Apple has today announced the long-awaited upgrade to the MacBook Pro, now featuring the M2 Pro and M2 Max SoCs with up to 96GB of memory in a Press Release along with an upgraded Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro.
The M2 Pro chip can be configured with up to 12-core CPU and up to 19-core GPU with memory options of 16GB and 32GB. The M2 Max, on the other hand, consists of a 12-core CPU and can be configured with up to 38-core GPU, with memory options of 32GB, 64GB, and 92GB. Both chips now have a larger L2 cache than the last generation.
The new MacBook Pro models feature WiFi 6E and are capable of running two external displays simultaneously in 8K Resolution with HDMI 2.1.
“Only Apple is building SoCs like M2 Pro and M2 Max. They deliver incredible pro performance along with industry-leading power efficiency,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies. He added, “With an even more powerful CPU and GPU, support for a larger unified memory system, and an advanced media engine, M2 Pro and M2 Max represent astonishing advancements in Apple Silicon.”
Apple claims that Image processing in Photoshop is up to 40% faster and Code Compiling is up to 25% faster on M2 Pro when compared to M1 Pro.
As the M2 series of chips bring in more efficiency along with high performance, both the 14-inch and 16-inch models can now offer an additional hour of Battery Life. Apple also claims that the 16-inch model has the longest battery life ever in a MacBook, with up to 22 Hours of Battery Life.
According to Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, “MacBook Pro with Apple silicon has been a game changer, empowering pros to push the limits of their workflows while on the go and do things they never thought possible on a laptop,” “Today the MacBook Pro gets even better. With faster performance, enhanced connectivity, and the longest battery life ever in a Mac, along with the best display in a laptop, there’s simply nothing else like it.”
The new MacBook Pro 14-inch starts at $1,999 or $1,849 for education with the M2 Pro featuring a 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB of Unified Memory, and 512GB of SSD Storage. The 14-inch model can offer up to a 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 32GB of Unified Memory, and 8TB of SSD Storage on the M2 Pro Variant and it can go up to offering a 12-Core CPU, 38-Core GPU, 96GB of Unified Memory and 8TB of SSD Storage on the M2 Max Variant.
The MacBook Pro 16-inch starts at $2,499 or $2,299 for education with the M2 Pro featuring a 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB of Unified Memory, and 512GB of SSD Storage. The 16-inch model can offer up to 32GB of Unified Memory and 8TB of SSD Storage on the M2 Pro Variant and it can offer up to a 12-Core CPU, 38-Core GPU, 96GB of Unified Memory, and 8TB of SSD Storage on the M2 Max Variant. All models are available in two finishes: Space Gray and Silver, and can be ordered now and will be available on Tuesday, January 24th. However, in some regions like Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, and Singapore, the new MacBook Pro will be available beginning Friday, February 3.
All of these new innovations together have made the MacBook Pro, one of the best notebooks in the industry. It is the best in every factor. Whether it be Performance, Battery, Design, Display, Camera, or Audio, the MacBook Pro outperforms some of the best notebooks in the industry. Good hardware requires good software, so macOS Ventura is here to take advantage of this powerful computer.
As usual, the new MacBook Pro was designed while keeping the environment in mind, so it’s free of harmful materials and chemicals to minimize its impact on Planet Earth.
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