M1 MacBook Pro 14" Review: The One to Buy!

M1 MacBook Pro 14" Review: The One to Buy!

The M1 MacBook Pro 14 Two Week Review: small in size but not in features. In this review I talk about how awesome this entry level (base spec) MacBook M1 Pro is!
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The 2021 M1 Pro includes a brighter screen, new ports, better battery and incredible power! Plus why I think the M1 Pro 14 is probably the best value for money model to buy this year.

I’ve exclusively used the 14 to edit photos in Lightroom and create videos in Final Cut Pro over the last week, and can safely say it’s more than enough for most tasks. I’ll also compare it to the 16 M1 Max (exporting speed and screen size) as well as going over the pros and cons of the 14.

Thanks for watching, Chris.

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00:00 | Intro
00:53 | Inside the Box
01:23 | Design
01:55 | Portability
02:51 | Screen Size
06:31 | Power and Speed
08:50 | Ports are Back!
09:57 | Keys and Track Pad
11:12 | Speakers
12:05 | Battery and Charging
12:51 | Spec and Prices
13:23 | Which MacBook Pro?

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  1. SpawnPoiint
    SpawnPoiint 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Thank you for the continued support everyone 🙏

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  2. Bethel Studios KE
    Bethel Studios KE 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Great Review.

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  3. Martin
    Martin 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    My employer finally let me choose a new work machine. It had to be something from Dell or Apple, so I chose the Macbook Pro 16. For personal use, I before had already ordered a 14" Thinkpad Yoga (paid my own money), now I am curious which of the machines I will use more, once they have arrived.

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  4. Tesla Perfection
    Tesla Perfection 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Very well done video.

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  5. Radek Holešinský
    Radek Holešinský 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Spec-wise it is a great device but personally I have really a problem with the PWM and its relatively lower frequency even compared to MBA which is often not mentioned. After few hours of work, my eyes feel very tired which doesnt happen on 5 year old windows machine I rather prefer due to this aspect. Unfortunatelly I am returning the MBP 14 because of this

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  6. Clean Money
    Clean Money 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    So the basic model will be more than capable for 4k editing? I edit on my 2020 iPad Pro and I’m looking to get into Final Cut Pro and feel I don’t need a maxed spec laptop. Would you agree?

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  7. Dante Viper Brandolini
    Dante Viper Brandolini 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Another Outstanding Apple M1 MacBook Pro 14" Review by you Sir….😝😝👻👽

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  8. Patricia
    Patricia 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Hello! Was there any particular reason on why you chose space grey instead of silver? I’m torn between these two colors and it’s been days but i still haven’t decided on the final color yet 😓 I wanted the space grey one but i heard it smudges easily and the paint will have discoloration a few years after using them. While the silver one might be more durable but i’m afraid the reflection on the palm area might distract my focus to the screen ☹ (I'm thinking of buying the 14" ones btw and i’m planning to use it for at least 5 years)

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  9. Vegard Boge
    Vegard Boge 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Can you give link to your backpack? I could not find it:(

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  10. Anubhav
    Anubhav 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Is the base version of 14" worth for a programmer/Developer or should I stick with the air?

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  11. MARK  Valllega
    MARK Valllega 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    if you will give me a chanses to tray a macbook pro for free becouse i'm not that rich to get and buys one but i want to have one so i can you it for my school end to my part time job if you like to sponsor me i 'm glad to thank you for giving me a laptotp

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  12. Tim Hornswaggle
    Tim Hornswaggle 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Where’s my thumbs up for staying till the end?

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  13. Vegard Boge
    Vegard Boge 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    What backpack did you use in the video? And im trying do decide between 14" and 16". Its so hard to choose. Im mostly at home. And want to use an ultrawide monitor. But i also want to use the macbook screen when im in other rooms in my apartment. And when im at my families place🤔

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  14. Haroon M
    Haroon M 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Hey all, I've gone through maybe 3 Macbook 14s and they all seem to have a sound crackling issue when playing video/audio on YouTube/apple music, Spotify etc. There are reddit forums on this issue how come no one talks about this?

