With the newest iteration of its custom M1 chip, the M1 Pro and M1 Max versions, Apple has given the Machine Learning community a powerful tool. To some extent this power can only be unleashed if the system is set up correctly--despite Apple's user-friendliness, this is not a straightforward task.
The specs are indeed intimidating: Up to 32 GPU cores and up to 16 CPU cores. Pair that with 64 GB of RAM, and you're well equipped for any workload. And, not to forget the design. Well, it seems Apple did it again.