A few hours ago Apple officially presented the next generation of the MacBook Pro with new M2 processors and the Mac Mini. The focus of the brand new products is above all on the M2 Apple chips and a top battery life – the manufacturer describes them as ” more powerful and efficient than ever”.
It’s all about M2 Pro and M2 Max
The presentation of the new MacBooks and the Mac Mini was all about one thing: the brand new Apple chips . There are two of these, namely the M2 Pro and the M2 Max . The MacBook Pro will then be available with both the M2 Pro and the M2 Max in either 14 or 16 inch sizes , while the M2 Pro is available for the Mac Mini.
Apple also gave their all for the newcomer ‘s introduction video and published an almost 20-minute video . If you don’t want to see everything, you can find the short version with the most important facts here in our article.
The most important key points about the M2 Pro are:
- up to 12 core CPU
- up to 19-core GPU
- up to 32 GB of shared memory
- Support for up to two external displays
- 200 GB/s memory bandwidth
The M2 Max should convince with:
- 12 core CPU
- up to 38-core GPU
- up to 96 GB of shared memory
- Support for up to four external displays
- 400 GB/s memory bandwidth
As already mentioned, the MacBook Pro will be available in 14 and 16 inch versions . With the latter, Apple advertises the “longest battery life ever in a Mac” with up to 22 hours of video playback and up to 15 hours of wireless surfing. With the 14-inch model, up to 18 hours of video playback and up to 12 hours of wireless surfing should be possible.
The display case is said to be just under four millimeters thin and equipped with an LCD panel . Among other things, the following is promised:
- 1000 nits of continuous brightness
- 1600 nits peak brightness
- 10,000 built-in mini LEDs
- Contrast ratio of one million to 1
- A billion colors
The new MacBook also has a 1080p camera , a ring of three microphones and a 6-speaker system for full sound and 3D audio. Thanks to the Touch ID function , you can unlock the Mac with your fingerprint, use Apple Pay and identify yourself during login procedures.
Prices and Availability
The models can already be pre-ordered in Apple ‘s online shop – they will be officially available from January 24, 2023 . Both the 14 and 16 inch models are available in space gray and silver . In addition to the usual high prices, the prices are as follows:
- 14 inch with M2 Pro and 512 GB SSD memory: 2399 euros
- 14 inch with M2 Pro and 1 TB SSD memory: 2999 euros
- 14 inch with M2 Max and 1 TB SSD memory: 3699 euros
- 16 inch with M2 Pro and 512 GB SSD memory: 2999 euros
- 16 inch with M2 Pro and 1 TB SSD memory: 3229 euros
- 16 inch with M2 Max and 1 TB SSD memory: 4149 euros
In addition to the Mac, the scope of delivery also includes a two-meter-long USB-C MagSafe 3 cable and a USB-C power adapter .
If you are looking for a slightly cheaper alternative : The basic version M2 was installed last year. The MacBook Pro with M2 chip, 13 inches and 512 GB SSD memory currently costs around 1600 euros on Amazon:Apple 2022 MacBook Pro laptop with M2 chip: 13″ Retina display, 8GB RAM, 512 GB SSD storage, Touch Bar, illuminated keyboard, Fa*
- POWERED BY THE M2 – The 13″ MacBook Pro laptop is a mobile powerhouse. With a next-generation 8-core CPU, a 10-core GPU and up to 24 GB of shared memory, you can get more done, faster.
- UP TO 20 HRS BATTERY LIFE – With the energy-efficient performance of the Apple M2 chip, the battery lasts all day and into the night.