MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max
The M2 Pro and M2 Max silicon processors are now available in Apple’s much anticipated MacBook Pro versions. These next-generation CPUs offer the longest battery life and quickest performance yet in a Mac.
Due to supply chain issues, the Pro models’ launch, which was initially planned for last year, has been postponed until early 2023. The January announcement is unusual in Apple’s history because it usually releases new laptops in March.
Apple’s goal of using internal processors rather than those from manufacturer Intel is achieved with the devices. According to Apple, the performance of the new MacBook Pro is six times faster than the MacBook Pro with Intel and 2-times faster in color-grading. The MacBook Pro’s battery life is now up to 22 hours, making it the longest battery life a Mac has ever had.
MacBook Pro with M2 Pro has a 10- or 12-core CPU with up to eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores and a GPU with up to 19 cores, providing up to 20% more performance than M1 Pro. Meanwhile, the M2 Max has a 12-core CPU and an increased GPU with up to 38 cores, offering a 30% boost in graphics over the M1 Max.
Both feature a 16-core Neural Engine, 200GB/s memory bandwidth, and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity that supports a 6GHz spectrum. The latest MacBook Pros also include three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an SDXC card slot, improved studio-quality mics, and a six-speaker sound system.
Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro
In addition to the new MacBooks, Apple also launched its new Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro silicon processors. These new Mac minis provide superior performance and industry-leading power efficiency thanks to quicker next-generation CPU and GPU, much better memory bandwidth, and a more potent media engine. Both versions have a cutting-edge thermal system for great sustained performance.
The Mac mini with M2 has an 8-core CPU with four high-performance and four high-efficiency cores, as well as a 10-core GPU, making it ideal for those wanting fast speed and remarkable productivity at an even more affordable starting price. It also comes with up to 24GB of unified memory and 100GB/s of bandwidth.
M2 Pro brings pro-level performance to Mac mini for the first time. It also features up to a 12-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, along with up to a 19-core GPU, 32GB of unified memory, and 200GB/s of memory bandwidth.
Both the new MacBook Pros and Mac minis will run macOS Ventura out of the box which will deliver greater performance and productivity.
Price and availability
The starting price for the 14-inch MacBook Pro‘s 10-core M2 Pro model is PHP 126,990, while the price for the 16-inch variant’s 12-core M2 Pro starts at PHP 156,990. The starting price for the Mac Mini, in contrast, is PHP 36,990 for the M2 model and PHP 79,990 for the M2 Pro model. You can now buy them at the Apple store.