Apple has updated its 14- and 16 inch MacBook Pro laptops with the new M2 Pro, and M2 Max processors. The new products are more powerful and have a longer battery life than previous models. They also support the Wi-Fi 6E communication standard.
Apple offers two versions of the M2 Pro chips in the new MacBook Pro. They have 10 or 12 processing cores depending on which configuration you choose. Six or eight of these cores are productive while four of them are efficient and four are energy-efficient. Depending on the configuration, the integrated GPU can have 16 to 19 cores. Apple claims that this CPU is 20% more productive than the M1 Pro and that the GPU gives a 30% performance boost. Comparing it to the Intel-based MacBook Pro, the average increase is 2.5x.
The Apple M2 Max processor has 12 cores, but up to 38 cores. Higher configurations of new MacBook Pros use the M2 Max processor. The M1 Max delivers 30% more performance and the new MacBook Pros can run up to 6x faster than the Intel-based MacBook Pro. Particularly when rendering in Cinema 4D.
New items offer 14.2- and 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR displays with a resolution of 3024 × 1964 pixels and 3456 × 2234 pixels, respectively. The screens have a peak brightness of 1600 cd/m2 Provide support for refresh rates upto 120 Hz (frequency changes dynamically depending upon the current usage situation).
The M2 Pro notebook models will have 16 or 32GB RAM and a throughput up to 200GB/s. Older M2 Max models will have 32, 64, or 96GB RAM. SSD capacities range from 512GB to 8TB. Each configuration also includes a 16-core neuralprocessor, which is part of the M2 Max or M2 Pro. This processor can be used to support AI.
Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 provide wireless connections. Three Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB Type C), an SDXC slots, and a 3,5mm audio jack are all available. HDMI 2.1 is also available with support for 8K@60 or 4K@240. MagSafe 3, which supports charging at power levels of 67, 96, and 140 watts, is used. Apple claims that the new MacBook Pros have a battery life of up to 22 hours for the 16-inch and 18 hours for the 14-inch.
The most affordable MacBook Pro is $1,999. This includes a 14-inch model with a reduced Apple M2 Pro (10 core CPU and 16-core GT), 16GB RAM, and a SSD of 512GB. A larger 16-inch MacBook Pro will cost you at least $ 2499 (also the M2 Pro but with 12 CPU cores, 19 GPU cores, and 16GB of RAM). The MacBook Pro’s cheapest version with M2 Max will be $3,099 (14 inches), while the most expensive will go for $6,499 (16 inches) and include the maximum configuration of memory, processor, and CPU.