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  15. V_STANDS_FOR_VALUE
    V_STANDS_FOR_VALUE 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    That sound test was useless, why not just record them in different moments and use split screen ?

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  16. TN.
    TN. 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    USB -C fast charging is limited to the 14" as well

    16" must be magsafe which is a small caveat

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  17. Michael
    Michael 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Which make and model chair r u using?

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  18. Chad Hackman
    Chad Hackman 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Go figure, a 14" review making me question my model purchase even more. 16" just seems like more of a complete machine given my old 2009 15" setup which needs updating.

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  19. Jeff D
    Jeff D 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Wondering what make/model the black stand up desk is that you have in the video?

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  20. Rishab Ghosh
    Rishab Ghosh 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    I Would Go For The 16-Inch MacBook.

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  21. Mani kv
    Mani kv 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    'Aluminium'.. yeah, he is British

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  22. Daniyal9
    Daniyal9 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Whoever has enough money for this is lucky 🍀

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  23. Christopher Sheffield
    Christopher Sheffield 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    I bought the 13" M1 MBP in 2020 but just recently upgraded to the base model 14" MBP. I had more than enough power with the M1 for my workflow which is just streaming, web browsing and school work so the M1 Pro is definitely overkill but I really wanted the ports and the mini-LED screen. So far I am loving the new 14" and it does everything I need my laptop to do and I feel like it is future proofed for at least the next 5-6 years.

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  24. harry singh
    harry singh 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Hello, I want to buy mac for my online business and university work, which one I should buy. I don’t do any creative work, I just open lots of tabs in chrome or safari and do my online business and uni work. Which mac would be the best for me, macbook air 2020 M1 chip 512gb, macbook pro 2020 M1 chip 512gb or macbook pro 14inch 2021 M1 pro chip?

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thanks in advance 😃

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  25. Ahmed Sedqi
    Ahmed Sedqi 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Thanks a lot for your advice

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  26. Recep Balıbey
    Recep Balıbey 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Can you please recommend a dock for M1 Macbook Pro 14'' ?

    I need LAN input and USB 3.0.

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  27. Patriot
    Patriot 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    How can I get MacBook service for nothing? Took my 2019 MacBook Pro I bought in 2020 to Apple Store and they could not fix. They wanted $700 to just send it in for service? Not on warranty anymore. Paid over $2000 for trash

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  28. Belarusian In UK
    Belarusian In UK 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    The diff in price between 14 and 16 inch is just 20 pounds. Can be less if you buy on ebay and get a good deal. I personally went for 14inch, 10/16c, 32gb, 1tb, grey

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  29. Mohannad AlFarhan
    Mohannad AlFarhan 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    I have decided to take the 14" because I will be moving a lot and I have big screen on my desk, but I want to ask if anyone think that I should go for the 32GB RAM rather than the base model, 16.
    I think of configuring base model with this only upgrade.
    Please advice me, as I do light to medium video editing, and I like to open many apps.

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  30. Cathlaine
    Cathlaine 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    I like the 13 inches thickness for travel but the 14 inches is much better but thicker ugh! Thanks for the review .

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  31. ricardo duran
    ricardo duran 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    I choose the 14inch even though I like the bigger screen of the 16, to me the 14inch looks more premium looking, the 16inch looks less premium, that’s just my opinion

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  32. JariVisuals
    JariVisuals 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Great video! Im thinking of getting the 14 inch for video editing on the go.. Already have a great pc at home, current laptop is able to withstand 15 minutes without being plugged in 😅

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  33. ice wallo come
    ice wallo come 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    Base M1 pro is faster and more efficient than like 99% of all laptops in the market

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  34. ShillienAvenger
    ShillienAvenger 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    is that grey or silver? nice video!

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  35. Sorry I'm Late
    Sorry I'm Late 6 May, 2022, 07:13

    But talking of portability and anything that 14" offer, would the Air M1 13.3" do the same for us at lighter weight and cheaper price ?

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