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