Mac Studio (M1 Max) review: Apple flexes its mighty muscles

Power gap in the Mac lineup fills in with a buffed-up media master.

Apple Mac Studio M1 Max
  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5


  • Impressive processing power
  • Port flexibility
  • Can be used with five displays


  • Memory and SSD is not user upgradeable
  • Finicky Touch ID setup

Bottom Line

If you're upgrading from an older Intel Mac (or even an M1), the Mac Studio offers exciting processing prowess. It may even be a suitable replacement for an Intel Mac Pro in certain situations.

Would you buy this?

  • Price

    $ 3,099.00 (AUD)

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