Apple has finally announced the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Chip. If you are planning to upgrade to the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, then be prepared that you might only be getting a bump in the processor. The design pretty much remains similar to the predecessor.
The new M2 chip by Apple has been built around the second-generation 5-nanometer technology. As compared to the M1, M2 shows significant improvement. It has a CPU which is 18% faster than the M1, a GPU which is 35% more powerful, and a Neural Engine which is 40% faster. The memory bandwidth has also increased by 50%, providing 24 GB fast unified memory.
The 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU are definitely faster than the previous model. Apple claims that speed has improved by almost 40% when it comes to working on RAW images using apps such as Affinity Photo. It gets 3.4 times faster for those upgrading their models with no Apple silicon.
Gamers would be excited to know that the most graphics-intensive games such as Baldur’s Gate will play 40% faster than what they did on the previous MacBook Pro. It is 3.3 times faster for those who upgrade their models without the Apple silicon.
The media engine of the M2 provides support for ProRes encode and decode which will let users play back almost 11 streams of 4k and two streams of 8k ProRes video. In addition to this, video projects can also be converted to ProRes with 3 times faster speed.
The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be available to order from next month, with prices starting from $1,299.