Apple has announced the 2023 MacBook Pro editions – 14-inch and 16-inch as well as the Mac mini, all equipped with the new Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. The new processors claim to offer up to 20% faster CPU performance and 30% faster GPU performance over the previous generation M1 variants.
The 2023 editions of the MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch as well as the Mac mini, all equipped with the new Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. The new processors claim to offer up to 20% faster CPU performance and 30% faster GPU performance over the previous generation M1 variants. This makes the new MacBook Pro and Mac mini models a great option for those who are looking for a powerful and efficient device to handle their work and daily tasks.
Reasons: Why you can consider buying the new 2023 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini
- Revolutionary M2 Pro and M2 Max Processors
- Up to 20% faster CPU and 30% faster GPU performance
- Customizable configuration options for processors, memory, and storage
- Improved battery life and connectivity options
- Lower starting price for Mac mini
- Discontinuation of older Intel variant
- No word yet on Apple Silicon based Mac Pro
2023 MacBook Pro Series Features and what’s inside
The 2023 MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch can now be configured with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. You can either go with Apple’s preset configuration options — three each for the two sizes — or you can configure any of the options to essentially have any processor, memory, and storage configuration you like. The M2 Pro and M2 Max chips offer 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU or 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU options. The M2 Max can be configured in either 12-core CPU and 30-core GPU or 12-core CPU and 38-core GPU options.
The new processors also bring updated unified memory configurations, with the M2 Pro offering 16GB and 32GB options whereas the M2 Max offering 32GB, 64GB, and 96GB options. You can also configure the built-in flash storage from 512GB all the way to 8TB.
The new processors have also bumped up the battery life of the 2023 models, with the 14-inch model enabling 18 hours of video playback and 12 hours of wireless web browsing, while the 16-inch model can do 22 hours of video playback and 15 hours of wireless web browsing.
The New 2023 MacBook Pro 14-inch is available in $1999, $2499, and $3099 variants, while the 16-inch is available in $2499, $2699, and $3499 variants. All models can be configured with all options through the Apple online store.
The Mac mini now comes with the M2 and the M2 Pro processors. It also now has a lower starting price of $599 as the old Intel variant has finally been discontinued. The Mac mini has the M2 processor for the $599 and $799 models, which has an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. Both of these have a measly 8GB unified memory as standard but can be configured manually with either 16GB or 24GB.
The $1299 model comes with the M2 Pro with 10-core CPU and 16-core GPU as standard but can be configured with the 12-core CPU and 19-core GPU variant. It includes 16GB unified memory and can be upgraded to 32GB. The M2 models can be configured up to 2TB storage while the M2 Pro model can be configured up to 8TB.
All new Mac mini models come with Wi-Fi 6E but the M2 Pro model also includes the new HDMI 2.1 port as well as four Thunderbolt 4 ports instead of two on the M2 models. The older Intel variant has finally been discontinued, leaving the Mac Pro as the only Intel-based option in Apple’s lineup.
There is still no word on the arrival of the Apple Silicon based Mac Pro, which is now officially past Apple’s original 2022 transition period claim. But if we had to guess it is likely arriving later this year with the inevitable M2 Ultra in tow.