Macbooks Pro got a new generation of MagSafe connector, more ports and a better display with a cutout. Apple also introduced top SoCs that Macbooks Pro will take full advantage of.
Apple opened a press conference with music products. Apple Music has received a new lowest subscription plan. It costs only $ 5 and is called Voice Plan. The smart Homepod Mini speaker, which only got new colors, also received a small update.
3rd generation airpods
This was followed by the launch of the new generation of third-generation AirPods wireless headphones. Their design resembles a combination of Earpods and Airpod Pro. These are stone wireless headphones with a charging case. The case itself is similar to the Pro model and supports wireless charging. The price was set at CZK 4,990. The previous generation will sell for CZK 3,790. It costs CZK 7,290 for the version.
Third-generation AirPods support surround sound with dynamic head position sensing and water and sweat resistance. However, they lack, for example, the active suppression of surrounding noise. The endurance per charge should be around six hours, the case will provide another 30 hours of listening.
New chips M1 Pro and M1 Max
Apple subsequently began unveiling hardware for the new Macbooks. First, the company first boasted of chips that will power them. These are M1 Pro and M1 Max. You can find their specifications in the table below and, according to Apple, it will boil all the competition in terms of processor and graphics performance.
|Specifications||M1 Pro||M1 Max|
|Number of CPU cores||8 to 10|
|Almost GPU sails||14 to 16||to 32|
|Memory||up to 32 GB||up to 64 GB|
|Memory bus width||200 GB/s||400 GB/s|
|Support for external displays||to 2||to 4|
|Number of transistors||33.7 billion||57 billion|
|Thunderbolt 4 support||Year|
The new chips are really very powerful. The basis is 8 performance CPU cores and a pair of energy-efficient ones. We don’t have an exact comparison of performance with the current competition, but of course Apple boasted a number of charts, which you can find in the gallery below. Both the M1 Pro and M1 Max are to compete with the best oct-core processors from the competition
The graphics performance of the 16-core GPU component then almost reaches the best performance we can get in notebooks. Logically, it should be an RTX 3080, which will call itself 100 W. Apple’s solution should be similarly powerful, but more economical.
It is also worth mentioning the unified memory with a maximum capacity of 32 GB or 64 GB. The entire chip will have access to this memory and the width of the memory bus has climbed up to 400 GB / s in the case of the M1 Max chip.
New Macbooks Pro with a cutout in the display and multiple ports
After the introduction of new chips, a new generation of Macbook Pro was also introduced. Again, two sizes will be available – 14 and 16 inches in two colors.
Both new Macbooks Pro power the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. At first glance, however, they are defined by a screen that, following the example of iPhones, received a cutout around the camera. In both cases, it is an XDR panel with a maximum continuous brightness of up to 1,000 rivets and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The backlight is provided by 10,000 mini-LEDs.
Another key point is the expansion of the port offer to three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), one HDMI and an SDXC card reader. The big comeback took place in the form of a MagSafe 3 connector. You can charge your Macbook Pro to 50% in just 30 minutes, and fortunately the AC adapter stays in the box.
Apple dropped the touch pad over the keyboard and returned a series of classic function keys. Touch ID login remained.
|Specifications||Macbook Pro 14||Macbook Pro 16|
|Processors||M1 Pro a M1 Max|
|Storage||up to 8 TB|
|Battery life||up to 17 hours, 70 Wh battery||up to 21 hours, 100 Wh battery|
|RAM||až 32 GB s M1 Pro, 64 GB s M1 Max|
|Display||14.2 inches, 3,024 × 1,964 px||16.2 inches, 3,456 × 2,234 px|
|Dimensions||1,56 × 31,26 × 22,12 cm||1,68 × 35,57 × 24,81 cm|
|Mass||1,6 kg||2,1 kg|
|Wireless connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.0|
|price||from 58 990 CZK||from 72 990 CZK|
Macbooks for the new generations can be pre-ordered today and sales will start on October 26.
Source: PCTuning – Všechen obsah by pctuning.cz.
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