Apple announced the release of new iMacs and MacBook Pros Monday in a rare evening launch event.
The new laptop and desktop models will come with Apple’s new M3 processing chips: the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max, according to Axios.
These processing chips “are the first chips for a personal computer built using the industry-leading 3-nanometer technology. With a faster, more efficient next-generation GPU, these chips deliver the biggest leap forward in graphics architecture ever for Apple silicon,” Apple said in a press release.
How much does the new MacBook Pro cost?
The new MacBook Pro comes in two sizes: 14-inch and 16-inch. The 14-inch MacBook Pro is available with the M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max processing chips. The 16-inch is only available with M3 Pro and M3 Max.
The new MacBook Pros start at the following prices, according to Apple:
- The 14-inch with M3: $1,599
- The 14-inch with M3 Pro: $1,999
- The 14-inch with M3 Max: $3,199
- The 16-inch with M3 Pro: $2,499
- The 16-inch with M3 Max: $3,499
The new 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 is cheaper than last year’s basic model but the lower cost comes at the expense of not having as advanced of a processing chip, according to CNBC.
How much does the new iMac cost?
The new iMacs are available with an 8-core GPU or a 10-core GPU. The new iMac models start at the following prices, according to Apple:
- 8-core GPU: $1,299
- 10-core GPU: $1,499
When do the new MacBook Pro and iMac go on sale?
Customers can order the new MacBook Pros now, but the laptops won’t be available until Nov. 17.
The new iMacs are also available for ordering now, and customers can expect their new desktop computers to be delivered starting Nov. 7, which is when the computers will also be in stock in Apple stores.
What is different about the new iMac and MacBook Pro?
The biggest difference between the new iMacs and MacBook Pros and their older counterparts is the new M3 processors.
The M3 processors boost speed across several programs. With the M3 processor, the more “basic” processor of the three, the new 14-inch MacBook Pro has the following increased speeds compared to the 13-inch MacBook Pros with Core i7,3, according to Apple:
- Final Cut Pro render performance is 7.4 times faster
- Xcode code compilation is 3.7 times faster
- Microsoft Excel spreadsheet performance is 3.5 times faster