Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops will include a new M1 Pro CPU that has 10 cores and is advertised as 70% faster than the current M1 chip, the company announced on Monday.
Also out the gate was the M1 Max, a more powerful version of M1 and M1 Pro with 57 billion transistors and a 32-core graphics processor.
Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptop is priced at $1,999 for the 14-inch model and $2,499 for the 16-inch model. Pre-orders started Monday and the devices will ship next week.
Both models have an HDMI port and a MagSafe magnetic connector, a throwback to older MacBooks. However, there are three USB-C ports which support the Thunderbolt connection.
Displays on both laptops will come with ProMotion screens that have a higher refresh rate, something that came with the recent iPhone 13. They use MiniLED tech.
Gone from the new models is that Touch Bar touchscreen seen on earlier models, although a fingerprint sensor is included in the power button.
Both models charge to 50% in 30 minutes, Apple said. The 14-inch model can play video for 14 hours while the 16-inch model can pump out video for 21 hours. Other specs are found on the Apple website.
Third-gen AirPods with wireless charging were also announced for $179. They are advertised as having more bass power. Entry level AirPods are now down to $129.
Apple unveiled four new iPholne 13 models running the A15 Bionic chip on Sept. 14.