Apple introduces two new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, equipped with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Other updates include Wi-Fi 6E, an HDMI port that supports 8K displays.
Specifically, the M2 Pro chip in the new MacBook Pro is equipped with up to 12 cores CPU and up to 19 cores GPU, up to 32GB of memory. The M2 Max is even more powerful with a 38-core GPU and up to 96GB of memory.
Memory configuration on MacBook Pro is the lowest 512GB and the highest is 8TB. The device has the same gray and silver colors as the previous generation. Notably, Apple claims this will be the Mac with the longest battery life (22 hours).
According to Apple, compared to the previous generation, the M2 Pro has 30% higher graphics performance; Neural Engine is 40% faster, accelerating machine learning tasks such as video analysis, image processing; Image processing in Photoshop is 90% faster than the MacBook Pro using an Intel chip.
Meanwhile, the M2 Max includes a 12-core CPU with 8 high-performance cores and 4 energy-efficient cores, delivering 20% higher overall performance than the M1 Max.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro using the M2 Pro chip starts at $1,999, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro chip starts at $2,499.
Apple also announced the new Mac mini line, using the M2 and M2 Pro chips. The Mac mini M2 starts at $599, while the Mac mini M2 Pro starts at $1,299.
The new generation of Mac mini continues to offer multiple I/O ports: 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2 USB-A ports, 1 HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, 1 headphone jack. In addition, the Mac mini M2 Pro has 2 additional Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Both support Wi-Fi 6E, the fastest wireless network standard today, and Bluetooth 5.3.
Mac mini is available for pre-order on the Apple online store. The standard version costs $ 599 including M2 chip with 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. The $1,299 M2 Pro chip version includes a 10-core CPU, a 16-core GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Along with new products, Apple announced to stop selling Mac mini using Intel chips. As such, the Mac Pro is the only Mac computer that still uses an Intel chip inside.
(According to 9to5mac)