Apple just introduced the most expected upgrade to the MacBook Pro that are powered by new M2 Pro with 10- or 12-core CPU for up to 20% greater performance over M1 Pro, 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth, double the amount in M2, up to 32GB of unified memory and a new GPU with up to 19 cores for up to 30 percent more graphics performance, and the Neural Engine that is 40% faster.
The MacBook Pro with M2 Max has up to 38 core GPU for up to 30% improved graphics performance over M1 Max, 400GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — twice that of M2 Pro.
The M2 Max has a next-gen 12-core CPU with up to eight high-performance and four high-efficiency cores for up to 20% greater performance over M1 Max, and a more powerful media engine than M2 Pro, with twice the ProRes acceleration to dramatically speed up media playback and transcoding, said the company.
The new chip also brings Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and improved battery life, even though these retain the same battery capacity. These support for 8K external displays via HDMI for the first time and up to 96GB of unified memory in the M2 Max model.
These come in 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch models with Liquid Retina XDR mini-LED display, ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz, aluminium body, and Magic Keyboard, same as the predecessor.
Apple MacBook Pro (2023) 14″ and 16″ specifications
- 14.2-inch (3024×1964 pixels) / 16.2 (3456×2234 pixels) Liquid Retina XDR display at 254 pixels per inch, ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, Up to 1,000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1,600 nits peak brightness, 10,00,000:1 contrast ratio
- Apple M2 Pro chip – 10-core CPU with 6 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores with 12-Core GPU, 12-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 19-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 200GB/s memory bandwidth
- Apple M2 Max chip – 12-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 30-core / 38-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 400GB/s memory bandwidth
- Up to 32GB unified memory (Configurable to 64GB (M2 Max), or 96GB (M2 Max with 38‑core GPU)
- 512GB / 1TB SSD (Configurable to: 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB)
- macOS Ventura operating system
- Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Ambient light sensor, Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities
- Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.3
- 1080p FaceTime HD camera, Advanced image signal processor with computational video
- Studio‑quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones, High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers, Wide stereo sound
- Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers, Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
- 3 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C with support for Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), SDXC card slot, HDMI 2.1 port, MagSafe 3 port
- 14″ Dimensions: 1.55 x 31.26 x 22.12 cm (Height X Width X Depth); Weight: 1.6kg (M2 Pro) / 1.63kg (M2 Max)
- 16″ Dimensions: 1.68 x 35.57 x 24.81 cm (Height X Width X Depth); Weight: 2.15kg (M2 Pro) / 2.16kg (M2 Max)
- 14″ – 70-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 12 hours wireless web ; 67W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M2 Pro with 10-core CPU) / 96W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M2 Pro with 12‑core CPU or M2 Max, configurable with M2 Pro with 10‑core CPU), USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
- 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with up to 22 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 15 hours wireless web; 140W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
Pricing and Availability
- MacBook Pro 14″ M2 Pro 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD – Rs. 1,99,900 ($1,999 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 14″ M2 Pro 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD – Rs. 2,49,900 ($2,499 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 14″ M2 Max 12-Core CPU, 30-Core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD – Rs. 3,09,900 ($3099 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 16″ M2 Pro 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD – Rs. 2,49,900 ($2,499 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 16″ M2 Pro 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD – Rs. 2,69, 900 ($2,699 in the US)
- MacBook Pro 16″ M2 Max 12-Core CPU, 38-Core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD – Rs. 3,49,900 ($3499 in the US)
The new MacBook Pro models are available to order today, January 17, on apple.com/in/store and in the Apple Store app in 27 countries and regions, including the US. They will ship starting Tuesday, January 24.