Apple introduces new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max -- its most powerful chips yet
At its latest hardware event hosted today, Apple unveiled a new MacBook Pro powered by M1 Pro and M1 Max processors -- its first pro chips designed exclusively for the Mac.
Available in 14- and 16-inch models, the updated MacBook Pro promises improved performance and battery life and a Liquid Retina XDR screen which Apple describes in its usual modest way as the "world’s best notebook display".
The new MacBook Pro comes with a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, high-fidelity six-speaker sound system, and a new MagSafe 3 port.
The new M1 Pro chip features an up-to-10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores, and with an up-to-16-core GPU. Apple says the M1 Pro delivers up to 70 percent faster CPU performance than M1, and up to 2x faster GPU performance.
The M1 Max, which Apple says is the world’s most powerful chip for a pro notebook, features the same 10-core CPU as M1 Pro, but doubles the GPU with up to 32 cores and up to 4x faster GPU performance.
"We set out to create the world’s best pro notebook, and today we’re excited to introduce the all-new MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max -- a game-changing combination of phenomenal performance, unrivaled battery life, and groundbreaking features," said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The all-new MacBook Pro adds a breathtaking XDR display, more ports like MagSafe 3, an advanced 1080p camera, and a sensational six-speaker sound system, all in a stunning new design. The new MacBook Pro simply has no equal and is by far the best pro notebook we’ve ever built."
The new MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max are available to order today on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app and will arrive from October 26. Pricing for the 14-inch MacBook Pro model starts at $1,999 ($1,849 for education). The 16-inch MacBook Pro model starts at $2,499 ($2,299 for education).