Apple unveiled new MacBook Pros Tuesday that house the world’s fastest professional laptop chip, making them six times more powerful than their predecessors.
The new 14-inch and 16-inch computers are powered with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, the tech giant’s in-house chips that replaced those made by Intel.
M2 Pro has nearly 20 percent more transistors than M1 Pro, twice the unified memory bandwidth than M2, and up to 20 percent faster than the 10-core CPU in M1 Pro.
While M2 Max is deemed the world’s fastest, with 10 billion more transistors than M1 Max and more than three times that of M2.
The 14-inch MacBook starts at $1,999 and the 16-inch model starts at $2,499. Both are available for purchase today, with shipping set to begin on January 24.
Apple launched a new line of MacBook Pros on Tuesday. The 14-inch MacBook starts at $1,999 and the 16-inch model starts at $2,499
The Tuesday announcement was a surprise, as Apple has four launch events in a year, with the first spring event scheduled in March when Apple launches its iMacs and accessories.
Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies, said in a statement: ‘Only Apple is building SoCs like M2 Pro and M2 Max. They deliver incredible pro performance along with industry-leading power efficiency.
‘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.’
M2 Pro consists of 40 billion transistors, along with It features 200GB of unified memory bandwidth and up to 32GB of low-latency unified memory.
While M2 Max is designed with 67 billion transistors.
This powerful chip has 400GB of unified memory bandwidth, twice that of M2 Pro, four times that of M2, and M2 Max supports up to 96GB of fast unified memory.
Apple says a MacBook Pro with an M2 Pro is 40 percent faster than a MacBook with an M1 Pro and 80 percent faster than a MacBook with Intel’s older Core i9 chip.
M2 Max can compile code up to 25 percent faster than M1 Pro, and up to two and a half times faster than MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 processor.
M2 Max-powered Pro offers 30 percent better graphics performance over an M1 Max-equipped MacBook Pro, while CPU performance is as much as 20 percent better.
According to Apple, this chip ‘is the world’s most powerful and efficient chip for a pro laptop.’
These are the first to include the all-new M2 chips – M2 Max and M2 Pro
The new MacBook Pros feature abilities to create 3D video content, allowing professionals to make animated films on the go
The technology now boasts Thunderbolt ports for models configured with the higher-end M2 Pro processor.
Apple said the new chips allow users to do tasks on the Mac mini that were never possible.
Both chips include Apple’s next-generation, 16-core Neural Engine, capable of 15.8 trillion operations per second and up to 40 percent faster than the previous generation.
Both MacBooks have up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge, support WiFi 6E and come with the new macOS
Along with the new MacBooks, Apple also unveiled a new Mac mini with the M2 and M2 Pro chips for the first time
Both MacBooks have up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge, support WiFi 6E and come with the new macOS.
Along with the new MacBooks, Apple also unveiled a new Mac mini with the M2 and M2 Pro chips for the first time.
The new Mac mini keeps the original design but will perform similarly to the new MacBook Pros.
These include producing music, photographers can adjust huge megapixels in minutes, and creators can work seamlessly with a multi-camera.
And the Mac mini is now suitable for gamers.
The new Mac mini starts at a lower price of $599 and can be configured with either M2 or M2 Pro and up to 32GB of memory.