Apple’s New 14” and 16” MacBook Pro Models
Introduction of M3 Chips
- New Models: Apple introduced new 14” and 16” MacBook Pro notebooks.
- M3 Chips: These models are powered by the new M3 chips.
- Entry-Level Changes: The entry-level version is now a 14” device, replacing the 13” M1 MacBook Pro. It’s larger and more expensive than its predecessor.
Design and Display
- Space Black Option: In addition to the internal upgrades, these laptops (specifically the M3 Pro and M3 Max options) now come in a Space Black color, which is darker and less prone to fingerprints compared to Space Gray.
- Display Improvements: The new models feature Liquid Retina XDR displays and boast a notch design. The screens can reach up to 600 nits of brightness, a 20% increase from previous models.
- 16” MacBook Pro: The 16” model with M3 Pro silicon is claimed to last up to 22 hours on a single charge.
- 14” MacBook Pro: The 14” versions have smaller batteries, resulting in slightly lower battery life. The M3 Max variants also impact battery life, although specific numbers weren’t provided.
Pricing and Configurations
- 14” M3 MacBook Pro: Starts at $1,599 with 8 GB Unified Storage and 512 GB storage. A 1 TB option is available for an additional $200.
- 14” M3 Pro MacBook Pro: Begins at $1,999 with 18 GB Unified Storage and 512 GB storage. A higher-end model with 1 TB storage and a 96W USB-C Power adapter is priced at $2,399.
- 16” M3 Pro MacBook Pro: The starting price is $2,499, featuring 18 GB Unified Storage and 512 GB storage. A 36 GB Unified Storage version costs $2,899.
- M3 Max Options: The 16” model with M3 Max and 36 GB Unified Storage is priced at $3,499, and a variant with 48 GB Unified Storage is $3,999.
- Shipping Dates: The M3 and M3 Pro options will start shipping on November 7. The M3 Max variants have a later shipping date, which Apple has not specified yet.
- Pre-Order: All variants are available for pre-order on Apple’s website.
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