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MacBook Professional, Mac mini Refreshed With Apple M2, M2 Professional, M2 Max CPUs

Apple has taken the wraps off its latest-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional laptops in addition to the Mac mini desktop pc, now powered by M2-series processors. The long-rumoured 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Professional (2023) fashions might be obtainable with the newly unveiled M2 Professional and M2 Max processors, whereas the brand new Mac mini options the M2 CPU with an choice to step as much as the M2 Professional. All new fashions are already obtainable to preorder at official Apple shops together with Apple’s on-line retailer, and can go on sale from January 24 in India and 26 different nations, with different nations and areas to comply with.

MacBook Professional (14-inch, 2023) and MacBook Professional (16-inch, 2023) worth in India and specs

Apple has priced the brand new MacBook Professional (14-inch, 2023) beginning at Rs. 1,99,900 in India whereas the MacBook Professional (16-inch, 2023) might be priced beginning at Rs. 2,49,900. The corporate guarantees as much as 22 hours of battery life, which is the longest ever for a Mac laptop computer. Each fashions additionally now help Wi-Fi 6E for sooner connectivity and up to date HDMI ports permitting for 8K exterior shows for the primary time. Each are nonetheless obtainable in Silver and House Gray.

The 14-inch MacBook Professional will price Rs. 1,99,900 with an M2 Professional CPU with 10 CPU cores, of which six are efficiency cores and 4 are effectivity cores. This configuration has 16 lively GPU cores and a 16-core Neural Engine for AI acceleration. 16GB of built-in RAM is customary, however this may be configured to 32GB. You additionally get a 512GB SSD, configurable to 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB. 

An possibility priced at Rs. 2,49,900 will get you a 12-core M2 Professional CPU with eight efficiency cores and 4 effectivity cores, plus a 19-core GPU. 16GB of RAM continues to be customary however you get a 1TB SSD. 

You’ll be able to step as much as the M2 Max CPU which options the identical 12-core CPU configuration however a 32-core GPU. RAM is 32GB minimal, and reminiscence bandwidth is doubled from 200GBps to 400GBps. This selection will price Rs. 3,09,900 in India.

As for the 16-inch mannequin, costs begin at Rs. 2,49,900 for the 12-core M2 Professional with a 19-core GPU, together with 32GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. There is a pre-configured possibility with a 1TB SSD for Rs. 2,69,900. The variant with the 12-core M2 Max processor features a 38-core GPU however the identical different specs as its smaller counterpart, and is priced at Rs. 3,49,900.

Customized configurations could be ordered with as much as 96GB of RAM which is able to price Rs. 80,000 greater than a 32GB model. 8TB of storage will price Rs. 2,20,000 greater than a unit with 1TB by default. These elements are usually not upgradeable post-purchase.

The 14-inch MacBook Professional fashions characteristic a 14.2-inch show with a 3024×1964 native decision, whereas the 16-inch fashions have a 3456×2234 decision. These are Apple’s Liquid Retina XDR LCD panels, with 120Hz ProMotion and as much as 1000nits sustained brightness, plus full P3 color gamut replica. Relying on which variant you select, you may get both a 67W, 96W or 140W USB Kind-C charger and a removable MagSafe 3 cable.  

All new MacBook Professional variants have three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI video output, an SDXC card slot, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There’s additionally a 1080p webcam, six-speaker sound system. The 14-inch fashions are 15.5mm thick and weigh as much as 1.63kg whereas the 16-inch fashions are 16.8mm thick and weigh as much as 2.16kg. 

The M2-powered Mac mini has two Thunderbolt 4 ports whereas the M2 Professional-powered model has 4

 

Mac mini (2023) worth in India and specs

The brand new Mac mini (2023) will price Rs. 59,900 onwards with the M2 processor and Rs. 1,29,900 onwards with the M2 Professional processor. It’s obtainable solely in Silver. The bottom configuration priced at Rs. 59,900 options an M2 CPU with 4 efficiency cores and 4 effectivity cores, plus a 10-core GPU and 16-core neural engine. Reminiscence bandwidth is 100GBps and 8GB of RAM is customary however you’ll be able to select 16GB or 24GB on the time of buy. The 256GB SSD may also be swapped for 512GB, 1TB or 2TB. 

The M2 Professional configuration, for Rs. 1,29,900, will get you a 10-core CPU with six efficiency cores and 4 effectivity cores, plus a 16-core GPU. 16GB of RAM is customary, with the choice of 32GB, and reminiscence bandwidth is 200GBps. You additionally get a 512GB SSD. This variant can help as much as three exterior shows whereas its lower-priced siblings can deal with two. 

All Mac mini variants have a built-in speaker and built-in energy provide, two or 4 Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI video output, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB Kind-A (5Gbps) ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There’s Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. The gadget weighs as much as 1.28kg. With this launch, Apple has formally discontinued the final Intel-powered Mac mini.