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Apple's first M2 laptop is the 13-inch MacBook Pro starting at $1,299

Apple’s first M2 laptop is the 13-inch MacBook Pro starting at $1,299

During last week’s WWDC 2022 event, Apple revealed m 2 chip and The redesigned MacBook Air, which attracted the most attention, although it won’t be the first laptop with a new CPU you can buy. apple will also View the M2 inside the familiar frame of the 13-inch Macbook Pro equipped with a Touch Bar, Which will be available for pre-orders starting Friday, June 17thbefore the new MacBook Air goes on sale in July.

We have a ready comparison chart So you can reference the capabilities of this laptop against the new Air too 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro Laptops which were updated last year to offer M1 Max and M1 Ultra CPU options. Apple suggests Active Cooling, which the Air doesn’t have, as a reason to choose this model for people with particularly demanding workflows or who enjoy intense 3D gaming on their Mac.

M2-equipped MacBook Air with MagSafe.
Photo: David Pierce/The Verge

However, compared to the Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at a higher price of $1,299 for a model with an eight-core M2 CPU with 10 GPU cores, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, making it a tough one to recommend. Without MagSafe, 1080p webcam, or other design improvements. For an extra cost, you can choose up to 24GB of RAM ($400 option) or up to a 2TB hard drive ($800), and Apple says it has longer battery life in addition to Wi-Fi 6. However, The cheapest 14-inch MacBook Pro costs $1,999, so if the capabilities and design of the “Pro” are essential, this is a cheaper option.

If that’s your pick, you can order it this week and expect worldwide shipments to begin on June 24.

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