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Apple MacBook Professional M2 pre-orders open 17 June, with full availability on 24 June

Replace 14 June: Apple says the MacBook Professional M2 will probably be accessible from 17 June for pre-order and will probably be absolutely launched on 24 June when orders can even begin arriving with prospects.

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Apple has debuted a brand new MacBook Professional 13in at its annual WWDC reveal occasion, bringing a major {hardware} improve courtesy of the agency’s home-grown M2 processor.

The M2 is made on an energy-sipping 5nm course of, and packs in eight CPU cores and as much as 10 GPU cores. It helps a whopping 24GB of unified reminiscence now, which ought to give it a substantial leg up over the M1 discovered within the present crop of Apple thin-and-lights. Apple reckons that makes it as much as 18% quicker on the processor facet, and as much as 35% quicker with regards to graphics. It has 50% extra reminiscence bandwidth than the previous M1, and has a 40% quicker Neural engine for algorithm-crunching.

In all different respects, the up to date MacBook Professional is unchanged from the previous-gen mannequin. Meaning it stays the one mannequin within the line-up with a TouchBar instead of bodily perform keys – each the 14 and 16in MacBook Professional, and the 13in MacBook Air have lengthy since ditched it.

The general design hasn’t modified, so you continue to get the identical (restricted) collection of Thunderbolt ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and never a lot else. MagSafe doesn’t make the minimize, and it retains the identical keyboard. The 13.3in display stays the identical, too, with a 2560×1600 decision – however not the liquid retina show tech discovered on the brand new MacBook Air, which acquired a extra dramatic overhaul throughout the identical occasion.

Costs begin from $1299/£1249 or $1199/£1149 for schooling. That’s a $100/£100 improve over the M2-powered MacBook Air.

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