Apple’s new SoC is blazing fast. For our “Deals of the Week,” we found three laptops to take your creative work to new heights.
It’s almost been a few years since the announcement of Apple Silicon and the transition away from Intel. Now in it’s second-generation, Apple’s M2 chips have received a welcome upgrade with the Pro and Max monikers.
So, what options do creatives have when looking for a MacBook Pro to power their creative projects?
Here are three of our picks to get you supercharged in the macOS ecosystem:
14″ MacBook Pro (M2 Pro)
Built for all types of creatives, including photographers, filmmakers, 3D artists, music producers, developers, and more, the 14″ MacBook Pro is truly a pro mobile workstation.
This system features the Apple M2 Pro 10-Core CPU and a 16-Core GPU, which will handle even the toughest workloads. The 14.2″ Liquid Retina XDR display features a 3024 x 1964 resolution, 1000 cd/m² of sustained brightness, 1600 cd/m² of peak brightness, and P3 color gamut support. It also includes ProMotion, with up to a 120 Hz refresh rate that automatically varies to match the motion of your onscreen content. With up to 16GB of unified RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, this is a great entry model that packs a punch.
16″ MacBook Pro (M2 Pro)
If you need some more screen real estate, this 16″ MacBook Pro is the next step. Featuring the Apple M2 Pro 12-Core CPU and a 19-Core GPU, this Macbook will provide the power and performance needed to handle your professional workflows.
The 16.2″ Liquid Retina XDR display features a bigger resolution at 3456 x 2234, and the same 1000 cd/m² of sustained brightness, 1600 cd/m² of peak brightness, P3 color gamut support, and ProMotion of the 14″ model. While you’ll get the same 16GB of Unified RAM, your storage is bumped up to a 1TB SSD to keep you unplugged from any external media.
16″ MacBook Pro (M2 Max)
If you want the most oomph out of your MacBook Pro, this 16″ MacBook Pro with M2 Max is one of the most powerful options you can get.
This system features the M2 Max 12-Core CPU and a 38-Core GPU, making it a true mobile workstation. The 16.2″ Liquid Retina XDR display features a 3456 x 2234 resolution, 1000 cd/m² of sustained brightness, 1600 cd/m² of peak brightness, P3 color gamut support, and ProMotion for a 120Hz variable refresh rate. This machine also comes with 32GB of Unified RAM and 1TB of SSD storage, meaning you can hop between apps like they’re running on separate machines. Some creatives have even docked this MacBook Pro and used it as a dedicated desktop when not on the go.
But what is your favorite? Are you looking to upgrade to a new mobile workstation? Let us know in the comments!