Apple on Tuesday unveiled new MacBooks powered with the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chips made in-house.
Apple claims the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro features up to 6x faster performance than fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and support for up to 96GB of unified memory for demanding pro workflows.
Apple has priced the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro at $1,999, and $1,849 for education; and the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro at $2,499, and $2,299 for education.
Laptop customers can place order the MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max on January 17, on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in 27 countries and regions, including the US.
The Mac mini starts at $599, cheaper than the latest iPhone 14 series, and is available beginning Jan. 24.
Apple said battery life on MacBook Pro is up to 22 hours — the longest battery life ever in a Mac. The MacBook Pro supports Wi-Fi 6E, which is up to twice as fast as the previous generation, as well as advanced HDMI, which supports 8K displays for the first time.
MacBook Pro with M2 Pro features a 10- or 12-core CPU with up to eight high-performance and four high-efficiency cores for up to 20 percent greater performance over M1 Pro. With 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — double the amount in M2 — and up to 32GB of unified memory, users can tackle large projects and run multiple pro apps with blazing speed.
A next-generation GPU with up to 19 cores delivers up to 30 percent more graphics performance, and the Neural Engine is 40 percent faster, speeding up machine learning tasks like video analysis and image processing. The media engine in M2 Pro also tears through the most popular video codecs, accelerating video playback and encoding while using very little power.
Rendering titles and animations in Motion is up to 80 percent faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 20 percent faster than the previous generation.
Compiling in Xcode is up to 2.5x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and nearly 25 percent faster than the previous generation.
Image processing in Adobe Photoshop is up to 80 percent faster1 than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 40 percent faster than the previous generation.