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Apple announces the M2 Pro and M2 Max-powered MacBook Pros and Mac Mini

Apple has updated their 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros and Mac Mini now to the M2 family of chips.

MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max

Apple MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ (2023)

For this new model, the design of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros hasn’t changed. It’s still the new design that was first introduced back in October 2021.

There’s still three Thunderbolt 4 port, HDMI, SD card slot, headphone jack, MagSafe 3, a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and a Force Touch trackpad.

“Only Apple is building SoCs like M2 Pro and M2 Max. They deliver incredible pro performance along with industry-leading power efficiency,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies. “With an even more powerful CPU and GPU, support for a larger unified memory system, and an advanced media engine, M2 Pro and M2 Max represent astonishing advancements in Apple silicon.”

Apple MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ (2023)

What is new is the inside, the laptops are being powered by the M2 Pro chip but can be configured with up to an M2 Max chip.

Apple MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ (2023)

The previous models from 2021 could only be configured with up to 64GB of RAM but the new models support up to 96GB of RAM (if you option it with the top tier M2 Max chip).

The starting configurations for the new MacBook Pro 14” (2023) are as follows:

  • M2 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU), 16GB memory, 512GB SSD – $2,599 CAD
  • M2 Pro (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU), 16GB memory, 1TB SSD – $3,299 CAD
  • M2 Max (12-core CPU, 30-core GPU), 32GB memory, 1TB SSD – $4,099 CAD

Meanwhile the new MacBook Pro 16” (2023) has these configurations

  • M2 Pro (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU), 16GB memory, 512GB SSD – $3,199 CAD
  • M2 Pro (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU), 16GB memory, 1TB SSD – $3,449 CAD
  • M2 Max (12-core CPU, 38-core GPU), 32GB memory, 1TB SSD – $4,499 CAD

Both the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are available to order to today and ship on January 24th.

Mac Mini with M2 and M2 Pro

Apple Mac Mini (2023)

On the Mac Mini side, the Mac has been long in the tooth for an update, as it was back in November 2020 when it was last updated to the M1 chip.

Apple Mac Mini (2023)

“With incredible capabilities and a wide array of connectivity in its compact design, Mac mini is used in so many places, in so many different ways. Today, we’re excited to take it even further with M2 and M2 Pro,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Bringing even more performance and a lower starting price, Mac mini with M2 is a tremendous value. And for users who need powerful pro performance, Mac mini with M2 Pro is unlike any other desktop in its class.”

The new Mac Mini now comes with the M2 chip but can be configured with the M2 Pro.

Apple Mac Mini (2023)

RAM options include up to 32GB of memory and storage options include up to a 8TB SSD.

Apple Mac Mini (2023)

For ports, the M2 Mac Mini has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI, two USB-A port, Gigabit ethernet and a headphone jack.

Apple Mac Mini (2023) with M2

The M2 Pro Mac Mini has the same ports but adds two more Thunderbolt 4 ports for a total of four.

Apple Mac Mini (2023) with M2 Pro

The starting configurations for the new Mac Mini (2023) are as follows:

  • M2 (8-core CPU, 10-core GPU), 8GB memory, 256GB SSD – $799 CAD
  • M2 (8-core CPU, 10-core GPU), 8GB memory, 512GB SSD – $1,049 CAD
  • M2 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU), 16GB memory, 512GB SSD – $1,699 CAD

The new Mac Mini is available for order to today and ship on January 24th.

Source: Apple, (2), (3)

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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