MacBook Pro 14 and 16 with M2, Apple updates notebooks for professionals. Mac Mini M2 also arrives


MacBook Pro 14 and 16 with M2, Apple updates notebooks for professionals.  Mac Mini M2 also arrives
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Apple announced the new models with a press release. On the new models the powerful M2 Pro and M2 Max processors

Apple has updated its range of computers by introducing the new ones MacBook Pro 14 and 16 inch with the introduction of M2 Pro processors and M2 Pro Max, enhanced versions of Apple’s current Silicon M2 chip, which debuted in the MacBook Air (review) and MacBook Pro 13 (review). Even the Mac mini, the ultra-compact desktop computerhas been updated with the addition of M2.

Up to 96GB of unified storage

All new Macs have the same design as the M1 variants released in late 2021 (MacBook Pro 14 and 16) and 2020 (Mac mini). The real novelty lies in the chips. Presented together with the “enhanced” M2 Max, the M2 Pro represents both a new level of power and efficiency. These are two SoCs (Systems on a chip) where the first – M2 Pro – offers a CPU with up to 12 cores and a GPU with up to 19 cores, together with a fast unified memory of up to 32 Giga. The Max takes advantage of the capabilities of the M2 Pro by also including up to a unified 38-core GPU. New processors that take the speed of the MacBook Pro, 2023 release, to a exceed six times the speed of older MacBooks with the fastest Intel processor, assures the company. Among other features, a unified memory up to 96 Gigaa battery that now reaches 22 hours of life and a HDMI that also supports 8K displays. The Macs introduced today also switch to Wifi 6E, an updated and faster version of the wireless connectivity standard. If you already have one of the few routers compatible with Wifi 6E you will benefit from it.
For the alleged MacBook with touch screen, which has been talked about in recent weeks, or for other important aesthetic or functional innovations, we have to wait instead.

Mac mini, small but big

mac mini, for its part, compared to the previous generation with the M1 increases power and lowers the price. The M2 chips It has an 8-core CPU with four high-performance cores and 4 high-efficiency cores, as well as a 10-core GPU. The M2 chip also brings ProRes acceleration to the Mac mini, so tasks like video editing in Final Cut Pro are twice as snappy. The M2 chip model can also simultaneously play up to two streams of 8K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps, or up to 12 streams of 4K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps. With all this performance, Mac mini is, says Apple “up to five times faster than the best-selling Windows desktop computer” (Apple specifies that it is a PC with an Intel Core i5 processor, Intel UHD Graphics 730 and the latest version of Windows 11 available).
Using an M2 Pro processor, the mini goes a long way Mac Studiothe Apple desktop PC for professional needs, expensive but stuck to the previous generation M1 processors.


The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are available for pre-order now and will hit stores January 24. The price starts from 2,499 euros (for 14 inch) e from 2,849 euros (for 16 inches). Even Mac Mini is already in pre-order and arrives in stores on January 24: the price starts from 729 euros.

January 17, 2023 ( edit January 17, 2023 | 6:49 pm)


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