Apple recently launched the refreshed 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. The new laptops offer better performance and longer battery life, a ProMotion Liquid Retina XDR display, and many more features. If the latest machines intrigue you, have a look at their Indian prices below.
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. whereas 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 a 12-Core CPU, 30-Core GPU, and up to 96GB of unified memory. The new models include support for Wi-Fi 6E, and advanced HDMI, which supports 8K displays for the first time.
2023 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 worldwide 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 price
- WAS: M1 Pro, 8-Core CPU, 14-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD: $1,999/£1,899
- NOW: M2 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD: $1,999/£2,149
- WAS: M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $2,499/£2,399
- NOW: M2 Pro, 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $2,499/£2,699
- NEW: M2 Max, 12-Core CPU, 30-Core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $3,099/£3,499
16-inch MacBook Pro
- WAS: M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD: $2,499/£2,399
- NOW: M2 Pro, 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD: $2,499/£2,699
- WAS: M1 Pro, 10-Core CPU, 16-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $2,699/£2,599
- NOW: M2 Pro, 12-Core CPU, 19-Core GPU, 16GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $2,699/£2,899
- WAS: M1 Max, 10-Core CPU, 32-Core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $3,499/£3,299
- NOW: M2 Max, 12-Core CPU, 38-Core GPU, 32GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD: $3,499/£3,749
Spec Sheet Recap
The new 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch MacBook Pros come with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips that offer up to 15.9 times better video transcoding on Final Cut Pro. The chips include a 12-core CPU, up to 38 cores of GPU, up to 96GB of unified memory, and 8TB of SSD storage.
The laptops can deliver up to 22 hours of video playback and include a Liquid Retina XDR display with a 120Hz refresh rate and up to 1600 nits of peak brightness. They support a 1080p front camera, spatial audio, Wi-Fi 6E, HDMI output, Thunderbolt 4, MagSafe, a 3.5mm audio jack, Touch ID, the Magic keyboard, and more.
The M2 Pro and M2 Mac both offer up to 12-core CPU. There is also a 10-core CPU option available for the entry-level 14-inch model.
There is a maximum of 38 GPU cores, six more than the M1 Max offered.
The Geekbench benchmarks above were for a new MacBook Pro with 96GB RAM inside–and that does correlate with the new M2 Max MacBook Pro model. This is up from a 64GB maximum with the M1 Max.
It’s no surprise that the new MacBook Pro models will offer more RAM. Apple upped the RAM in the M2 MacBooks from a maximum of 16GB in the M1 to 24GB in the M2. We have up to 32GB RAM in the M2 Pro and 96GB RAM in the M2 Max
The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro offer better battery life than the 2021 models did. Apple claims the new MacBook Pro achieves the longest battery life ever in a Mac—up to 22 hours from the 21 hours offered by the 16-inch 2021 model. The 14-inch model offers 18 hours, up from 17 hours.
So, are you planning to buy any of the new 2023 MacBook Pro models? Let us know in the comments section below.