The Mac Mini and MacBook Pro have new model updates from Apple, all of which include the most recent iPhone manufacturer silicon.
Apple revealed its updating the Mac Mini and the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros in a number of fresh news releases. These new gadgets unveiled today are built with either the M2, M2 Pro, or M2 Max CPUs rather than the M2 system on a chip, which was first revealed at WWDC last year and is present in the 13-inch MacBook, the most recent MacBook Air, and the most recent iPad Pro models.
The M2 Pro has 200GB/s of unified memory bandwidth, double that of the standard M2 CPU, according to Apple’s press statement. In comparison to the MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 processor, Apple claims that the M2 Pro can “process photos in Adobe Photoshop up to 40% faster.”
The unified memory bandwidth of the M2 Max is 400GB/s, which is twice as much as that of the M2 Pro. Both the M2 Pro and M2 Max use the same 12-core CPU, however, according to Apple, the M2 Max is the more expensive model. Its chip is marketed as being able to handle “graphics-intensive tasks” and as being the “most powerful and efficient chip for a pro laptop in the world.”
The newest Mac Mini looks largely the same as its previous late 2020 refresh, but the upgrade in specs is welcome since the device hasn’t been updated since 2020 when Apple installed the original M1 chip in the computer. However, when the M1 Pro M1 Max was released, Apple did not upgrade the Mac Mini’s specifications. According to the news statement, the Mac Mini will be offered in the M2 and M2 Pro variants.
Orders for the most recent Mac Mini can be made starting today. The M2 configuration and M2 Pro have starting prices of $599 and $1,299, respectively. The start of shipping is scheduled on January 24.
Previously, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros could be configured with either the 2021-released M1 Pro or M1 Max. The most recent MacBook Pro models include improved Wi-Fi 6E3 and HDMI ports in addition to the newest Apple silicon; Apple did not say what kind of HDMI connectors they are other than “more advanced,” but the ports might be HDMI 2.1.
Beginning today, orders for the MacBook Pros will start to deliver on January 24. The 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro chip costs $1,999, and the 16-inch model starts at $2,499 in price. In contrast, the starting prices for the 14- and 16-inch M2 Max MacBook Pros are $3,099 and $3,499, respectively.