Apple finally kept its ‘Scary fastevent and launched the new M3 chip, along with the new MacBook Pros. This includes the 14-inch and 16-inch models with the M3, the M3 Pro and the M3 Max chips and has also led to the discontinuation of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and its Touch Bar! Below you will see an overview of the new MacBook Pros.
M3 MacBook Pro: Specifications and Features
The new MacBook Pro series is powered by the latest M3 chip, which is based on the 3nm process, which is an industry-first offering cores with 30% improved performance and cores with 50% improved efficiency compared to the M1 chip. The M3 chip family supports up to 16 CPU cores and 40 GPU cores (something huge!). In addition, there will be interesting features such as hardware-based ray tracing and the new Dynamic Coaching that allows memory to be used in hardware in real time. There’s support for up to 128GB of RAM, up to 60% faster Neural Engine performance, and more.
The new MacBook Pro models have a Liquid XDR display with 1600 nits peak brightness and 20% brighter SDR content, ProMotion technology for up to 120 Hz refresh rate, 1 billion colors and Dolby Atmos. There are three variants of the new MacBook Pros; the 14-inch version with the M3 chip, the 14-inch and 16-inch models with the M3 Pro chip, and the 14-inch and 16-inch models with the M3 Mac chip.
The M3 MacBook Pro supports up to 24 GB of unified memory and up to 1 TB SSD (configurable up to 8 TB), while the M3 Pro MacBook Pros support up to 36 GB of unified RAM and 8 TB of storage. The M3 Max MacBook Pros have the same screen sizes and support a huge 128 GB RAM. The new MacBook Pro range can offer up to 22 hours of battery life with a 100Wh battery, also known as the “longest battery life ever on a Mac.“
This comes with a 140W USB-C power adapter. They all run macOS Sonoma with features such as widget support, improvements for video calling features, the improved game mode and much more. There’s a 1080p FaceTime camera with an advanced image signal processor and support for a six-speaker Hi-Fi system with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. The I/O ports include tthree Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C), a MagSafe 3 port, an SDXC card slot, an HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Additionally, the new M3 MacBook Pros come with Touch ID, a backlit keyboard, and more.
Price and availability
The new M3 MacBook Pro is priced at €1,599 (~Rs 1,33,000)) and will be up for grabs from November 7. These can be pre-ordered now via Apple.com. There’s also a new Space Black for the M3 Pro and the M3 Mac MacBook Pros, along with the silver color. The M3 MacBook Pro only comes in Space Gray and Silver colorways. These are also sustainable products and made from 100% recycled aluminum.