Apple’s much-awaited M2 Pro and M2 Max chips have finally arrived alongside new MacBook Pro and Mac mini models. Buyers can get the new processors on both the 14-inch and 16-inch variants of Apple’s laptops and the Mac mini gets an additional configuration this time around.
The Apple M2 Pro chip has been crafted with a 12-core CPU and an up to 19-core GPU, while it supports up to 32GB of unified memory. As for the new Apple M2 Max, it delivers an up to 12-core CPU and an up to 38-core GPU, along with support for 96GB of unified memory.
Both these fresh silicons are fabbed on the 5nm process and ship with a 16-core Neural Engine and Apple’s proprietary media engine. While the M2 Pro has over 40 billion transistors, the M2 Max has over 67 billion transistors.
Coming to the products, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models now include Wi-Fi 6E3 as well as support for 8K displays up to 60Hz and 4K displays up to 240Hz. Both models can be purchased with either of the two new chips in different configurations.
The Mac mini update is quite a significant one since its predecessor never received the Pro version of Apple’s chip. That said, its base model does make do with the Apple M2 processor and offers 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.
The one powered by the Apple M2 Pro chip opts for 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and an additional four Thunderbolt 4 ports. It can support up to three displays simultaneously as opposed to two on the standard M2 model.
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999, while the 16-inch model sells at $2,499. The M2-powered Mac mini, on the other hand, goes for $599, with its M2 Pro variant starting at $1,299.