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In a groundbreaking announcement at its “Scary Fast” event, Apple introduced the next-generation 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. These cutting-edge devices feature the highly anticipated M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips, setting a new standard for performance and innovation.
Each model in this stellar lineup boasts a Liquid Retina XDR display, offering 20% brighter SDR content. With built-in 1080p cameras and a six-speaker sound system, these MacBook Pros deliver an immersive experience. What’s more, they promise up to an astounding 22 hours of battery life, making them a game-changer for productivity on the go.
The displays also shine with 1,000 nits sustained and an incredible 1,600 nits of peak brightness for HDR content, ensuring stunning visuals and lifelike colors.
The M3 series chips mark a monumental leap forward in computing technology. The standard M3 chip features an 8-core CPU and up to a 10-core GPU. The M3 Pro elevates this further with a potential 12-core CPU and an impressive 18-core GPU. Finally, the M3 Max takes it to the next level with a staggering 16-core CPU and a massive 40-core GPU.
These chips support unified memory capacities of up to 24 GB, 36 GB, and an unprecedented 128 GB, respectively, promising seamless multitasking and unrivaled performance.
Apple’s benchmarks demonstrate the extraordinary capabilities of these machines. The 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro outperforms its predecessor, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1, by a remarkable 60%. For users with demanding workflows, the 14-inch and 16-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pros provide a 40% boost compared to the 16-inch model with M1 Pro.
For those seeking ultimate power, the 14-inch and 16-inch M3 Max MacBook Pro models deliver speeds up to 2.5 times faster than the 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max and an astonishing 11 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro.
The M3 series chips leverage 3-nanometer technology, featuring a faster and more efficient next-generation GPU. The introduction of “Dynamic Caching” ensures optimal memory allocation in real-time, utilizing just the right amount for each task. This innovation guarantees an unprecedented level of efficiency.
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In addition to internal enhancements, Apple introduces the striking Space Black finish, available exclusively for the M3 Pro and M3 Max versions. Thanks to an anodization seal, this sleek color option drastically reduces fingerprints, offering a blend of aesthetics and functionality. The models are also available in the classic Silver, with the 14-inch M3 model available in both Silver and Space Gray.
The new MacBook Pro models are open for orders today and will launch on Tuesday, November 7. Prices start at $1,599 for the 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro (or $1,499 for education), $1,999 for the 14-inch M3 Pro MacBook Pro (or $1,849 for education), and $2,499 for the 16-inch MacBook Pro (or $2,299 for education).