MacBook Pro updates by Apple with M2 chip

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro 13-inch model with the new M2 chip, the same chip present in the new MacBook Air. The new M2 chip has an 8-core CPU offering up to 18% faster CPU performance than the previous generation and the new 10-core GPU is up to 35% more powerful, and has a 40% faster Neural Engine, says Apple.

It supports up to 24GB of fast unified memory, and adds a next-generation media engine and a powerful ProRes video engine for hardware-accelerated encode. There is an active cooling system to sustain its pro performance, says Apple.

It retains other specifications from the M1 model, including a 13.3-inch Retina display, Touch Bar, Touch ID, 2x Thunderbolt ports with USB 4 support and a headphone jack. For the connectivity, there is support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. It has 58.2-watt-hour battery that promises up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing and up to 20 hours of video playback.

Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 14″ and 16″ specifications

  • 14.2-inch (3024×1964 pixels) / 16.2 (3456×2234 pixels) Liquid Retina XDR display at 254 pixels per inch, ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, Up to 1,000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1,600 nits peak brightness, 10,00,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Apple M1 Pro chip – 8-core CPU with 6 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, 14-core GPU / 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, 16-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 200GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Apple M1 Max chip – 10-core CPU with 8 performance cores and 2 efficiency cores, 32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 400GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Up to 32GB unified memory (Configurable to 64GB (M1 Max))
  • Up to 1TB SSD ( Configurable to: 2TB, 4TB or 8TB)
  • macOS Monterey operating system
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Ambient light sensor, Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities
  • Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0
  • 1080p FaceTime HD camera, Advanced image signal processor with computational video
  • Studio‑quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones, High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers, Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers, Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro and AirPods Max
  • 3 x Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C with support for Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), SDXC card slot, HDMI 2.0 port, MagSafe 3 port
  • 14″ Dimensions: 1.55 x 31.26 x 22.12 cm (Height X Width X Depth); Weight: 1.6kg
  • 16″ Dimensions: 1.68 x 35.57 x 24.81 cm (Height X Width X Depth); Weight: 2.1kg (M1 Pro) / 2.2kg (M1 Max)
  • 14″ – 70-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with up to 17 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 11 hours wireless web ; 67W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M1 Pro with 8-core CPU) / 96W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M1 Pro with 10-core CPU or M1 Max, configurable with M1 Pro with 8-core CPU), USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
  • 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with up to 21 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 14 hours wireless web; 140W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable

Pricing and availability

The MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 comes in Silver and Space Grey colours, starts at Rs. 1,29,900 for the 8-Core CPU and 10-Core GPU 256GB model and will be available from select Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers, next month.

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