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Stunning photo reveals just how good the new MacBook Pro's design is

Mbp Side By Side
Mbp Side By Side (Image credit: Luke Miani)

What you need to know

  • Apple's new MacBook Pro comes out next week.
  • A new photo reveals the difference between the new and old designs.
  • The side-by-side makes clear the impact the thinner bezels and new display have.

A new side-by-side image of the new MacBook Pro (2021) 14-inch model next to an older 13-inch model reveals the stunning impact the new design has had on Apple's best MacBook.

As shared by Luke Miani, a now-deleted Reddit post shows off both laptops side-by-side in a retail location.

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As you can see, going from 13 to 14-inches does yield a noticeable change in size, however, the impact this has on the size of the display when combined with the thinner bezels is just staggering. If you've been on the fence about the new MacBook Pro this image might well help you take the plunge. It might also help to quell some of the unrest that came when it emerged the new MacBook had a notch to house its new 1080p webcam. The new notch is distinctive and might put some off the new MacBook, but surely the trade-off for the extra display must be worth it?

What might prove harder to stomach is the price, given Apple's newest MacBook Pro starts at $1,999. For that, you'll get the new design, all-new M1 Pro or M1 Max Apple silicon, and a 120Hz mini-LED display.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.

3 Comments
  • I hate the way the new keyboard looks. Why would you do black keys on a black background. That makes it harder for low vision individuals to separate the keys.
  • The sickening trend of selling screens with holes or notches needs to stop. If you want another 3 mm of screen height then just make the entire screen 3 mm taller.
  • I agree with Jamesm1x. This notch thing is utterly ridiculous. I might be able to deal with it on my iPhone but hot on my laptop. I will stick with my 13.3" Intel MBP and continue to move my personal workflow to the iPad which I have come pretty close to completing. I have more than likely bought my last MacBook back in 2020.