December 4, 2023

In one thing of a shock announcement on Tuesday, Apple unveiled its rumored next-gen 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions. The up to date notebooks characteristic the brand new M2 Professional and M2 Max systems-on-a-chip (SoC), though they keep the design of the earlier fashions.

The brand new notebooks characteristic improved battery life, Wi-Fi 6E, and help for an 8K show for the primary time in a Mac.

Different new options embrace extra CPU and GPU cores than ever with the M2 Professional and M2 Max chips, together with improved unified reminiscence help.

The M2 Professional options an as much as 12-core CPU and as much as 19-core GPU. It additionally helps as much as 32GB of quick unified reminiscence and incorporates a sooner 16-core Neural Engine. The SoC incorporates Apple’s media engine, and is constructed through a second-generation 5-nanometer fabrication course of. The M2 Professional carries 40 billion transistors, virtually 20 p.c greater than the M1 Professional.

The M2 Max gives 12 CPU cores with as many as 38 GPU cores, help for as much as 96GB price of unified reminiscence. Reminiscence bandwidth is cranked as much as 400GB/s, twice that of the M2 Professional. It additionally sports activities the identical 16-core Neural Engine, together with two of Apple’s media engines.

Apple has acknowledged that the up to date MacBook Professional can deal with results rendering as much as six instances sooner than the quickest Intel-based MacBook Professional. The corporate has additionally acknowledged that the pocket book gives improved energy effectivity, with battery life having been elevated to as a lot as 22 hours.

The brand new fashions provide the identical connectivity choices because the earlier era, with an SDXC card slot, three Thunderbolt 4 ports and one HDMI port.

The up to date 14-inch and 14-inch MacBook Professional notebooks can be found for pre-order now within the U.S. and 26 different nations and areas, and can start arriving to clients on Jan. 24. On that date, they’ll even be obtainable in Apple Retailer places and Apple Licensed Resellers.

The brand new 14-inch MacBook Professional with M2 Professional begins at $1,999, whereas the M2 Max variant begins at $2,899.

The brand new 16-inch MacBook Professional, with its M2 Professional configurations, begin at $2,499. The M2 Max model of the 16-inch pocket book begins at $3,099.

Keep tuned for added particulars as they grow to be obtainable.

Through The Mac Observer and Apple