Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with new M2 chip

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Apple at WWDC22 today revealed an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro with the new M2 chip, which was announced with the new redesigned MacBook Air today.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chips comes with a faster 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU, working with RAW images in apps like Affinity Photo is nearly 40 percent faster than the previous generation, and up to 3.4x faster for users who are upgrading from a model without Apple silicon.

Playing graphics-intensive games like Baldur’s Gate 3 is also nearly 40 percent faster than the previous 13-inch MacBook Pro, and up to 3.3x faster for customers upgrading from a model without Apple silicon.

With an active cooling system, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is designed to sustain its pro performance.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro also supports up to 24GB of unified memory — along with 50 percent more memory bandwidth — making multitasking and working with large assets super fluid.

With support for ProRes encode and decode in the media engine of M2, users can play back up to 11 streams of 4K and up to two streams of 8K ProRes video. And they can convert their video projects to ProRes nearly 3x faster than before.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 starts at $1,299 (US) and $1,199 (US) for education. The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro will be available on apple.com and in the Apple Store app. The company reports that it will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers, starting next month.

Holden Satterwhite
Author: Holden Satterwhite

Founder of Appleosophy and Redfruit Media. Twitter: @hesatter

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