New M2 Pro & M2 Max MacBook Pro’s Released, Along with M2 Mac Mini
Apple has updated the MacBook Pro lineup to feature M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. The design, screen, and colors are the same as prior models, making the updates focused entirely on internal hardware capabilities.
Additionally, Apple has updated the Mac Mini to feature M2 processors as well.
M2 Pro & M2 Max MacBook Pro
Both the 14″ MacBook Pro and 16″ MacBook Pro now feature faster and more power efficient M2 chip architecture, up to 96GB of RAM, support for 8K external displays, support for faster Wi-Fi 6E, and battery life lasting up to 22 hours.
The M2 Pro chip features a 10 core or 12 core CPU that is 20% faster, along with an up to 19-core GPU for improved graphics performance.
The M2 Max chip features a 12-core CPU and up to 38-core GPU, offering performance that is 20% faster than the M1 Max chip.
Apple says the M2 Max MacBook Pro is up to six times faster than the fastest Intel MacBook Pro.
You can also configure the new MacBook Pro’s to include up to 96GB RAM, and up to 8GB of SSD storage.
The updated 16″ MacBook Pro can offer up to 22 hours of battery life, while the 14″ MacBook Pro can provide up to 18 hours of battery life.
The M2 series of MacBook Pro are available to purchase starting today, with prices starting at $1999 for the 14″ model and $2499 for the 16″ model.
You can learn more about the new MacBook Pro here at Apple.com.
M2 Mac Mini
Apple also released an updated Mac Mini with an M2 processor, starting at $599. The Mac Mini maintains the same enclosure and hardware design, but features all new internals.
The new Mac Mini comes with the faster M2 processor, and can be upgraded to include the M2 Pro chip offering up to 12-core CPU, 19-core GPU, and up to 32GB of RAM. The hardware also supports up to an 8K external display, and faster wi-fi 6E support.
Apple says the new M2 Mac Mini is up to 14x faster than the fastest Intel Mac Mini.
You can read more about the new Mac Mini here at apple.com.
The M2 MacBook Pro and M2 Mac Mini lineups were announced via press release on the Apple website, but Apple did make a keynote style video for the new Macs, which is embedded below for viewing.
The new Macs with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips deliver great performance, stability, superb display, amazing speeds and power according to the available Geekbench results and other benchmarks. If you need a tough computer that has powerful performance for work, research, music production or video/image editing this is the machine you need. The new Mac is capable of delivering everything. Even gamers would be happy as the new chips are able to deliver above 60 FPS! Before the Mac Studio with M1 Ultra was the perfect alternative for gamers, but with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips Apple does open the door for games and finally we can say – yes you can play games on Macbooks without sacrificing frames and display quality.