So this is the M2 Max MacBook Pro. Let’s talk about it. Apple updated the 14 inch and 16 inch MacBook Pros with a press release that featured a bunch of creators at the beginning, which was cool, and then basically a whole prerecorded event that kind of looked like it was cut out of another event. Matter of fact, it’s rumored that this basically was cut out of an event that they were rumored to have late last year.

Honestly, I buy it, like the URL and the file name of the video had 2022 in them and the AR files for the new laptops were compiled in October, 2022, suggesting that these things were ready to go months ago. But whatever, none of that matters. Max, it’s M2 Pro and M2 Max, and a couple other tiny improvements also.
They added back the ports, they got rid of the touch bar, they brought back Mag Safe, they bumped up to an excellent high refresh rate mini LED display, and the performance is incredible.

So the bulk of what’s new is coming from the new chip inside. M2 Pro and M2 Max. They are essentially the same price tiers and configurations across the board as before but Apple is quoting now 20% more CPU performance and 30% better GPU performance.
But it’s now here and that allows for up to 8K 60FPSs through one cable via the HDMI port. So that’s about time. WiFi 6E is just sort of starting to roll out now, that’s gonna be great for future proofing. And Bluetooth 5.3, again, very much future proofing, but that’s welcome.

But really the Apple Silicon transition has come a long way since the very first M1 Max that we saw when they first started doing this. I think looking for sales now of the M1 Pro and M1 Max, when you start to find deals on those, those are gonna be really good laptops. Now, you might have also seen the rumors that it’s possible that the first of the M3 laptops is gonna be coming out later this calendar year on a three nanometer process, and you might be wondering if you should wait for that. To which I would say, you should actually wait till quarter three of 2027 when we have the M5s because that’ll be 30% faster than the M4s which is 30% faster than the M3s, and you can see where I’m going with this.
Like, if you’re gonna be waiting for the next thing, you’ll just be waiting forever ’cause that’s just the way tech is. These are great machines, they’re more than most people need, and if you can get your hands on the M1s, those are gonna be really good for most people too.

With that being said, if the next version of this laptop still has a notch this big and doesn’t add Face ID, I’ll wear socks and sandals for a day, like Linus. Like, they gotta be planning on putting it there eventually, right.


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