Apple presented the first devices with the new M3 chipset at its big Scary fast event today. In addition to a new iMac 24″ M3, this also includes the new Apple MacBook Pro 14″ M3 and Pro 16″ M3. The entry-level model does without the Touch Bar and is the successor to the MacBook Pro 14″ M2, which itself is not even a year old. The same applies to the Apple MacBook Pro 16″ M2. In addition to the new processors, there is also a new color option called Space Black for the M3 Pro and M3 Max versions. Space Black is slightly darker than Space Gray and, according to Apple, attracts fewer fingerprints
According to Apple, the MacBook Pro 16″ with the M3 Pro chipset lasts 22 hours on a single battery charge. The 14-inch versions last a little shorter due to their smaller batteries, as do the M3 Max versions due to their higher performance. But therefore Apple’s improvements on the MacBook Pro 14″ M3 are the most noticeable compared to its predecessor. The thick frames are a thing of the past, but you get a notch and a Liquid Retina XDR display.
The connections on the new MacBook Pro notebooks are largely similar to those on the previous M2 models. These include three Thunderbolt 14 ports, an HDMI port, an SD card reader and a MagSafe port for charging. The displays are said to reach a brightness of 600 nits, an increase of 20%.
Apple MacBook Pro M3 prices
The Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 starts at $1,599 with 8GB of unified RAM and 512GB of storage. You’ll pay $200 more for 1TB. Upgrading to the M3 Pro chipset increases the price to $1,999 with 18 GB of unified RAM and 512 GB of storage. There is also an option with 1 TB of storage and a 96 watt USB-C power adapter for $2,399. The top M3 Max model with 36 GB RAM and 1 TB of storage starts at $3,199.
The Apple MacBook Pro 16″ costs $2,499 including the M3 Pro, 18GB RAM, 512GB storage and a 140-watt USB-C power adapter. The 36GB unified storage version costs $2,899. There are also two M3 Max configurations – $3,499 with 36GB and $3,999 with 48GB of RAM.
Deliveries will start in exactly seven days, on November 7th. The M3 Max variants will take a little longer, but Apple has not yet given a specific date. All variants can already be pre-ordered via the Apple website.