Apple unveils all-new Mac Studio and Studio Display
Apple has introduced the Mac Studio and Studio Display, two new products joining the Mac lineup. Mac Studio with M1 Max and the new M1 Ultra is a new desktop with unprecedented performance in a compact design and Studio Display is an external display that features an expansive 27-inch 5K Retina screen, Center Stage camera, and more.
Starting with the Mac Studio, Apple has launched an all-new M1 Ultra chip for this powerhouse desktop. Built from a single aluminum extrusion with a square footprint of 7.7 inches and a height of 3.7 inches, Mac Studio takes up very little space and fits perfectly under most displays.
Powered by either M1 Max or M1 Ultra, Mac Studio delivers extraordinary CPU and GPU performance, more unified memory than any other Mac. Highlights include up to 3.8x faster CPU performance than the fastest 27-inch iMac with 10-core processor, up to 90 percent faster CPU performance than Mac Pro with 16-core Xeon processor, up to 60 percent faster CPU performance than 28-core Mac Pro, up to 4.5x faster graphics performance than the 27-inch iMac, and up to 80 percent faster than the fastest Mac graphics card available today, and up to 12x faster than the 27-inch iMac, and up to 5.6x faster than 28-core Mac Pro when transcoding video.
Mac Studio has connectivity on both the front and back. On the back, Mac Studio includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports to connect displays and high-performance devices, a 10Gb Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and a pro audio jack for high-impedance headphones or external amplified speakers. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 are built-in as well.
Mac Studio includes ports on the front for more convenient access. There are two USB-C ports, which on M1 Max supports 10Gb/s USB 3, and on M1 Ultra supports 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 4. There is also an SD card slot on the front to import photos and video.
The all-new Studio Display has been designed to complement the Mac Studio. It features a 27-inch 5K Retina screen, plus Center Stage camera.
Similar to the high-end Pro Display XDR, Studio Display brings an all-screen design with narrow borders and a refined, all-aluminum enclosure that houses an advanced set of features in a slim profile. Its built-in stand allows the user to tilt the display up to 30 degrees. To meet the needs of a variety of workspaces, Studio Display also offers a tilt- and height-adjustable stand option with a counterbalancing arm that makes the display feel weightless as it is adjusted. A VESA mount adapter option is also available, and supports landscape or portrait orientation for even more flexibility.
Studio Display features a 27-inch 5K Retina screen with over 14.7 million pixels. With 600 nits of brightness, P3 wide color, and support for over one billion colors.
Featuring the A13 Bionic chip, Apple touts that the Studio Display delivers “amazing experiences” with its highly advanced camera and audio system. It includes a 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, a feature that automatically keeps users centered in the frame as they move around for even more engaging video calls.
Studio Display also includes a studio-quality, three-microphone array with an especially low noise floor for clear calls and voice recordings.
The new Mac Studio and Studio Display are available to order now. They will begin arriving to customers, and will be in select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers, beginning Friday, March 18. Mac Studio starts at $1,999 (US) and Studio Display is $1,599 (US).