Apple has again grabbed headlines by rolling out its first new products of 2023 on Tuesday. The tech giant announced that the new versions of its two Macs—Mac Mini and MacBook Pro—can be purchased with either M2 Pro or M2 Max chips, the most powerful Apple processors for these Macs to date.
What’s in the Store? – MacBook Pro and Mac Mini
The Apple M2 Pro is built on top of the M2, offering up to a 12-core CPU, 19-core CPU, and up to 32 GB of unified memory. The M2 Max, on the other hand, offers a 12-core CPU and up to a 38-core GPU, supporting up to 96 GB of unified memory. Alongside this, both processors also comprise a new 16-core Neural Engine and Apple’s proprietary media engine.
Although the more powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are replacing the previous M1 Pro and M1 Max Processors on the MacBook Pro, the design of the model will remain the same. These new updates mark Apple’s first expansion of the M2 chip, which started in the MacBook Air and a low-end MacBook Pro in 2022.
Talking about the launch, Johny Srouji (Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies at Apple) says,
“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.”
Let’s have a comparison on :
If you are interested in buying any of the recently launched Macs, here is the price table for you.
|Model||Processor||Price (in US$)|
|MacBook Pro (14-inch)||M2 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU)||$1999|
|M2 Pro (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU)||$2299|
|M2 Max (12-core CPU, 30-core GPU)||$2899|
|M2 Max (12-core CPU, 38-core GPU)||$3099|
|MacBook Pro (16-inch)||M2 Pro (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU)||$2499|
|M2 Max (12-core CPU, 30-core GPU)||$3099|
|M2 Max (12-core CPU, 38-core GPU)||$3299|
|Mac Mini||M2 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU)||$1299|
|M2 Pro (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU)||$1599|