The newly designed 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro have returned many of the functions that everyone has knocked out. They also replaced Apple’s own M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. The difference mentioned at the press conference was the main GPU and RAM, but you think it’s over? Apple has just confirmed to MacRumors and our main website that the 16-inch MacBook Pro equipped with the M1 Max chip will have a hidden function “High Power Mode” that was previously revealed. This is a code that is currently in the beta of macOS Monterey. Among the functions, it is said to be able to “optimize performance” to cope with high-demand tasks. The price is that the cooling fan will increase its operation with the increase in performance, which means that there will be more noise.
Is this arrangement fair to users of 14-inch MacBook Pro or 16-inch MBP with M1 Pro chip? In fact, this is not surprising. Because M1 Max is originally positioned at a higher level, it is actually more suitable for use as a workstation or to replace a desktop computer, so most of the usage scenarios will be plug-in use, so it is not necessary to consider endurance when improving performance. However, the 14-inch MBP or the 16-inch MBP of the M1 Pro will be the normal way of using laptops. There will be a need to take it with you, so naturally there will be no high power consumption function.
So when you buy a new MacBook Pro, besides the price and specifications, there is now one more point to consider.