Apple has announced a new MacBook Pro lineup, featuring a range of M3 chips: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. To be precise, the 14-inch MacBook Pro comes in all three chip variants, whereas the 16-inch edition comes in M3 Pro and M3 Max variants. To learn about the all-new 3nm chip from Apple, readers can visit our dedicated post.

14 inch, 16 inch MacBook Pro with M3 series chip launched

Meanwhile, let us take a look at the specifications, features, and price of the new MacBook Pro models.

The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 comes with an 8-core CPU, a 10-core GPU, 8 GB unified memory, and 512 GB / 1 TB of SSD storage. Its M3 Pro variant comes in two options: 11-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 18 GB unified memory, and 512 GB SSD storage; and 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU, 18 GB unified memory, and 1 TB SSD storage. The M3 Max edition of the 14-inch MacBook Pro has a 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU, 36 GB of unified memory, and 1 TB of SSD storage.

The 16-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro comes in 18 GB and 36 GB unified memory variants. Both have a 12-core CPU, an 18-core GPU, and 512 GB of SSD storage. Its M3 Max edition comes in two options: 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU, 36 GB of unified memory, and 1 TB of storage; and 16-core CPU, 40-core GPU, 48 GB of unified memory, and 1 TB of SSD storage.

14 inch, 16 inch MacBook Pro with M3 series chip launched 1

When it comes to battery life, the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 chip and 70Wh battery offers up to 22 hours of battery life while watching movies, whereas its M3 Pro and M3 Max chip variants featuring 72Wh battery can last for up to 18 hours. It comes with a 96W USB-C power adapter. Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M3 Pro or M3 Max chips, which pack a 100Wh battery, can last up to 22 hours for movie watching. The 16-inch model ship with a 140W USB-C power adapter.

M3 series 14 inch, 16 inch MacBook Pro in new Space Black shade

All MacBook Pro models feature a Liquid Retina XDR display with an improved peak brightness of up to 1,600 nits, a built-in camera, a six-speaker sound system, various connectivity options, and run on macOS Sonoma. According to Apple, the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 is ideal for students and business users, delivering significant performance improvements.

Apple updates MacBook Pro 14 inch and 16 inch with M3 details

The 14 and 16-inch models with M3 Pro cater to coders, creatives, and researchers, offering faster performance for applications like Photoshop and data sequencing. The new MacBook Pro models come with other features, such as a Touch ID sensor, a Magic Keyboard, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, SDXC card support, Thunderbolt 4.4 ports, HDMI, USB-C ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

14-inch, 16-inch MacBook Pro Specifications

Display: 14.2-inch (3024×1964 pixels) / 16.2 (3456×2234 pixels) Liquid Retina XDR display at 254 pixels per inch, ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz, Up to 1,000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1,600 nits peak brightness, 10,00,000:1 contrast ratio

Processors

  • Apple M3 chip – 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores with 10-core GPU, Hardware-accelerated ray tracing, 16-core Neural Engine, 100GB/s memory bandwidth,
  • Apple M3 Pro chip – 11-core CPU with 5 performance cores and 6 efficiency cores with 14-Core GPU, Hardware-accelerated ray tracing / 12-core CPU with 6 performance cores and 6 efficiency cores, 19-core GPU, Hardware-accelerated ray tracing, 18-core Neural Engine, 150GB/s memory bandwidth
  • Apple M3 Max chip – 14-core CPU with 10 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 30-core GPU, Hardware-accelerated ray tracing, 16-core Neural Engine, 300GB/s memory bandwidth / 16-core CPU with 12 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores, 40-core GPU, Hardware-accelerated ray tracing, 16-core Neural Engine, 400GB/s memory bandwidth

RAM: Up to 48GB unified memory (Configurable to 128GB (M3 Max with 16-core CPU))

Storage: 512GB / 1TB SSD (Configurable to: 2TB, 4TB, or 8TB)

OS: macOS Sonoma operating system

Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Ambient light sensor, Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.3

Cameras: 1080p FaceTime HD camera, Advanced image signal processor with computational video

  • Studio‑quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming, 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones, High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers, Wide stereo sound
  • Support for spatial audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers, Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max

Ports: 3 x Thunderbolt 4 USB Type-C with support for Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), SDXC card slot, HDMI 2.1 port, MagSafe 3 port

Apple updates MacBook Pro 14 inch and 16 inch specs

Dimension and Weight

  • 14″ Dimensions: 15.5 x 312.6 x 221.2 mm (Height X Width X Depth); Weight: 1.55kg (M3) / 1.61kg (M3 Pro) / 1.62kg (M3 Max)
  • 16″ Dimensions: 16.8 x 355.7 x 248.1 cm (Height X Width X Depth); Weight: 2.14kg (M3 Pro) / 2.16kg (M3 Max)

Battery and Power:

  • 14″ – 70-watt-hour (M3) lithium-polymer battery with up to 22 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 15 hours wireless web / 72.4-watt-hour (M3 Pro and M3 Max) lithium-polymer battery with up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 12 hours wireless web; 70W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M3 and M3 Pro with 11-core CPU) / 96W USB-C Power Adapter (included with M3 Pro with 12-core CPU and M3 Max, configurable with M3 Pro with 11-core CPU), USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable
  • 16″ – 100-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery with up to 22 hours Apple TV app movie playback and up to 15 hours wireless web; 140W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable

14-inch, 16-inch MacBook Pro price and Availability

  • MacBook Pro 14″ M3 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage – Rs. 1,69,900 (USD 1,599 in the US)
  • MacBook Pro 14″ M3 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD Storage – Rs. 1,89,900 (USD 1,799 in the US)
  • MacBook Pro 14″ M3 Pro 11-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 18GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage – Rs. 1,99,900 (USD 1,999 in the US)
  • MacBook Pro 14″ M3 Pro 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU, 18GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD Storage – Rs. 2,39,900 (USD 2,399 in the US)
  • MacBook Pro 14″ M3 Max 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU, 36GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD Storage – Rs. 3,19,900 (USD 3,199 in the US)
  • MacBook Pro 16″ M3 Pro 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU, 18GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage – Rs. 2,49,900 (USD 2,499 in the US)
  • MacBook Pro 16″ M3 Pro 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU, 36GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage – Rs. 2,89,900 (USD 2,899 in the US)
  • MacBook Pro 16″ M3 Max 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU, 36GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD Storage – Rs. 3,49,900 (USD 3,499 in the US)
  • MacBook Pro 16″ M3 Max 16-core CPU, 40-core GPU, 48GB Unified Memory, 1TB SSD Storage – Rs. 3,99,900 (USD 3,999 in the US)

The new MacBook Pro models come in Silver, Space Grey and new Space Black colours for the M3 Pro and M3 Max models and are available to order today on apple.com/in/store and in the Apple Store app in 27 countries and regions, including the US. They will ship starting Tuesday, November 7.

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