MacBook Pro, Mac mini refreshed with Apple M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max processors
Apple unveiled its latest-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops as well as the Mac mini desktop, now powered by M2-series processors. The long-talked-about 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2023) models will be available with the recently unveiled M2 Pro and M2 Max processors, while the new Mac mini includes the M2 processor with an option to upgrade to the M2 Pro. All the new models are already available for pre-order at official Apple stores including Apple’s online store and will go on sale from January 24 in India and 26 other countries, with additional countries and regions to be continued.
MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2023) and MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2023) price in India and specs
Apple has priced the new MacBook Pro (14-inch, 2023) starting at Rs. 1,99,900 in India while the MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2023) will be priced starting at Rs. 2,49,900. The company promises up to 22 hours of battery life, which is the longest ever for a Mac laptop. Both models also now support Wi-Fi 6E for faster connectivity and updated HDMI ports enabling 8K external displays for the first time. Both are still available in silver and space gray.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro will cost Rs. 1,99,900 with an M2 Pro processor with 10 processor cores, of which six are performance cores and four are efficiency cores. This configuration has 16 active GPU cores and a 16-core neural engine for AI acceleration. 16GB of onboard RAM is standard, but this can be configured to 32GB. You also get a 512GB SSD, configurable as 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB.
An option priced at Rs. 2,49,900 will get you a 12-core M2 Pro processor with eight performance cores and four efficiency cores, plus a 19-core GPU. 16GB of RAM is still standard but you get a 1TB SSD.
You can upgrade to the M2 Max CPU which features the same 12-core CPU configuration but a 32-core GPU. The RAM is 32 GB minimum and the memory bandwidth is doubled from 200 GB/s to 400 GB/s. This option will cost Rs. 3,09,900 in India.
As for the 16-inch model, prices start at Rs. 2,49,900 for the 12-core M2 Pro with a 19-core GPU, along with 32GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. There is a preconfigured option with an SSD of 1TB for Rs. 2,69,900. The variant with the 12-core M2 Max CPU features a 38-core GPU but the same other specs as its smaller counterpart, and is priced at Rs. 3,49,900.
Custom configurations can be ordered with up to 96GB of RAM, which will cost Rs. 80,000 more than a 32GB version. 8TB of storage will cost Rs. 2,20,000 more than a unit with 1 To by default. These components cannot be upgraded after purchase.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro models feature a 14.2-inch screen with a native resolution of 3024×1964, while the 16-inch models have a 3456×2234 resolution. These are Apple’s Liquid Retina XDR LCD panels, with ProMotion 120Hz and sustained brightness up to 1000 nits, as well as full reproduction of the P3 color gamut. Depending on which variant you choose, you’ll get a 67W, 96W, or 140W USB Type-C charger and a detachable MagSafe 3 cable.
All new MacBook Pro variants have three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI video output, an SDXC card slot, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There’s also a 1080p webcam, a six-speaker audio system. The 14-inch models are 15.5mm thick and weigh up to 1.63kg while the 16-inch models are 16.8mm thick and weigh up to 2.16kg.
Mac mini (2023) price in India and specs
The new Mac mini (2023) will cost Rs. 59,900 and above with the M2 processor and Rs. 1,29,900 and above with the M2 Pro processor. It is only available in silver. The base configuration priced at Rs. 59,900 features an M2 processor with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, along with a 10-core GPU and a 16-core neural engine. Memory bandwidth is 100 GB/s and 8 GB of RAM is standard, but you can choose 16 GB or 24 GB at the time of purchase. The 256 GB SSD can also be replaced by 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB.
The M2 Pro configuration, for Rs. 1,29,900, you will get a 10-core CPU with six performance cores and four efficiency cores, plus a 16-core GPU. 16GB of RAM is standard, with the option of 32GB, and memory bandwidth is 200GB/s. You also get a 512GB SSD. This variant can support up to three external displays while its cheaper siblings can handle two.
All Mac mini variants have a built-in speaker and built-in power supply, two or four Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI video output, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB Type-A (5 Gbps) ports, and an audio jack 3, 5mm. There’s Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. The device weighs up to 1.28 kg. With this launch, Apple has officially discontinued the latest Intel-powered Mac mini.