Twitter Buys Fully-Loaded M1 Max MacBook Pros for App Engineers

It hasn’t been long since Apple’s 2021 MacBook Pro models took the world by storm — the notebooks, and the next-generation M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that power them, were only unveiled last month at Apple’s ‘Unleashed’ event.

These new MacBook Pros are insanely fast and energy-efficient, plus run cool as cucumbers even under sustained workloads. To top it all off, they actually look like they’re designed for professionals for a change, as standalone ports are back.

The M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pros have received rave reviews across the board, with The Verge calling them “the most powerful laptops” they’ve ever seen, and real-world results to that effect are quickly starting to pour in.

After testing Apple’s new MacBook Pro models for their workflow, Twitter will be deploying M1 Max-equipped 2021 MacBook Pros for all of its iOS and Android engineers, said John Szumski, a Staff Software Engineer at the company, in a tweet on Friday.

Szumski added that the team is seeing “improvements in both top line performance and thermal throttling” compared to their older, Intel-powered MacBook Pro models.

In a recent comparison against what is likely the most powerful consumer notebook available right now on the PC side, Apple’s newest MacBook Pro delivered superior thermal performance, and didn’t experience anywhere near as much thermal throttling as the Razer Blade Advanced with a beefy Intel CPU and an RTX 3080 GPU.

What’s more, the M1 Pro/M1 Max MacBook Pro doesn’t scale back performance when running off battery, and performs just as well as it does plugged in.

Earlier in the week, Reddit announced it would switch all of its Android developers over to 2021 MacBook Pros after finding out the notebooks cut the team’s build times in half. According to Reddit Staff Engineer Jameson Williams, the move will save the company $100,000 USD in productivity over 2022.

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