Apple Announces New MacBook Pro With M2 Pro And M2 Max

Apple has today announced new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro notebooks, with what is claimed to be 6x faster performance than the fasted Intel-based MacBook Pro.

The new notebooks will support up to 96GB of RAM, Apple says, with both 14 and 16-inch models now getting updated Apple silicon.

Not only do the new chips ensure faster speeds but also longer battery life, with Apple saying that the battery life of a new MacBook Pro should be up to 22 hours. It also says that’s the longest battery life of any Mac.

The new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are designed for more demanding workflows, with Apple noting that the machine is capable of running at the same performance level whether it’s connected to power or running on battery.

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, users can tackle large projects and run multiple pro apps with blazing speed. A next-generation GPU with up to 19 cores delivers up to 30 percent more graphics performance, and the Neural Engine is 40 percent faster, speeding up machine learning tasks like video analysis and image processing.

The new MacBook Pro is available for pre-order starting today and will ship starting Tuesday, January 24. The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip starts at $1,999 and the 16-inch model with the M2 Pro starts at $2,499.

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