The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro are the best laptops Apple sells, and now they are available with new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Apple introduced the M2 chip in the 13-inch MacBook Pro in June 2022, so there’s been a bit of a wait for the enhanced M2 Pro and Max chips to arrive, but now they are here. Here’s everything you need to know about the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models which went on sale on January 24, 2023.
Apple has updated the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Battery life is longer. Prices for the 14-inch model still start at $1,999 in the U.S. where in the U.K. the price is up from £1,899 to £2,149.
The entry level 14-inch model offers a 10-Core CPU and 16-Core GPU and 16GB memory. While the maximum M2 Max offers 12-Core CPU, 30-Core GPU and up to 96GB of unified memory. The new models include support for Wi-Fi 6E, advanced HDMI, that supports 8K displays for the first time.
Read on for more information.
New 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Release date
It feels like we’ve had a long wait for the MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max to arrive, but the wait is now over. The 2023 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro started shipping on January 24, 2023. Read our review of the 16in MacBook Pro with M2 Pro.
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New 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Price
We were anticipating that prices for the new generation of MacBooks would skyrocket outside the U.S. following price rises for the whole range of iPads in October, and our fears were founded. While in the U.S. the price of the MacBook Pro 14-inch still starts at $1,999, now in the U.K. the price has been hiked from £1,899 to £2,149–that’s an increase of £250 (roughly $300). While price increases around the world relate primarily to inflation and currency fluctuations, it is not great news for those for whom the Mac is further outside of their price range.
Here are Apple’s MSRPs before and after the M2 Pro updates:
14-inch MacBook Pro
WAS: M1 Pro, 8-Core CPU, 14-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD: $1,999/£1,899NOW: M2 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD: $1,999/£2,149WAS: M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $2,499/£2,399NOW: M2 Pro, 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $2,499/£2,699NEW: M2 Max, 12-Core CPU, 30-Core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $3,099/£3,499
Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (2023)
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