Apple starts 2023 off with a bang—starting with an upgrade to their flagship MacBook Pro and Mac Mini, supercharged with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.
It all starts with the chip
Powering the two new additions to the Mac lineup are the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. M2 Pro scales up the architecture of the M2 chip from 12-core GPU to a whopping 19-core GPU, with a 32GB unified memory. M2 Max, on the other hand, goes up to 38-core GPU, and 96GB unified memory.
This improvement in processing power means you can run heavy workloads faster than ever. Graphic speeds also see a bump, with the M2 Pro chip up to 30 percent faster than that of M1 Pro, improving image processing performance and console-quality gaming.
The M2 Max can tackle even more powerful workflows, even across multiple pro apps. From machine learning, visual effects or large-format images, M2 Max is able to run these processes easily.
Mac Mini with M2 and M2 Pro
Fitted with the M2 Pro chip, the Mac Mini sees a pro-level upgrade, enabling users to run high-performance workflows in a small, compact form factor. Delivering even faster performance, the Mac Mini with M2 chip supports up to two displays, and up to three displays on the M2 Pro model.
The Mac Mini with M2 features an 8-core CPU, and a 10-core GPU at an affordable price of $849, while the M2 Pro has a 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU. Both models feature two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port with a 10GB option, and an upgraded headphone jack to support high-impedance headphones. For wireless connectivity, both new models also feature the latest standards with Wi-Fi 6E for up to two times faster throughput than before, as well as Bluetooth 5.3.
The Mac Mini with M2 (from $849) and M2 Pro (from $1,849) will be available to order starting 30 Jan.
14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro
The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro now features the M2 Pro and M2 Max. With these new chips which are even more power-efficient, the battery life on the MacBook Pro now lasts up to 22 hours—the longest battery life ever in a Mac. The new MacBook Pro now supports 8K displays for the first time but even on its own, the Liquid Retina XDR display looks amazing.
It’s a good time to upgrade as the new MacBook Pro runs six times faster, with improvements to battery life, connectivity and overall productivity, whether it’s plugged in or running on battery.
The MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max are available to order from 19 Jan and will be available in stores beginning 3 Feb. The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro Starts at $2,899, while the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro starts at $3,599.