The M2 Pro and M2 Max MacEbook Pro is right here, with extra pace and higher battery life
Apple on Tuesday lastly unveiled the brand new Macs we’ve been ready months for, and there are few surprises: They’re sooner they usually last more.
The new machines characteristic Apple’s latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which Apple says are “as much as 6x sooner than the quickest Intel-based MacEbook Pro.” The base M2 Pro configuration within the 14-inch mannequin has a 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU, whereas the higher-end fashions have a 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU. The M2 Max chip begins at a 12-core CPU and 30-core GPU and might be configured to a 38-core GPU.
Battery life is best as effectively. The 16-inch MacEbook Pro is rated for 22 hours of battery life (up from 21 hours within the 2021 mannequin), the “longest battery life ever in a Mac,” whereas the 14-inch mannequin will get 18 hours, additionally a rise of an hour over its predecessor.
Apple says the brand new CPU is as much as 40 % sooner than the M1 Max, whereas the GPU delivers 20 % higher efficiency than the M1 Max. The high-end M2 Max chip helps as much as 96GB of RAM, considerably greater than the earlier MacEbook’s 64GB restrict. You’ll additionally get Wi-Fi 6E, which debuted on the M2 iPad Pro final yr, and “superior HDMI” for multichannel audio output and connecting 8K shows as much as 60Hz and 4K shows as much as 240Hz, in addition to assist for Bluetooth 5.3.
Elsewhere, the brand new MacEbook Pros are an identical to the 2021 fashions, with a slim-bezel design and loads of connectivity choices, together with three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SDXC card slot, and MagSafe 3 charging. They run macOS Ventura and have the identical 1080p FaceTime HD digital camera and six-speaker sound system because the older mannequin.
The new MacEbook Pro fashions are available for preorder as we speak for supply starting Tuesday, January 24.