New 13-inch MacBook Pro with M2 chip will be available for pre-order on June 17
At this year’s WWDC22 developer conference, Apple released a new generation of MacBook Air. The biggest selling point is naturally the new-generation M2 chip. In fact, Apple has also upgraded the original 13-inch MacBook Pro, which also uses the M2 chip. Apple announced that the 13-inch MacBook Pro with an M2 chip will be available for pre-sale on June 17, and officially go on sale on the 24th.
This new 13-inch MacBook Pro is actually not very “new”. Its appearance design has been a mold that has been launched in 2016. Except for the internal chip upgrade to M2, other aspects are basically the same as the old model. However, the keyboard part has undergone a major change, this is a fairly mature model, and this is also the MacBook series that Apple is still selling with a Touch Bar. As for its price, it remains at $1,299, which is relatively cost-effective.
According to Apple’s official statement, although the CPU part of the M2 chip maintains an 8-core configuration of 4 performance cores + 4 energy efficiency cores, however, the processing speed in some apps has increased by nearly 40% compared with the previous generation. The GPU is now increased to 10 cores, so the speed of playing games with complex graphics has also increased by nearly 40%. Combined with higher bandwidth unified memory for smoother multitasking, the new video codec now supports the ProRes format, which is 3x faster than the previous generation.
In addition, the Retina screen of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro is also relatively high-quality, with Touch ID and Studio microphones. The nominal battery life is 20 hours, but its interface only has two USB4s, and the memory still starts at 8GB.