Apple MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2023) specifications and prices

Today, rather than with a pre-announced keynote or video broadcast, Apple unveiled new chips and new Mac models more or less under the radar. In addition to the new M2 versions M2 Pro and M2 Max as well as the new one Mac mini 2023 and the MacBook Pro with 14-inch display a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display was also presented. This can be pre-ordered from today equipped with the M2 Pro or M2 Max. It will then be available in stores from January 24, 2023 – in a price range of 2.999 euros to 7.599 euros.

For comparison: Apple MacBook Pro 16″ (2021) with M1 Pro or M1 Max

In addition to the smaller 14-inch model, there is also a new Apple MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display. This time there is either an M2 Pro or M2 Max in it - with up to 96 GB of RAM, which can be accessed by both the CPU and GPU. More specs and the prices of the device versions can be found here.
In addition to the smaller 14-incher, there is also a new Apple MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display. This time there is either an M2 Pro or M2 Max in it - with up to 96 GB of RAM on which both the CPU and GPU can access. You can find further specs and the prices of the device versions here.

Apple MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2023) Technical Specifications

The new technologies and the new devices were only presented by Apple today with a press release and a YouTube video. Although there was no big show, you can still get a good picture of the new offers with the available materials. The new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display can e.g. B. Equip with different configurations of the M2 Pro and the M2 Max - this results in a new high performance with the best efficiency. Up to 96 GB of RAM is even possible. Here is a summary of the most important information from the data sheet:

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Model: MacBook Pro 16 ″ (2023)
  • Device type: laptop
  • Colors: silver and space gray
  • Dimensions closed (H x W x D): 1,68 cm x 35,57 cm x 24,81 cm
  • Weight: 2,15 kg (M2 Pro) or 2,16 kg (M2 Max)
  • Display: Liquid Retina XDR display with 16,2 ″ (41,05 cm) diagonal
  • Display resolution: 3.456 x 2.234 pixels @ 254 ppi
  • Display specs: Mini-LED with different lighting zones, XDR as an extreme dynamic range, continuously up to 1.000 nits and 1.600 nits of peak brightness, 1 billion colors in the P3 color space, True Tone technology
  • Display contrast: 1.000.000: 1
  • ProMotion: dynamic refresh rate up to 120 Hz; settable rates of 47,95 Hz, 48 Hz, 50 Hz, 59,94 Hz and 60 Hz
  • Camera: 1080p FaceTime camera in a notch
  • Audio: 3 studio quality microphones, 6 hi-fi speakers
  • Operating system: macOS 13 Ventura
  • Chip: M2 Pro or M2 Max
  • M2 Pro configurations: CPU with 12 cores and GPU with 19 cores
  • M2 Max configurations: CPU with 12 cores and GPU with 30 or 38 cores 
  • Shared memory: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB or 96 GB
  • Neural Engine: 16-core in all configurations
  • Memory bandwidth: 200 GB / s (M2 Pro) or 400 GB / s (M2 Max)
  • Media Engine: ProRes and ProRes RAW, H.264 with hardware acceleration, HEVC, engine for encoding and decoding video, engine for encoding and decoding ProRes
  • Internal storage: 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB or 8 TB
  • Battery life: up to 22 hours of playback from Apple TV or up to 15 hours of Internet use via WLAN
  • Charging interface: MagSafe 3
  • Physical Interfaces: HDMI, SDXC card slot, 3,5mm headphone jack, 3x Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C with charging compatibility, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4)
  • Wireless connection: Bluetooth 5.3 and 802.11ax WLAN 6E with support for IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Scope of delivery: 16 ″ MacBook Pro, USB-C to MagSafe cable, USB-C power adapter (140 watts)
With the new M2 Max in particular, there should be unprecedented performance increases on the MacBook Pro from Apple. The most complex graphic calculations should be possible on the go. You can read below what that costs.
With the new M2 Max in particular, there should be unprecedented performance increases on the MacBook Pro from Apple. The most complex graphic calculations should be possible on the go. You can read below what that costs.

