The rumors about a new MacBook Pro that brought back all the ports seemed like another unsubstantiated rumor that would never come to pass. I myself had a small bit of quiet enthusiasm that some new Apple Silicon that I thought might be coming, but wasn’t sure what else to expect. When Apple’s 14” and 16” MacBook Pros popped in, I channeled The Wire and let out a “sheeeeiiiiiiittttttt.” On paper I was seeing everything I had ever asked for from a new MacBook Pro. Since then, I’ve spent a week or so with the 14” MacBook Pro, and this beast machine is living up to the hype.

Here’s everything I’ve learned from my time testing out Apple’s new 14” MackBook Pro.