Apple has announced important developments within its range of laptops with the arrival of the second generation M2 chip. It is so much about MacBook Airlike the MacBook Pro 13 which can be purchased from next month.
Unlike the 2022 MacBook Air that has been completely redesigned on the outside, the 13-inch MacBook Pro maintains its appearance and size from the last five years, with the added bonus of being the only new laptop introduced that maintains the Touch Bar.
When does the MacBook Pro 13 with M2 go on sale?
The MacBook Pro 13 is the only MacBook Pro model that you will be able to buy at the moment with the M2 chip, since the other MacBook Pro models with screen sizes of 14 and 16 inches have not updated their configuration and remain with the M1 chip specifications.
That said, the marketing of the MacBook Pro 13 presented at WWDC in 2022 will be available for pre-order from this coming Friday June 17 at the Apple Store and through the company’s authorized resellers.
As has happened on previous occasions, orders will start arriving to customers from Friday June 24. We are already anxious to be able to test the new equipment and offer you the first details of the performance that this new M2 chip can offer.
What is the price of the MacBook Pro 13 with M2?
The recommended price for 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 it starts at €1,619 for what is considered the most basic configuration. If you belong to the educational sector, you will have access to this equipment for a lower price of €1,504.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your Mac and have a previous-generation model, you might be interested in learning about plans for Apple Trade In. It allows you to trade in your current device in exchange for a direct discount or a gift card offered by Apple.
What’s New in MacBook Pro 13 with M2
We’ve already highlighted that the new MacBook Pro 13 maintains the same size, weight, design, and ports as its predecessor. On the plus side, that means Apple hasn’t yet introduced the notch that is present on the MacBook Air M2.
To everyone’s surprise, touch bar touch bar is not dead completely, at least for now. Apple has included it again in this MacBook Pro model, which is good news if you are one of those who have gotten used to using it on a daily basis.
Inside, things have changed remarkably. In terms of performance, the M2 features an 8-core CPU, the same as the previous generation M1, but has been upgraded from 8 to 10 GPU cores for better graphics.
This allows you to ensure that the M2 carries industry-leading performance per watt, even better than the M1, as it is positioned as 18% faster in CPU tasks and 35% more powerful in graphics.
The memory bandwidth has been increased by 50% compared to the M1, with a much higher RAM allocation than its predecessor, as it can now handle a figure of 24 GB compared to the 16 GB supported by the model. of 2020.
The new MacBook Pro supports Spatial Audioit comes with a faster USB C port and the battery charge is 67 W. However, it does not improve the quality of its webcam as the MacBook Air M2 has done, which has a 1080p quality HD camera.
This Mac hits the market with the version of macOS Monterey, the version in force until the version is officially announced at the end of the year macOS Ventura which Apple has started talking to developers about during WWDC 2022.
This new version of macOS Ventura It arrives with interesting novelties such as the Visual Organizer, and another series of new and powerful functions, among which Continuity, Handoff in FaceTime, and improvements in Safari, Messages and Spotlight stand out.
MacBook Pro M2 Specifications
- 13-inch Retina Display
- Apple M2 chip processor
- 8 GB of RAM (configurable to 16 GB or 24 GB)
- 256GB/512GB/1TB/2TB SSD storage
- 2560 × 1600 resolution at 227ppi, 500 nits brightness, True Tone
- Keyboard with Touch Bar and Touch ID
- 720p FaceTime camera
- 58.2 Wh battery (claimed battery life up to 20 hours of video)
- Ports 2 Thunderbolt USB 4
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Stereo speakers with support for Spatial Audio
- Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.0 mode
- Dimensions of 304.1 x 212.4 x 15.6mm
- 1.4kg weight