Apple didn’t make one of its rare appearances at CES, but that hasn’t stopped the company launching lots of new hardware this January.
Arguably the headline announcement is updated versions of the 14in and 16in MacBook Pro, which arrive alongside the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips that will power them. Apple claims the new silicon yields big performance gains compared to the M1 equivalents found in the 2021 models, but it remains to be seen how noticeable that will be.
In the same week, Apple also launched a new Mac Mini and HomePod, but it’s the MacBook Pro that’s the focus here. With pre-orders now live, here’s everything you need to know before buying one in the US and UK.
When will the new MacBook Pros be released?
Apple officially announced the new 14in and 16in MacBook Pro via a press release on 17 January 2023.
Pre-orders are live now, ahead of both laptops going on sale from 24 January 2023.
How much do the new MacBook Pros cost?
Both are premium devices, and that’s reflected in the price. The 14in model starts at $1,999/£2,149, while you’ll pay at least $2,499/£2,699 for a 16in screen. Here are all the configurations:
MacBook Pro 14in – M2 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $1,999/£2,149 MacBook Pro 14in – M2 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD – $2,499/£2,699 MacBook Pro 14in – M2 Max, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD – $3,099/£3,349 MacBook Pro 16in – M2 Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $2,499/£2,699 MacBook Pro 14in – M2 Pro, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD – $2,699/£2,899 MacBook Pro 14in – M2 Max, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD – $3,499/£3,749
Where to pre-order the new MacBook Pros in the US
In the US, there are a few retailers already offering pre-orders:
Where to pre-order the new MacBook Pros in the UK
But in the UK, you have two options:
It’s not clear if other retailers will be offering pre-orders, but there will almost certainly be more options once the devices go on sale.
We also have an equivalent article for the new Mac Mini.