Apple's latest generation MacBook Pro is officially unveiled. The updated 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models feature the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Other updates include Wi-Fi 6E for the first time, updated HDMI with 8K display support, and more. Below you'll find full details of what's new in these updates for MacBook Pro.
the new MacBook Pro is official
The M2 Pro chip in the new MacBook Pro has up to 12 CPU cores and up to 19 GPU cores. You can also add up to 32GB of combined storage. The M2 Max can go even further, including a 38-core GPU, double the single memory bandwidth, and up to 96GB of single memory.
Storage options on the newer MacBook Pro models range from 512GB on the lower model to 8TB on the older model. The machines are available in the same space gray and silver colors as the previous generation.
Remarkably, Apple also claims that these new MacBook Pro updates provide “the longest battery life for a Mac”. up to 22 hours:
Apple announced new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros featuring the M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, Apple's next-generation professional processors that deliver even more power-efficient performance and battery life for professional users. With the M2 Pro and M2 Max, the world's most powerful and efficient professional laptop processor, MacBook Pro handles complex tasks like rendering effects up to 6 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and color grading, which is up to 2 times faster.
Using Apple Silicon's unparalleled energy efficiency, MacBook Pro now has up to 22 hours of battery life, the longest battery life ever on a Mac.
To expand your connectivity options, the new MacBook Pro supports Wi-Fi. 6E, which is twice as fast as the previous generation, and improved HDMI, which supports 8K displays for the first time. With up to 96GB of combined memory in the M2 Max, creators can work on scenes so large they can't even be run on laptops.
In addition to the built-in M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, the new MacBook Pro models also include several other improvements. The HDMI port has been upgraded to the HDMI 2.1 standard to support 8K displays up to 60Hz and 4K displays up to 240Hz. For the first time, the MacBook Pro also offers Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, which Apple says delivers speeds that are “up to two times faster.” like before.
M2 Pro and M2 Max performance
These machines offer our first look at the new M2 Pro and M2 Max features never seen before in any machine. Here are some performance stats for the M2 Pro, according to Apple:
- 30% better graphics performance
- Neural Engine is up to 40% faster to speed up machine learning tasks such as video. image analysis and processing.
- Render titles and animations in motion 80% faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and 20% faster than the previous generation.
- Compiles in Xcode up to 2.5x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
- Image processing in Adobe Photoshop is 80% faster than the previous generation MacBook Pro. the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 40% faster than the previous generation.
And the performance of the M2 Max is as follows:
- 12-core CPU with eight high-performance and four high-performance cores, delivering a 20% performance improvement over the M1 Max.
- Render effects in Cinema 4D up to 6x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook. Pro and up to 30% faster than the previous generation.
- Color grading in DaVinci Resolve is up to 2x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 30% faster than the previous generation. .
The full text of Apple's press release is available on the Apple website. The new machines are available to order today, January 17, and will go on sale on January 24.
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro costs $1,999 or $1,849 Education. The 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro starts at $2,499 or $2,299 Education.
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