At WWDC today, Apple debuted an all-new MacBook Pro, including its all-new M2 processor. It will cost $1,299 and will be available later this month.
The new computer features up to 20 hours of battery life, along with an 8-core processor, 10-core GPU, and up to 24GB of memory and 2TB of SSD storage space.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 processor becomes the little brother to the 14- and 16-inch laptops with the M1 Max and Pro processors and is the second computer with the new processor – the first being the MacBook Air M2, also announced today .
Starting at $1,299, the new MacBook Pro M2 is Apple’s most affordable performance laptop. The company claims it’s three times faster than the non-Apple-Silicon high-end business laptops of yesteryear. Apple claims that Pro Res video conversions can also be performed almost three times faster.
The most exciting thing about the upgrade, for me, is the 24GB maximum of unified memory – that’s 50% more than in previous generation laptops. Since memory is the #1 way to speed up computers in general, being able to max out with more working memory will make a big difference for power users.