Apple introduces new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in MacBook Pro and Mac Mini

Apple introduces new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips in MacBook Pro and Mac Mini
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There is Apple announced new additions to its M series chipsAdding the M2 Pro and M2 Max versions and offering them in updated versions of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini desktop.

Apple says in a press release, “The M2 Pro extends the architecture of the M2 to deliver a 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU, along with up to 32GB of fast single-core memory. The M2 Max builds on the capabilities. A 38-core GPU, single-core memory bandwidth, and M2 Pro, including up to 96 GB of internal memory.

The new MacBooks and Mac Mini share the same design as their predecessors, and these new chips replace the M1, M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the previous versions. We’ve previously tested and reviewed the M1 Pro and M1 Max versions of the MacBook Pro and the M1 version of the Mac Mini.

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Adds MacBook Pro M2 Pro/Max

The 14 inches and 16-inch MacBook Pro The laptops were released in October 2021 and began a shift from the gently curved lids of previous MacBooks to a more structured, boxy design with flat lids and sharp corners. These models also lacked the touchpad interface of previous MacBook Pro laptops, and this feature remains only on the computer 2022 M2 13-inch MacBook Prowhich keeps the old retro look and feel (for now).

The biggest change, besides the chip manufacturing, is Apple’s claim of up to 22 hours of battery life, which the company says is “the longest battery life on a Mac.” MacBook Pro also adds Wi-Fi 6E up from Wi-Fi 6 and HDMI connectivity, which now supports 8K up to 60Hz and 4K displays up to 240Hz.

Apple claims that the performance of the M2 Pro chip is up to 40% faster than the previous M1 Pro in Photoshop image processing, and the M2 Max can render effects in Cinema 4D and color grading in DaVinci Resolve is up to 30% faster. M1 Max.

New 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro Starting at $1,999 and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro Starting at $2,499.

A close-up of a silver Mac Mini on a wooden desk.

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The Mac Mini is getting its first update since 2020

The The Mac Mini was last updated in 2020, moved away from Intel when it added the M1 chip. The new version offers both M2 and M2 Pro chips.

Apple claims that the M2 version offers Photoshop performance that can be up to 50% faster than the M1 version and 2.4 times faster when encoding in Final Cut Pro; And the M2 Pro version can run Final Cut Pro 4.2 times faster than the M1 Mac Mini. There was no M1 Pro version of the Mac Mini for direct comparison.

It’s worth noting that Apple also killed off the Intel Mac Mini, which had a version (along with the M1 version) available prior to this announcement. This leaves the Mac Studio desktop as the last Intel-based Mac you can buy directly from Apple. Some retailers still have stock Intel Mac Mini including Best Buyif you absolutely need one.

A new model is starting $599 for the M2 version and $1,299 for the M2 Pro version.

Apple says both the new Mac Mini and MacBook Pro will be available to order starting in January. It will start coming to customers and stores from January 17. 24.

Other products that could get M2, M2 Pro, or M2 Max chip updates in 2022 include the 24-inch iMac, Mac Studio, and Mac Pro desktop.

No, despite some rumours, not a touchscreen yet.

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