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You need to upgrade the base 14-inch MacBook Pro's power adapter if you want fast charging

By Kenny Yeo - on 20 Oct 2021, 10:18am

You need to upgrade the base 14-inch MacBook Pro's power adapter if you want fast charging

Apple has finally unveiled its long-awaited new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros and they look like incredible machines.

They are powered by Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips and they have mini-LED displays, better ports, and a fast charging feature that allows users to get from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes. 

The cheapest way to get into them is the base model 14-inch MacBook Pro. That starts at S$2,999 and comes with an M1 Pro chip that has 8 CPU cores and 14 GPU cores. 

However, it has been confirmed that the 67W power adapter that comes with it isn't sufficient to fast charge the 14-inch MacBook Pro.

Users who want fast charging will need to opt for the more powerful 96W charger for an extra S$14.

That said, since the new MacBook Pros also support USB-C charging, you can still get fast charging as long as you have a USB-C charger capable of delivering 100W.

If paying an extra S$14 seems a bit silly to you, Apple will provide the 96W adapter as long as you pick any processor upgrades. Opting for an M1 Pro with 10 CPU cores and 16 GPU cores costs an extra S$300. That might be the better way to go since you get a more powerful system plus the 96W power adapter.

Source: The Verge

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