New MacBook Pro, Image/Apple
Apple recently announced a new MacBook Pro lineup equipped with the new family of M3 chips: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. The MacBook Pro lineup includes the following model descriptions:
- 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3– Primarily geared for students, business owners, musicians and video editors, the MacBook Pro with M3 is up to 60 percent faster than the 13‑inch MacBook Pro with M1. Its advanced thermal system greatly increases performance.
- 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro– MacBook Pro with M3 Pro is designed for users with more demanding workflows like coders, creatives, and researchers, MacBook Pro with M3 Pro provides even greater performance and supports more unified memory.
- 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Max– MacBook Pro with M3 Max is designed for machine learning programmers, 3D artists, and video editors- those with performance heavy workflows. It It supports up to 128GB of unified memory, “enabling creators to easily work on large and complex projects spanning multiple pro apps and plugins, or compose huge film scores where entire orchestral libraries are instantly available from memory.”
All five models come with useful features to assist user goals:
All MacBook Pro models feature a brilliant Liquid Retina XDR display with 20 percent brighter SDR content, a built-in 1080p camera, an immersive six-speaker sound system, and a wide array of connectivity options. With up to 22 hours of battery life, the lineup offers the ultimate in pro portability, delivering the same performance whether plugged in or on battery, so users can take their workflows anywhere.
Apple’s M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max Chips, Image/Apple
Apple’s M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max are the first personal computer chips built using the industry-leading 3-nanometer technology. Using Dynamic Caching, GPU performance is dramatically increased for the most demanding pro apps and games by allocating the use of local memory in hardware in real time so only the necessary amount of memory is used.
New rendering GPU features also have come to Apple silicon:
Hardware-accelerated mesh shading for greater capability and efficiency with geometry processing, enabling more visually complex scenes. And hardware-accelerated ray tracing comes to the Mac for the first time, enabling games to render more accurate shadows and reflections to create more realistic environments.
Apple Sonoma OS, another feature available on all MacBook Pros includes new widget interaction features, video conferencing options, Safari browser additions, remote access to other Macs, Game Mode for gamers and impressive new screen savers.
Pricing and Availability
- Customers can order the new MacBook Pro starting, Monday, October 30, on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app in twenty-seven countries and regions, including the U.S. It will begin arriving to customers, and will be in Apple Store locations and Apple Authorized Resellers, starting Tuesday, November 7.
- The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 starts at $1,599 (U.S.) and $1,499 (U.S.) for education; the 14‑inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro starts at $1,999 (U.S.) and $1,849 (U.S.) for education; and the 16‑inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,499 (U.S.) and $2,299 (U.S.) for education.
- With Apple Trade In, customers can trade in their current computer and get credit toward a new Mac. Customers can visit apple.com/shop/trade-in to see what their device is worth.