MacBook Pro 2023 Lineup: All You Need to Know

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16 inches Apple MacBook Pro

Apple announced the new MacBook Pro 2023 lineup few hours ago, and both the 14 and the 16-inches screen options are powered by the company’s new M3 family of chips. The new MacBook Pros feature brighter displays, longer battery life, and faster performance than previous models, and if there is any key details you wish to know, then read on.

All About 2023 Apple MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inches

The new MacBook Pros feature Liquid Retina XDR displays that are 20% brighter in SDR content (up to 600 nits) and reach 1600 nits of peak brightness in HDR mode. This makes them the brightest displays in any laptop, according to Apple.

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Thanks to the energy efficiency of the new M3 chips (it is a 3nm architecture by the way), the MacBook Pro 2023 models can now last up to 22 hours on a single charge. This is a significant improvement over previous models, which had a battery life of around 17-18 hours.

Apple says the MacBook Pro 2023 is up to 11 times faster than the best older Intel-based MacBook Pro models. This is thanks to the new M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max chips, which offer significant performance improvements over the previous generation M2 series.

Detailed specification comparison between the models

For better understanding and ease of comprehension, we have created a table, comparing the specifications of the MacBook Pro 14-inches, and the MacBook Pro 16-inches.

One important thing to note though, is while the 14-inches model has M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max CPU variant, the 16-inches model only comes with M3 Pro and the M3 Max processor.

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SpecificationMacBook Pro 14″
(M3, M3 Pro, M3 Max)
MacBook Pro 16″
(M3 Pro, M3 Max)
Display
Size
(inches)
14.216.2
Resolution
(pixels)
3024×19643456×2234
Refresh
Rate
Up to 120HzUp to 120Hz
Peak
Bri. (nits)
1,6001,600
CPU
Cores
4/4 (M3)
5/6 (M3 Pro)
10/4 (M3 Max)
6/6 (M3 Pro)
12/4 (M3 Max)
GPU Cores10-core (M3)
14-core (M3 Pro)
30-core (M3 Max)
19-core (M3 Pro)
40-core (M3 Max)
Memory
Bandwidth
(GB/s)
100 (M3)
150 (M3 Pro)
300 (M3 Max)
150 (M3 Pro)
400 (M3 Max)
Unified
Memory (GB)
Up to 48 (Configurable to 128GB)Up to 48 (Configurable to 128GB)
SSD (GB)512 / 1TB (Configurable to
2TB, 4TB, or 8TB)
512 / 1TB (Configurable to
2TB, 4TB, or 8TB)
Operating
System
macOS SonomamacOS Sonoma
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E and
Bluetooth 5.3
Wi-Fi 6E and
Bluetooth 5.3
Camera1080p FaceTime HD camera1080p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
System
Six-speaker sound system
with three microphones
Six-speaker sound system
with three microphones
Spatial AudioYes; with
Dolby Atmos
Yes; with
Dolby Atmos
PortsThunderbolt 4 USB-C, SDXC card slot,
HDMI 2.1, MagSafe 3 port
Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, SDXC card slot,
HDMI 2.1, MagSafe 3 port
Battery
(Watt-hour)
70 (M3),
72.4 (M3 Pro and M3 Max)
100 (M3 Pro)
140 (M3 Max)
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Pricing and Availability

One of the most exciting things about the new MacBook Pro 2023 lineup is the lower entry price. The new 14″ MacBook Pro with an M3 chip starts at $1599, which is $400 less than the previous entry-level model. The full pricing for the models are detailed in the table below.

MacBook Pro
(Screen Sizes)
CPU
(Cores)
GPU
(Cores)
Storage
(SSD)
Price
(USD)
14″ M3810512GB1,599
14″ M38101TB1,799
14″ M3 Pro1114512GB1,999
14″ M3 Pro12181TB2,399
14″ M3 Max14301TB3,199
16″ M3 Pro1218512GB2,499
16″ M3 Pro1218512GB2,899
16″ M3 Max14301TB3,499
16″ M3 Max16401TB3,999
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The new MacBook Pro 2023 models also feature a number of other improvements, including an improved cooling system for sustained performance under heavy workloads, stereo sound from 6 speakers, and fingerprint-resistant aluminum cases.

Additionally, all models with M3 Pro and M3 Max chips also get a few exclusive features, including a Space Black color option, up to 128GB of unified memory, and up to 8TB of storage. The new MacBook Pro 2023 models are available to order now and will start shipping in November.

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