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Apple brings M2 Pro and Max chips to the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros • TechCrunch

Apple brings M2 Pro and Max chips to the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros • TechCrunch

There’s no big Apple event today, but the company’s got quite a bit of news to share this morning. In addition to the new Mac Mini, a pair of new MacBook Pro just dropped, sporting souped up versions of the M2 chips.

The 14- and 16-inch versions of the company’s high-end laptops now ship with a choice of the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The new Mini sports an M2 Pro option (in addition to the default M2), but the new Pros are the first — and thus far only — system to get the M2 Max chip. The company says the top line system is ” up to 6x faster” than the last generation of Intel systems (if you’re able to remember back that far).

“MacBook Pro with Apple silicon has been a game changer, empowering pros to push the limits of their workflows while on the go and do things they never thought possible on a laptop,” Greg Joswiak says in a release. “Today the MacBook Pro gets even better. With faster performance, enhanced connectivity, and the longest battery life ever in a Mac, along with the best display in a laptop, there’s simply nothing else like it.”

The new 14-inch model starts at $2,000. Fully specking out with the 12-core core CPU/38-core GPU M2 Max, 96GB of RAM and 8TB of storage will run you $6,300 (no one said it was going to be cheap). The 16-inch, meanwhile starts at $2,500. If you opt for the M2 Max, 96GB of RAM and 8TB of storage, you’ll get at a cool $6,500.

Both models are available for pre-order today and are set to start shipping in exactly a week, on January 24.


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