First Look at the 2023 Apple MacBook Pro 14″ with M2 Pro chip

The MacBook Pro has always been an incredible laptop for professionals and individuals who are willing to pay top dollar for the power and performance this machine can deliver. Last month, Apple announced a new generation of MacBook Pros fitted with the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, which are blazingly fast and now the industry standard. And they don’t just make a faster computer, they make them more efficient too, which means the batteries last longer and everything works smoother. Here’s a first look at the new MacBook Pro in the 14″ model.

Above: The 2023 macbook pro has the same dimensions and weight as the 2021 version, and is available in space grey and silver (featured here). We do like that the design hasn’t changed from the previous version, especially since the 2021 model went through a design overhaul, and has the nice squarish corners that lend an industrial feel to the overall aesthetic.

Above: while the exterior looks identical to the previous version, the internals have been upgraded and the 2023 model is configured with the m2 Pro or m2 Max chip.

Above: Just like its predecessor, the underside features apple’s signature embossing and the four rubber pads.

Above: the ports on one side include the magsafe 3 charging port, two thunderbolt 4 ports and a headphone jack.

Above: Ports on the other side include an sd memory card slot, one more thunderbolt 4, and hdmi.

Above: the screen is still incredibly stunning with a liquid retina xdr display, while the magic keyboard includes a useful inbuilt touch id.

Above: there’s a six-speaker sound system that includes four force-cancelling woofers and apple’s spatial audio function.

Above: the more efficient system now offers 18 hours of video playback and 12 hours of wireless web browsing on the 14″ model. The bigger 16″ model goes up to 22 hours of video playback and 15 hours of wireless web browsing!

Above: in the box, there’s the USB-C power adapter and a 2 metres usb-c to magsafe 3 cable.

Here are the starting prices of each configuration:

It’s worth considering an upgrade from a past generation model, or even the MacBook Air if you’re a photographer or designer, and especially if you work in gaming or 3D / film animation. You’re getting a faster and more powerful processor, a more capable graphics card, and of course more memory and hard disk space if you pay for it. There are also other upgrades like Wi-Fi 6E that will be handy when Singapore catches up to the technology. Ultimately, this machine is really for pro users — those that need power and speed in their work processes, and who understand that paying for the efficiency makes a lot of sense when your gadget helps you become more productive.

The 2023 macbook pro is available for order online at APPLE.COM with prices starting from $2,899.