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M2 Max MacBook Pro Review: Back to Bumps!

M2 Max MacBook Pro Design

  • Identical to previous 14″ and 16″ models in design and size, with possibility to customize your MacBook with skins (sold separately)
  • High quality metal build and impressive design including:
    • Top-notch trackpad
    • High quality headphone jack
    • Return of built-in SD card slot
    • MagSafe power connector
    • Excellent mini LED display (with some light bleed)

Improvements to Notebook

  • Upgraded from M1 Pro and M1 Max to M2 Pro and M2 Max
  • 20% more CPU performance and 30% better GPU performance
  • Built on 2nd gen 5 nanometer process
  • 19 core GPU on M2 Pro and 38 core GPU on M2 Max
  • Improved neural engine and media engine
  • Geekbench 5 single core score of over 2,000, with multi-core score over 15,000
  • Cinebench single and multi-core scores increased
  • Estimated 1 hour increase in battery life on both 14″ and 16″

M2 MacBook Pro Review

  • M2 Max MacBook Pro features color-matching MagSafe cable and a slightly darker silver color
  • Capabilities include: WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and HDMI 2.1 with supports up to 8K 60FPSs
  • Apple Silicon transition has improved with more well optimized apps
  • If prioritizing battery life, M2 Pro is recommended; if prioritizing maximum power, M2 Max is recommended
  • Deals on the M1 Pro and M1 Max may be available
  • Rumors suggest an M3 laptop may be released later this year, however, waiting for the next version may not be worth it
  • M2 Mac Minis are considered more interesting than M2 Max MacBook Pro

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