The new MacBook Pros offer up to 20% quicker performance and up to 30% faster graphics thanks to Apple's newest M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs. The maximum amount of RAM that can be installed in the laptops is 96GB, up from a prior maximum of 64GB. Wi-Fi 6E, an updated HDMI 2.1 port with capability for up to an 8K external monitor, and an hour more battery life than the previous model are other advancements.
The new MacBook Pros have same design to the earlier ones, which were unveiled in October 2021. Pre-orders for the laptops are already being accepted on Apple's website, with prices for the 14-inch model starting at $1,999 and the 16-inch variant at $2,499, respectively.
According to Apple's promoted claims, the M2 Pro and M2 Max CPUs provide performance and graphics that are up to 20% and 30% quicker than those of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, respectively.In the 14-inch MacBook Pro, the M2 Pro has 10 CPU cores; however, the M2 Pro and M2 Max both have 12 in the 16-inch model. This makes the main distinction between these two chips' GPU power. In comparison to M2 Max purchasers, who can choose between 30 or 38 GPU cores, the M2 Pro has 19 GPU cores (and can have 16 in the 14-inch model).There are a few other differences to be aware of. First off, the M2 Pro has a 16GB starting capacity and a 32GB maximum. The M2 Max has a staggering 96GB of RAM available, starting at 32GB. (However, the 38-core GPU is the only one that offers that choice).Additionally, M2 Max systems offer twice as much memory bandwidth (400GB/s compared to 200GB/s for M2 Pro). The least expensive 16-inch M2 Pro model would cost $2,499, and the least expensive 16-inch M2 Max model would cost $3,299 respectively. Although it has less CPU and GPU cores in its most basic configuration, the 14-inch model starts at $1,999.
The M2 Max is by far Apple's most graphically potent laptop chip; the M2 Pro is much more competitive with the rest of the field. The M2 Max is a package that resembles the M1 Max somewhat. The pricing of the MacBook Pro 16 with M2 Max is the same as it was for the M1 Max model, despite the fact that you can now frequently get the M1 Max on sale.
In terms of screen quality, audio, touchpad size, and build, the MacBook Pro 16 is significantly superior than the majority of Windows laptops. And the tradeoffs that today's Windows workstations demand in terms of battery life, efficiency, noise, and heat are just too much.