Apple has announced important developments within its range of portable computers with the arrival of the second generation M2 chip. It’s so much about Macbook Airlike the MacBook Pro 13 which can be purchased from next month.
Unlike the 2022 MacBook Air which has been completely redesigned on the outside, the 13-inch MacBook Pro retains its look and size of the past five years, with the added bonus of being the only new laptop introduced that maintains the Touch Bar .
When will the MacBook Pro 13 with M2 go on sale?
The MacBook Pro 13 is the only MacBook Pro you can buy with the M2 chip at this time, as the other 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models have not updated their configuration and remain with the chip specifications. M1.
Th at said, the marketing of the now presented MacBook Pro 13 will arrive from next month, coinciding with the summer season. The company has not revealed specific dates, but as usual, it will offer a pre-booking period for products.
What is the price of the MacBook Pro 13 with M2?
The recommended price for 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 it starts at $1,619 for what is considered the most basic configuration. If you belong to the education sector, you will have access to this equipment for a lower price of $1,504.
If you are planning to upgrade your Mac and you have a previous generation model, you might be interested in the plans for Apple Exchange. It allows you to trade in your current device for a direct discount or gift card offered by Apple.
What’s New in MacBook Pro 13 with M2
We’ve already pointed out that the new MacBook Pro 13 retains the same size, weight, design, and ports as its predecessor. On the plus side, this means that Apple has yet to introduce the notch present on the MacBook Air M2.
To everyone’s surprise, touch bar the touch bar is not dead completely, at least for now. Apple has included it again in this model of MacBook Pro, which is good news if you’re one of those who have become accustomed to using it on a daily basis.
Inside, things have changed remarkably. In terms of performance, the M2 has an 8-core processor, which is the same as the previous generation M1, but has been upgraded from 8 to 10 GPU cores for better graphics.
This allows you to ensure that the M2 offers peak performance per watt, even better than the M1, as it is positioned as 18% faster in CPU tasks and 35% more powerful in graphics.
Memory bandwidth has been increased by 50% over the M1, with a much higher RAM allocation than its predecessor, as it can now handle a 24GB figure compared to the 16GB supported by the 2020 model .
The new MacBook Pro supports Spatial audioit comes with a faster USB C port and battery charging is 67W. However, it doesn’t improve its webcam quality like the MacBook Air M2 did, which has an HD camera 1080p quality.
This Mac hits the market with the version of macOS Monterey, the version in effect until the version is officially announced at the end of the year macOS Ventura which Apple started talking to developers about at WWDC 2022.
This new version of macOS Ventura It arrives with interesting novelties such as the Visual Organizer and another series of new and powerful functions, among which Continuity, Handoff in FaceTime and improvements in Safari, Messages and Spotlight stand out.
MacBook Pro M2 Specifications
- 13-inch Retina display
- Apple M2 processor chip
- 8 GB of RAM (configurable to 16 GB or 24 GB)
- 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB SSD Storage
- 2560×1600 resolution at 227ppi, 500 nits brightness, True Tone
- Keyboard with Touch Bar and Touch ID
- 720p FaceTime camera
- 58.2 Wh battery (claimed life of up to 20 hours of video)
- Ports 2 Thunderbolt USB 4
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Stereo speakers with Spatial Audio support
- Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.0 mode
- Dimensions of 304.1 x 212.4 x 15.6mm
- weight of 1.4 kg