MacBook Pro M2 2022 in the test & MacBook Pro M1 (Pro) further down the price slide

MacBook Pro M2 2022 in the test & MacBook Pro M1 (Pro) further down the price slide

On June 24, Apple’s first M2 laptop in the new 2022 model series, the MacBook Pro M2, will be released. Our colleagues at Golem have already been able to test the new MacBook Pro and found that the M2 chip brought some speed improvements, but all that shines in the MacBook Pro M2 is not silver. The 2020 and 2021 models with the M1 and M1 Pro chip are still on a downward price trend, which makes the price difference considerable compared to the Apple store and especially the new MacBook M2.

MacBook Pro M2 2022 in the test: All that glitters is not silver

The Apple MacBook Pro M2 can also be ordered from Amazon.

Source: Apple

The Apple MacBook Pro M2 2022 will be released on June 24 and our colleagues from Golem had the opportunity to test the new MacBook extensively. It turned out that, despite the relatively high price of 1,599 euros, some recycling was also done from the 2020 and 2021 MacBook Pro M1 and MacBook Pro M1 Pro models. The case, screen, keyboard, touchpad and Touch Bar are identical to previous models of the MacBook Pro M2. The reflective 13-inch screen reaches a peak brightness of 495 candela, which is bright enough for outdoors. However, the color reproduction is too low for professional users. The new Apple M2 ARM chipset in the 2022 MacBook Pro is clocked higher than the predecessor’s M1 and runs more efficiently. Up to 15 hours of battery life are possible. However, due to the 22 watts, the chip has to be cooled by a small fan, which is clearly audible under load. Although Apple has increased the number of GPU cores to ten, this is not noticeable in games according to the Golem test. Apple omitted an SD card reader or USB-A port in the MacBook Pro M2. Only two Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C are installed. This can be used to connect an external display to the new MacBook Pro. Apple charges 1,599 euros for the new MacBook with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD. You can also get the 2022 MacBook Pro M2 in silver for this price on Amazon.

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MacBook Pro M1 and MacBook Air M1 at lower prices

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in the current model series can now be purchased at significantly reduced prices.

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in the current model series can now be purchased at significantly reduced prices.

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For the release of the new MacBook Pro M2 2022, the prices of the previous MacBook Pro M1 2020 and MacBook Pro M1 Pro 2021 models continue to drop. A MacBook Pro M1 can be purchased on Amazon for just over $1,000. The best-equipped 2021 MacBook Pro M1 Pro with an 8-core CPU and 14-core GPU has now dropped below the $2,000 mark. The MacBook Pro M1 is currently still available in stock on Amazon. Before the launch of the MacBook Air M2 2022, a lot of money can also be saved with the MacBook Air M1, compared to the Apple store for example with the MacBook Air M1 between 150 and 200 euros depending on the equipment.

MacBook Pro M1 (Pro) up to 350 euros cheaper on Amazon

MacBook Air M1 up to 200 euros cheaper on Amazon

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New Apple MacBook Air M2 and Revised MacBook Pro M2

The new Apple MacBook Air M2 offers a 13.6-inch screen and more performance than the previous model.

Source: Apple

Apple fans can expect more MacBooks showcased by the Mac, iPad and iPhone maker at WWDC 2022. The new MacBook Air and updated 13-inch MacBook Pro feature the all-new M2 chip from Apple. This has an 8-core CPU and a GPU with up to ten cores, two GPU cores more than laptops with M1. The M2 is said to offer an 18% faster CPU and 35% faster GPU than the previous model. According to Apple, the M2, which is made in 5nm, also comes with a 100GB/s memory transfer rate and offers up to 24GB of LPDDR5 memory. The MacBook Air M2 comes with a 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display. For comparison: the MacBook Air M1 has a 13.3-inch screen. In addition, the 2022 MacBook Air offers a 1080p Facetime HD camera, an audio system with four speakers, up to 18 hours of battery life and MagSafe charging. The Macbook Air M2 is only 11.3 mm thick and weighs 1.22 kg. In addition to silver and gray, the new MacBook Air will also be available in “Midnight” and “Polar Star” colors from July. The 2022 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro M2 use the macOS Monterrey operating system. This ensures access to features like Universal Control, Air Play to Mac, Facetime, Shareplay, Live Text, Visual Look Up, and Safari browser.

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Mac Mini and iMac also much cheaper to buy on Amazon

Mac Mini M1 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD for only 689 euros instead of 778 euros at Amazon.

Source: Apple

The imminent launch of the 2022 MacBook M2 not only brings down the prices of the Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, but the Mac Mini and iMac with M1 can now also be purchased on Amazon at a price much lower than Apple’s. So you get the Mac Mini M1 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD for only 697.98 euros instead of 778 euros.

The 24-inch Apple iMac M1 (2021) with 8-core CPU, 7-core GPU and 8 GB of RAM as well as a 256 GB SSD can now even be purchased with a discount of over 200 euros.

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Also iPad Air and iPad Pro on Amazon at heavily discounted prices

If you buy the iPad Pro from Amazon, you save a lot of money compared to the Apple store.

Source: Amazon

Not only did the Apple MacBook Air M1 and MacBook Pro M1/M1Pro drop in price significantly before the launch of the 2022 MacBook M2. The iPad Air and iPad Pro can now also be purchased on Amazon for much less than in the Apple store.

Buy iPad Air / iPad Pro: big savings on Amazon

  • iPad Air 10.9 “256 GB at 738.81 euros (819€)
  • iPad Pro 10.9 “512 GB at 1,096 euros (1 209€)
  • iPad Pro 10.9 “1 TB at 1,478.31 euros (€1,649)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 “128 GB at 1,089 euros (1 199€)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 “256 GB at 1,157.98 euros (1 309€)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 “512 GB at 1,399 euros (1 529€)
  • iPad Pro 12.9 “2 TB at 1,841.79 euros (2,409 €)
  • All iPads on Amazon at a glance

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