Apple unveils new MacBook Pro featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max chips
Apple has announced its long-rumored new MacBook Pro models, featuring up to 6x faster performance than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and support for up to 96GB of unified memory for pro workflows.
The new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro featuring M2 Pro and M2 Max offers greater power-efficient performance and battery life over the previous-generation M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, with Apple touting that the battery life on MacBook Pro is now up to 22 hours — the longest battery life ever in a Mac, supporting Wi-Fi 6E which is up to twice as fast as the previous generation, as well as advanced HDMI, which supports 8K displays for the first time.
Available beginning Tuesday, January 24, Apple touts that the MacBook Pro with M2 Pro features a 10- or 12-core CPU with up to eight high-performance and four high-efficiency cores for up to 20 percent greater performance over M1 Pro. With 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — double the amount in M2 — and up to 32GB of unified memory.
MacBook Pro with M2 Max “pushes workflows to the extreme,” says Apple, with a much larger GPU featuring up to 38 cores and delivering up to 30 percent greater graphics performance over M1 Max, and also includes 400GB/s of unified memory bandwidth — twice that of M2 Pro.
The new MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and M2 Max are available to order today, January 17, on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in 27 countries and regions. The new 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro starts at $1,999 (US), and $1,849 (US) for education; and the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro starts at $2,499 (US), and $2,299 (US) for education.