Apple: Mac Mini and MacBook Pro with the new M2 processors

Apple introduced its new M2 generation processors in Cupertino last night. As with the M1 chip, the M2 also has two additional expansion stages that provide greater performance with more processor circuitry. As with the M1, these expansion stages are called Pro and Ultra. Appropriately, new hardware has also been introduced, and it is equipped accordingly. It’s a new version of the Mac Mini desktop computer with the M2 and M2 Pro chip, as well as new versions of the 14- and 16-inch laptops in the MacBook Pro line.

Thanks to the energy-efficient performance of Apple chips, the M2 Max can quickly handle graphics-intensive projects while providing excellent battery life.

New laptops, new desktops

Apple introduces the MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro and M2 Max, with unprecedented performance and the longest battery life ever in a Mac. Equipped like this, the new generation MacBook Pro has up to 6 times faster performance than the previous fastest MacBook Pro with an Intel processor. Up to 96GB of shared memory is now supported for demanding professional workflows. Other than that, the MacBooks are pretty much identical to the previous model with the M1 chipset, both internally and externally.

Apple also unveiled a new Mac Mini with the M2 and M2 Pro, which is, of course, too — more powerful, more versatile, and offers more capabilities — all more than ever before, Apple points out. The Mac mini is now even cheaper.

New M2 chips

Apple today announced the M2 Pro and M2 Max, two next-generation SoCs (systems on a chip) that take the industry-leading power-efficient performance of Apple chipsets to a new level. The M2 Pro expands the M2 architecture to a CPU up to 12 cores and a GPU up to 19 cores, with up to 32GB of fast shared memory. The M2 Max builds on the power of the M2 Pro with up to a 38-core GPU, twice the shared memory bandwidth, and up to 96GB of shared memory. Its industry-leading performance per watt makes it the world’s most powerful and energy-efficient chip in any professional laptop. Both chips also offer improved proprietary technologies, including a faster 16-core Neural Engine and Apple’s powerful Media Engine. M2 Pro brings professional performance for the first time mac miniwhile the M2 Pro and M2 Max offer impressive performance and capabilities 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro Take it to a whole new level.

Price and availability

New MacBook Pro models (14- and 16-inch) will be available with the M2 Pro and M2 Max starting January 24, 2023 Available on the Apple Store app, Apple Stores, and Apple Authorized Resellers. It can be ordered now in the Apple Store (online and in the app) for delivery on January 24th. to be delivered.

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro starts at CHF 2,199; Pricing for the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro starts at CHF 2,749. Depending on the equipment (chip, ram, mass storage) it will be more expensive.

The new Mac mini with M2 and M2 Pro will also be available at Apple Stores and Apple Retailers starting Tuesday, January 24. Available to order starting today, January 17, at and in the Apple Store app, including in Switzerland.
The Mac Mini with M2 starts at CHF 649, while the machine with the “M2 Pro” chip is available from CHF 1,399. On request, there are several equipment options for a corresponding surcharge.

More information

14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro (merged product page)

Mac mini (product page)

Apple Switzerland (manufacturer website)

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