Apple MacBook Pro With 3nm M3 Chips
On Tuesday, Apple introduced its newest MacBook Pro models featuring the latest M3 family of processors. The laptops come with Liquid Retina XDR displays and boast a battery life of up to 22 hours. Additionally, Apple highlights the enhanced performance of the new chip lineup, which includes the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. These chips are manufactured using TSMC’s 3nm process technology and provide support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Furthermore, they introduce a new memory feature called Dynamic Caching, improving GPU performance when running resource-intensive applications and games.
The pricing details for the latest MacBook Pro models with M3 chipsets have been announced by Apple. The base model with a 14-inch display is priced at Rs. 1,69,900, while the 14-inch variant with an M3 Pro chip starts at Rs. 1,99,900. Additionally, the base model of the MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display is priced at Rs. 2,49,900. Both the 14-inch models are available in Silver and Space Black color options. These models are now available for pre-order in 27 countries, including India, and will be available for purchase from November 7 onwards through Apple Store and Apple Authorized Resellers.
All of Apple‘s latest MacBook Pro models are powered by the company’s new M3 family of chips, including the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. The M3 Max chip, which is the highest-end option, can be configured with a maximum of 128GB of RAM, marking the highest RAM capacity available on Apple’s laptops to date. On the other hand, the M3 and M3 Pro chips offer options of up to 24GB and 36GB of RAM, respectively.
These new MacBook Pro models are the second release from Apple this year, following the launch of the M2-powered MacBook Pro models in January. The new M3 chips are built on TSMC’s 3nm process technology and feature up to 16 CPU cores, up to 40 GPU cores, and up to 16 Neural Engine cores. Additionally, these laptops can be equipped with up to 1TB of SSD storage. Apple claims that the M3 Pro chip is up to 40 times faster than its M1 Pro processor and up to 11 times faster than the previous MacBook Pro model powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU.
While the M3 lineup offers modest CPU improvements compared to the previous generation, Apple has emphasized the GPU enhancements on the new 3nm chips. These include hardware-accelerated ray tracing and a new Dynamic Caching feature that optimizes memory usage for tasks by allowing the M3 chip’s GPU to allocate a precise amount of local memory.
Apple has incorporated 14-inch and 16-inch Liquid Retina XDR displays into the new MacBook Pro models, featuring a resolution of 3,024×1,964 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a peak brightness of 1600 nits for HDR content and 600 nits for SDR content. The laptops also come with a backlit keyboard that supports Touch ID for biometric authentication.
In terms of connectivity, the new MacBook Pro models offer Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, up to three Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 ports, a MagSafe 3 charging port, an SDXC card reader, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The 14-inch MacBook Pro with an M3 chip boasts a battery life of up to 22 hours on a single charge, while the M3 Pro and M3 Max models offer up to 18 hours of battery life.