MacBook Pro, Mac mini refreshed with Apple M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max CPUs


Apple has dismantled the last generation of 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops and the Mac mini desktop computer, now powered by M2-series processors. The long-rumored 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2023) models will be available with the recently revealed M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, while the new Mac mini features the M2 CPU with a option to move to the M2 Pro. All new models are already available for pre-order at official Apple retail stores, including Apple’s online store, and will be available for purchase in India and 26 other countries from January 24, with other countries and regions to follow.

MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2023) and MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2023) price in India and specs

Apple has priced the new MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2023) starting at Rs. 1,99,900 in India, while the MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2023) starting at Rs. 2,49,900. The company promises up to 22 hours of battery life, the longest ever for a Mac laptop. Both models also now support Wi-Fi 6E for faster connectivity and updated HDMI ports that enable 8K external displays for the first time. Both are still available in silver and space gray.

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The 14-inch MacBook Pro costs Rs. 1,99,900 with an M2 Pro CPU with 10 CPU cores, including six performance cores and four efficiency cores. This configuration has 16 active GPU cores and a 16-core Neural Engine for AI acceleration. 16 GB of integrated RAM is standard, but this can be configured up to 32 GB. You also get a 512 GB SSD, configurable to 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB or 8 TB.

An option priced at Rs. For 2,49,900 you get a 12-core M2 Pro CPU with eight performance cores and four efficiency cores, plus a 19-core GPU. 16GB RAM is still standard, but you get a 1TB SSD.

You can move up to the M2 Max CPU which has the same 12 core CPU configuration but a 32 core GPU. RAM is at least 32 GB and memory bandwidth is doubled from 200 GBps to 400 GBps. This option costs Rs. 3.09.900 in India.

As for the 16-inch model, prices start at Rs. 2,49,900 for the 12-core M2 Pro with a 19-core GPU, along with 32 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. There is a pre-configured option with a 1TB SSD for Rs. 2,69,900. The variant with the 12-core M2 Max processor packs a 38-core GPU, but has the same other specs as its smaller counterpart, and costs Rs. 3,49,900.

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Custom configurations can be ordered with up to 96 GB of RAM, which costs Rs. 80,000 more than a 32GB version. 8 TB of storage costs Rs. 2,20,000 more than a standard 1 TB unit. These components cannot be upgraded after purchase.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro models have a 14.2-inch display with a native resolution of 3024 x 1964, while the 16-inch models have a resolution of 3456 x 2234. These are Apple’s Liquid Retina XDR LCD displays, featuring 120 Hz ProMotion and up to 1000 nits of sustained brightness, plus displaying the full P3 color gamut. Depending on which variant you choose, you get a 67W, 96W or 140W USB Type-C charger and a detachable MagSafe 3 cable.

All new MacBook Pro variants have three Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI video output, an SDXC card slot, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There is also a 1080p webcam and six speaker sound system. The 14-inch models are 15.5mm thick and weigh up to 1.63kg, while the 16-inch models are 16.8mm thick and weigh up to 2.16kg.

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Mac mini (2023) price in India and specs

The new Mac mini (2023) costs Rs. From 59,900 with the M2 processor and Rs. From 1.29.900 with the M2 Pro processor. It is only available in silver. The base configuration priced at Rs. 59,900 features an M2 CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, plus a 10-core GPU and 16-core neural engine. The memory bandwidth is 100 GBps and 8 GB RAM is standard, but you can choose 16 GB or 24 GB at purchase. The 256 GB SSD can also be exchanged for 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB.

The M2 Pro configuration, for Rs. 1,29,900, you get a 10-core CPU with six performance cores and four efficiency cores, plus a 16-core GPU. 16 GB of RAM is standard, with the option of 32 GB, and memory bandwidth is 200 GBps. You also get a 512GB SSD. This variant can support up to three external displays, while its cheaper siblings can handle two.

All Mac mini variants have a built-in speaker, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI video output, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB Type-A (5Gbps) ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack.



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