Apple launches the new MacBook Pro 13 M2! Prices Italy

The novelties of the MacBook range do not end with the first MacBoook based on the new M2, fresh from presentation. Apple has decided to use the new chip developed in person with the MacBook Pro 13made official today on the occasion of WWDC 2022. The design remains substantially unchanged compared to the model currently on the market – including the touch bar – but the laptop integrates a active cooling system with fan which allows the M2 processor to express itself at its best.

OUTSIDE THE SAME, THE INSIDE CHANGES A LOT



Among the technical characteristics, in addition to the characteristics of the new chip (8 core CPU + 10 core GPU), the configurations with a maximum of 24GB of unified memory – in addition to 50% more memory bandwidth – and the SSD up to 2TB. As for the battery, Apple declares one duration up to 20 hours in video playback. The equipment is completed by a connectivity compartment that includes two ports Thunderbolt and the interface WiFi 6.


In a first direct comparison with its predecessor with M1 emerges a I earn from performance that is around 40%, according to official data released during the presentation, for example in RAW image editing activities with Affinity and with recreational applications such as Baldur’s Gate 3. The M2 chip supports ProRes encoding and decoding in hardware and allows the new MacBook to reproduce up to 11 streams of 4K video and up to 2 streams of 8K ProRes video; the conversion speed of projects in ProRes is almost 3 times faster than the previous generation with M1 chip.

TECHNICAL FEATURES


  • Processor Apple Silicon M2:
    • 8-core CPU (4 core performance and 4 efficiency core)
    • 10-core GPU
    • 16-core Neural Engine
    • 100 GBps of memory bandwidth
  • Display: 13.3 “IPS, resolution 2560 x 1600 pxiel, 227 ppi, 500 nits, P3 color gamut, True Tone
  • Memory:
    • Configurations with 8, 16 or 24GB of unified memory
    • Configurations with SSD up to 2TB
  • Battery:
    • up to 20 hours of movie playback on Apple TV
    • up to 17 hours of wireless web browsing
    • 67W USB-C power supply
  • Connectivity:
    • 2 Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports for charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gbps)
    • WiFi-6 802.11ax
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • supports external monitor with resolution up to 6K at 60Hz
  • Video camera: Facetime HD at 720p
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard:
    • 66 keys (ISO), including 4 arrow keys
    • Touch Bar
    • Touch ID
    • ambient light sensor
    • Force Touch trackpad
  • Audio: stereo speakers, spatial audio when recording music or video the Dolby Atmos with integrated speakers, three microphones in array, 3.5mm headphone jack with support for high impedance models
  • Other:
    • ProRes encoding / decoding
    • active cooling system
  • Dimensions: 30.41 x 21.24 x 1.56mm
  • Weight: 1.4 kilograms
  • Colors: Space Gray, Silver

PRICES AND AVAILABILITY


MacBook Pro 13 “with M2 is marketed with prices starting from 1,629 euros; the models sold through the educational program start at 1,514 euros. There availability is expected starting next month. The entry model includes 8GB of unified memory paired with a 256GB SSD. To go up there is the variant always with 8GB of unified memory and 512GB SSD proposed a 1,859 euros. Both can be configured with a greater amount of memory and more capacious SSDs.


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