Apple MacBook Pro: A 13-inch Beast with an M2 chip

Apple introduced a 13-inch MacBook Pro on the market a few months back. The device brings a powerful M2 chip for performance. Here, we will discuss the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the Apple MacBook Pro M2 13-inch in Nepal.

Apple MacBook Pro (M2) Overview

M2 Chip

The new Apple MacBook Pro brings a powerful M2 chip for performance. This is an octa-core processor with four high-performance cores and four high-efficiency cores. It is built upon Apple’s second-generation 5nm process with over 20 billion transistors. This is 25% more when compared to the M1 chip.

Likewise, for graphics, there is a 10-core processor instead of the 8-core as we saw in M1. This means that the M2 chip precedes the M1 with 18% improvement on CPU, 35% in GPU, and 40% in the Neural Engine respectively. And to top it off, you can see 50% more memory bandwidth on the device and up to 24GB of unified memory when compared to the first-generation chipset.

Further, while we are on the subject, the M2 processor is also the winner over the 10-core Intel Core i7-1255U processor with 16GB memory by 1.9 times. And the media engine on the chipset boasts up to 8K H.264, HEVC, ProRes encode/decode, and has also increased the bandwidth to playback multiple 4K and 8K streams.

Display and Design

Moving on, there is a 13.3-inch Retina IPS screen with 2560×1600-pixels resolution and TrueTone support. It also supports the P3 color gamut and brings a Touch Bar on top of the keyboard. The latter makes the laptop Apple’s first to bring such a feature. Likewise, there are two color configurations here – Space Grey and Silver.

Rest of the specs

Furthermore, you can see two USB 4/ Thunderbolt 3 ports, a headphone jack, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity. And if you wish to connect the laptop to an external display, you can have a single display up to 6K resolution at a 60Hz refresh rate.

Apple MacBook Pro (M2) Specifications

  • Dimension: 0.61 (H) x 11.97 (W) x 8.36 (D) inches, 1.4kg
  • Display: 13.3-inch Retina IPS display; True Tone technology; P3 Wide Color; 500 nits
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600 pixels; 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Chip: Apple M2 (5nm)
  • CPU: 8-core (4P / 4E)
  • GPU: 10-core 
  • RAM: Up to 24GB unified memory
  • Storage: up to 2TB SSD
  • Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard with Touch Bar
  • Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera
  • Ports: 2x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Bluetooth 5.0
  • Battery: 58.2Whr LiPo Battey; 67W USB-C power adapter
  • Color options: Space Grey and Silver

Apple MacBook Pro (M2) Price in Nepal

In the United States, the laptop starts the sale at USD 1,299 for the 8/256GB memory configuration that divides out as 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD). Likewise, the 8/512GB model costs you USD 1,499. If the Apple MacBook Pro (M2) launches in Nepal, we estimate its price to start from NPR 2,06,000.

ModelApple MacBook Pro (M2) price in the USApple MacBook Pro (M2) price in Nepal [expected]
Apple MacBook Pro M2 (8/256GB)USD 1,299NPR 2,06,000
Apple MacBook Pro M2 (8/512GB)USD 1,499NPR 2,38,000

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