New for the Apple MacBook Pro 16″ from 2023

"MacBook Pro now supports Wi-Fi 6E for faster wireless connections and more advanced HDMI for 8K displays up to 60Hz and 4K displays up to 240Hz“, It says in the press release to the new professional laptop from Apple. A number of other innovations result from the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which were also presented today. I have already given you the most important values ​​for these summarized at this point. 

"The MacBook Pro with Apple chips changed everything, giving pros the power to take their workflows to the next level on the go and do things they never thought possible on a laptop"Said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "And today, the MacBook Pro gets even better. With faster performance, better connectivity, and the longest battery life ever in a Mac, paired with the best display in a laptop, it's unlike any other."

In particular, the new MacBook Pro models with M2 Max should once again push the boundaries of what is possible. Both at the desk and on the go, this chip can access up to 38 GPU cores, which means 30% more graphics performance than the Max M1 should take care of. What is also new is that up to 96 GB of RAM can be used - as shared memory by both the CPU and the GPU unit. This should bring the necessary performance, especially for graphics-intensive tasks. And with maximum efficiency.

Comparison of M2 Pro and M2 Max with previous Mac models

The press release linked above also compares the new chip equipment in Apple's professional laptops with the previous models. These comparison statements are intended to help clarify the performance increase over past laptops. The following points are mentioned:

Apple MacBook Pro with M2 Pro chip

  • Rendering titles and animations in Motion is up to 80 percent faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 20 percent faster than the previous generation.
  • Compiling in Xcode is up to 2,5 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 25 percent faster than the previous generation.
  • Image processing in Adobe Photoshop is up to 80 percent faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 40 percent faster than the previous generation.

Apple MacBook Pro with M2 Max chip

  • Effects rendering in Cinema 4D is up to 6 times faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 30 percent faster than the previous generation.
  • Color correction in DaVinci Resolve is up to 2x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro and up to 30 percent faster than the previous generation.

Apple MacBook Pro 16″ (2023) prices – costs depending on equipment

The different configurations of the new "Apple Silicon" chips as well as the selectable sizes of the main memory and the SSD memory are reflected in the price of the new Apple laptop when put together. The current prices for the new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display are as follows for the M2 Pro and M2 Max. These apply now for pre-orders and from January 24, 2023 for purchases in stores (at least as an RRP). 

Apple M2 Pro with 12 core CPU and 19 core GPU

16 GB RAM 32 GB RAM
512GB SSD storage 2.999,00 € 3.459,00 €
1 TB SSD storage 3.229,00 € 3.689,00 €
2 TB SSD storage 3.689,00 € 4.149,00 €
4 TB SSD storage 4.379,00 € 4.839,00 €
8 TB SSD storage 5.759,00 € 6.219,00 €

Apple M2 Max with 12 core CPU and 30 core GPU

32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM
512GB SSD storage 3.689,00 € 4.149,00 €
1 TB SSD storage 3.919,00 € 4.379,00 €
2 TB SSD storage 4.379,00 € 4.839,00 €
4 TB SSD storage 5.069,00 € 5.529,00 €
8 TB SSD storage 6.449,00 € 6.909,00 €

Apple M2 Max with 12 core CPU and 38 core GPU

32 GB RAM 64 GB RAM 96 GB RAM
512GB SSD storage 3.919,00 € 4.379,00 € 4.839,00 €
1 TB SSD storage 4.149,00 € 4.609,00 € 5.069,00 €
2 TB SSD storage 4.609,00 € 5.069,00 € 5.529,00 €
4 TB SSD storage 5.299,00 € 5.759,00 € 6.219,00 €
8 TB SSD storage 6.679,00 € 7.139,00 € 7.599,00 €

All statements without guarantee; Typos and changes possible

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