APPLE has unveiled a brand new MacBook Pro that may be faster than any other laptop in the world.
The next-gen laptop was leaked widely ahead of launch – but is now official and coming to an Apple Store near you.
Apple’s new MacBook Pro models run on a whole new set of ultra-fast chips.
It’s available in 14-inch and 16-inch screens – a first for the series of Apple laptops.
The new screen moves from edge to edge, and breathes new life into the MacBook Pro design.
And as rumored, there’s a “notch” at the top of the screen that houses the FaceTime camera – just like the iPhone.
The Touch ID bar has been replaced by a physical row of function keys.
There are also multiple ports, including an HDMI, three Thunderbolt 4 USB-C slots, an SD card port, and a headphone jack.
USB-C charging has been omitted for the MagSafe Pro, which sports a quick-attach charging cable to deliver faster power.
What makes the new MacBook Pro so powerful is Apple’s M1 Pro and Max chips.
The M1 Pro is a supercharged version of the ultra-fast M1 chip that Apple built itself – as a replacement for Intel processors.
The original M1 received great reviews, but this new chip will give the MacBook Pro a significant edge over rivals.
“This is our next breakthrough for the Mac,” Apple said.
It has 33.7 billion transistors – almost three times the number of M1s.
Apple says it offers up to 70% increased performance and twice as fast graphics as compared to the M1.
There is also a more powerful chip option called the M1 Max.
This particular version can support up to 64GB of RAM and has 57 billion transistors.
It has the same 10-core CPU as the M1 Pro, but has twice the 32-core GPU – offering up to four times faster graphics than the M1 chip.
Apple says it delivers “higher performance at every power level” than rival chips.
And it says it will trump laptops with dedicated graphics chips as well.
The other big advantage is that it demands significantly lower power consumption than rival PCs.
Apple has fitted the new MacBook Pro with a mini LED display.
Normal LED-backlit screens struggle to show high and low brightness and contrast in specific areas.
With a mini LED screen, the LEDs are much smaller – so you can fit more.
So Apple is now able to provide more detailed lighting in very specific areas of the screen.
And finally, that means more accurate video when you’re watching TV or a movie.
It’s also a 120Hz promotion panel (like on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPad Pro).
This means you get smooth scrolling and animations.
Brightness is rated at 1,000 nits for continuous brightness and 1,600 nits for peak brightness.
And it allows a contrast ratio of 1:1,000,000.
There’s a new sound system with 80% more bass.
It has six speakers, including two tweeters and four woofers.
And it supports spatial audio for a “sophisticated 3D sound stage”—which Apple calls “theatre-like.”
The new models start at $1,999 and $2,499 respectively in Silver and Space Gray color options.
You can order today with availability starting next week.
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