Apple MacBook Pro with an M2 processor will be available on June 17th
Last week, Apple unveiled its M2 processor and an updated MacBook Air at its WWDC 2022 event, albeit it won’t be the first notebook to feature the new technology. The M2 will also be available in the familiar chassis of Apple’s 13-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, which will be on sale this Friday, June 17th, before the new MacBook Air arrives in July. We’ve put together a table that compares the capabilities of this laptop to those of the new Air and the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops, which were upgraded last year to feature M1 Max and M1 Ultra CPU options. Customers with particularly demanding workloads or who enjoy intense 3D gaming on their Mac should choose this model, which lacks active cooling, according to Apple.
The new MacBook Air M2 has a completely different design than previous generations. Along with other MacBook models released recently, the frame is now flat. In truth, the chassis is similar to that of the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro. The M2 MacBook Air 2022 has an advantage over the 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 processor, despite their similar designs. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 CPU is thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air 2022.
Midnight, Starlight, Space Grey, and Silver are the four colors offered for the M2 MacBook Air 2022. Only two colors are available for the M2 13-inch MacBook Pro: Space Grey and Silver. There’s a MagSafe charging port on the M2 MacBook Air, as well as two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports. MagSafe charging is not available on the Pro M2 13-inch variant. There are just two USB Type-C ports on the device. Both models come with a 3.5mm audio jack that supports high-impedance headphones. The M2 MacBook Pro has a stereo speaker setup, whilst the M2 MacBook Air has four speakers.
A Touch Bar and Touch ID are also available on the MacBook Pro. The M2 Air, on the other hand, has a full set of physical function keys as well as a Touch ID sensor in the upper right corner. The IPS LCD display is still used in both models. The M2 MacBook Air has a 13.6-inch screen, which is slightly larger than the M1. It also has a big notch at the top for the 1080p camera, similar to the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. The display on the 13-inch MacBook Pro M2 is identical to that on the M1 model. There’s a 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a 720p camera included. The maximum brightness on both panels is 500 nits.
Pricing for the Apple MacBook Pro M2
The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 for a model with an eight-core M2 CPU with 10 GPU cores, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, making it tough to recommend without MagSafe, a 1080p camera, or other design advancements when compared to the Air. Apple claims it has a longer expected battery life and Wi-Fi 6. You can upgrade to up to 24GB of RAM (a $400 option) or 2TB of storage ($800), and it has a longer expected battery life and Wi-Fi 6. However, the cheapest 14-inch MacBook Pro costs $1,999, making it a more affordable option if “Pro” capabilities and style are important.