The world was first exposed to the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, which are both equipped with the most recent M3 CPUs, at Apple’s recent announcement event.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro, which replaces the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, has the standard M3 chip and, most significantly, does away with the Touch Bar.
The M3 chips are a major internal improvement. The M3 Pro and M3 Max models now come with the Space Black option for the external design, which has a darker tone than the well-known Space Gray. Apple claims that there is less chance of fingerprints showing on this new color option.
According to Apple, the 16-inch MacBook Pro equipped with M3 Pro silicon can run on a single charge for an amazing 22 hours. Although a specific statistic was not given for the M3 Max varieties, the 14-inch devices’ batteries are smaller, which means that their battery life would naturally be shorter.
The notch design of the 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro, which replaces the 13-inch MacBook’s heavy bezels, is a major improvement over the previous model. This variant adds a Liquid Retina XDR display, putting it in line with other bigger laptops.
The latest MacBook Pro models include an I/O configuration that is comparable to those of its M2 counterparts in terms of connectivity, including three Thunderbolt 14 ports, an HDMI port, an SD card reader, and a MagSafe connector for charging. A 20% boost over earlier models, the displays have been improved to attain a brightness level of 600 nits.
The entry-level 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro costs $1,599 and comes with 512 GB of storage and 8 GB of Unified Storage. Adding 1 TB of storage will cost an extra $200.
The starting price of the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 Pro CPU is $1,999, which also includes 512 GB of storage and 18 GB of Unified Storage. For $2,399, there’s also a variant with 1 TB of storage and a 96W USB-C power converter. At $3,199, the top-tier model includes an M3 Max chip, 36 GB of Unified Storage, and 1 TB of storage.
Starting at $2,499, the 16-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 Pro model comes with 512 GB of storage, 18 GB of Unified Storage, and a 140W USB-C power adapter. The cost of the 36 GB Unified Storage model is $2,899. Furthermore, there are two choices with the M3 Max chip: the 36 GB model costs $3,499, while the 48 GB Unified Storage option costs $3,999.
Starting on November 7, the M3 and M3 Pro versions will be shipped within a span of seven days. Although Apple has not disclosed a precise release date, the M3 Max models are expected to appear later. Pre-orders for each of these models are available on Apple’s official website.