple said the camera has a larger sensor with more efficient pixels for 2x better low-light performance.

The new MacBook Pro models also feature Apple-designed M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, a ProMotion display with an adaptive refresh rate between 24Hz and 120Hz, up to 10 hours longer of battery life, and the return of an HDMI port, SD card slot, and MagSafe. In addition, the Touch Bar has been removed in favor of a return to a row of physical Fn keys.


The new MacBook Pro models can be ordered now and will be available on October 26, with pricing starting at $1,999 for the 14-inch model and at $2,499 for the 16-inch model in the United States. The notebooks come in Silver and Space Gray.

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Top Rated Comments

osx86 Avatar
14 weeks ago
so I guess your not supposed to watch anything fullscreen. damn that was a bad design choice for a laptop. on a phone due to bezel restrictions I can understand... but a notch on a laptop? come on, you are better than this apple
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
canadianreader Avatar
14 weeks ago
1080p upgrade doesn't justify a notch
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JonathanLevine Avatar
14 weeks ago
For the love of God dude there’s gotta be at least one person on their design team who thinks this looks absolutely horrific. Their design team is terrible. How somebody at Apple or even multiple people allowed the notch to make it over to the Mac so unnecessarily needs to be fired immediately. I just can’t comprehend why they decided to do this.
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alleggerita Avatar
14 weeks ago
It’s still an amazing machine, notch gonna lie.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IamTimCook Avatar
14 weeks ago

so I guess your not supposed to watch anything fullscreen. damn that was a bad design choice for a laptop. on a phone due to bezel restrictions I can understand... but a notch on a laptop? wth apple
? You still get your 16X9 ratio. Watching full screen is exactly the same.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jaysapple Avatar
14 weeks ago
Thoughts and Prayers
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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