Following months of rumors, Apple has finally announced the new MacBook Pro (2023) lineup. Offered in 14” and 16” variants, both of them are powered by the company’s latest and greatest M2 Pro and M2 Max Chip. Here, we will go through the specs, features, availability, and expected price of the MacBook Pro 14” (2023) in Nepal.
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) Overview:
New M2 Pro, M2 Max
To begin, the new 14-inch MacBook Pro is available with the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. Both are built on second-generation 5nm process technology, which is said to offer incredible pro performance while also delivering industry-leading power efficiency.
Here, the M2 Pro chip has a 10- or 12-core CPU offering up to 20% more performance than the M1 Pro. Whereas, the GPU in M2 Pro can be configured with up to 19 cores—three more than the GPU in M1 Pro—which delivers 30% faster graphics speeds. According to Apple, the MacBook Pro with M2 Pro can process images in Adobe Photoshop up to 40% faster than the M1 Pro and up to 80% faster than the MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 processor.
The M2 Max chip, on the other hand, features a 12-core CPU that is 20% faster than the M1 Max Chip. And it has up to 38-core GPU delivering graphics performance gains of up to 30%. Apple says that with the M2 Max chip, the new MacBook Pro is up to 6x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro for some tasks.
The new silicons also offer updated memory configurations, with the M2 Pro having 16GB and 32GB options and the M2 Max having 32GB, 64GB, and 96GB options. To compare, previous models max out at 64GB with an M1 Max chip.
However, the memory bandwidth for the M2 Pro and M2 Max remains unchanged from their predecessors, at 200GB/s and 400GB/s, respectively. Likewise, you can choose up to 8TB of storage, with 512GB being the minimum.
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Aside from the chipset upgrade, the MacBook Pro now has better connectivity options. It comes with Wi-Fi 6E support for faster wireless connectivity, and HDMI has been upgraded to 2.1 standards, supporting up to 8K at 60Hz and 4K at 240Hz. Other connectivity options include three Thunderbolt 4 ports, one SDXC card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Apple hasn’t made any significant design changes to the new model. That is, you get an aluminum body that is 8.71 inches thick and weighs around 1.6kg, which is nearly the same as its predecessor. There is no change in terms of the display either, with a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR screen and a resolution of 3024 x 1964 pixels.
The screen has a typical brightness of 1000 nits, which peaks at 1600 nits when watching HDR content. And, as expected, Apple has not missed out on the 120Hz ProMotion refresh rate. Other display features include the standard 1-billion-color, P3 color gamut, and True Tone support.
Furthermore, you get a 1080p webcam for video calls. And it comes with a set of high-fidelity six-speaker sound systems for audio. When it comes to the battery, it is powered by a 70Wh Li-Po battery that can last up to 18 hours of movie playback. The M2 Pro variant with a 10-core CPU comes with a 67W adapter for charging, while the rest of the configuration gets a 96W adapter.
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) Specifications:
- Dimension: 0.61H x 12.31W x 8.71D-inches, 1.6kg
- Display: 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR, mini-LED, 120Hz ProMotion, 1600 nits peak brightness, Wide Color (P3), 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
- Resolution: 3024 x 1964 pixels (Close to 16:10 aspect ratio), 254 PPI
- Chip: Apple M2 Pro / M2 Max (5nm)
- CPU: 10/12-core (M2 Pro), 12-core (M2 Max)
- GPU: 16/19-core (M2 Pro), 30/38-core (M2 Max)
- RAM: Up to 32GB (M2 Pro) / Up to 96GB RAM (M2 Max)
- Storage: Up to 8TB SSD
- OS: macOS Ventura
- Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard
- Webcam: 1080p FaceTime HD camera
- Ports: 3x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x SDXC, 1x MagSafe 3
- Connectivity: WiFi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.3
- Battery: 70Whr LiPo, 67/96W USB-C power adapter
- Color Options: Space Grey, Silver
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) Price in Nepal and Availability
The MacBook Pro 14-inch starts at USD 1999 for the M2 Pro 10-core CPU, 16-core GPU, and 16/512GB memory configuration. The price starts at USD 2,899 with an M2 Max chip. All the models can be configured in Apple’s online store. We expect the price of the Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) to start at NPR 340,000 when it launches in Nepal.
|MacBook Pro 14” (2023)||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|M2 Pro (10-core CPU, 16-core GPU), 16/512GB||USD 1,999||NPR 340,000|
|M2 Pro (12-core CPU, 19-core GPU), 16/512GB||USD 2,299||NPR 390,000|
|M2 Max (12-core CPU, 30-core GPU), 32/512GB||USD 2,899||NPR 490,000|
|M2 Max (12-core CPU, 38-core GPU), 32/512GB||USD 3,099||NPR 530,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the MacBook Air M2.