- Apple has launched its latest M3-powered MacBook Pros in India in 14- and 16-inch models.
- The base 14-inch MacBook Pro comes in M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max options, whereas the 16-inch model only comes with M3 Pro and M3 Max.
- Apple is also offering the M3 Pro and M3 Max models in a new Space Black colour.
Apple MacBook Pro with new M3 series of processors launched worldwide. The company announced the new laptops with its latest flagship processors called M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. There are two new MacBook Pro models including a smaller 14-inch and a 16-inch model. The smaller model is available with all three M3 processors as options whereas the 16-inch model only comes with M3 Max and M3 Pro processors. Moreover, Apple has also introduced a brand-new Space Black colour option for M3 Pro and M3 Max-powered MacBook Pros. Let’s take a look at the new M3 MacBook Pro price in India, specifications, and availability.
M3 MacBook Pro Price in India, Availability
The new Apple MacBook Pro can be ordered starting today on the Apple India website and Apple Store App. The new laptops will start shipping to customers and arrive in Apple Stores and Apple Authorised Reseller stores starting November 7.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 starts at Rs 1,69,900 and will be available for Rs 1,58,900 with education discount. The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro and M3 Max starts at Rs 1,99,900 and will be available for Rs 1,84,900 with the education discount. Lastly, the high-end 16-inch models start at Rs 2,49,900 and will be available to students and educators at Rs 2,22,900.
M3 MacBook Pro Specifications, Features
The new M3 MacBook Pro models come with the latest chipsets from the brand including the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max. These processors are the first-ever laptop chipsets built using the 3nm fabrication process, which is an industry first. As such, the power efficiency is one of the biggest USPs of the new MacBook Pro models. Apple claims that these models can offer up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Moreover, they are equipped with the next-generation GPU, which marks the biggest-ever leap forward in Apple silicon. According to Apple, the new GPU comes with Dynamic Caching, hardware-accelerated mesh shading, and hardware-accelerated ray tracing (a first on MacBooks). Dynamic Caching ensures each task gets the exact amount of memory needed by using the local RAM in real-time. The hardware-accelerated mesh shading and ray tracing further improve the graphic rendering.
As for the processors themselves, Apple claims that the M3 family of processors have 30% and 50% faster performance cores and efficiency cores respectively compared to the first generation M1 chips. Additionally, they also have a 60% faster Neural Engine for faster AI-based tasks. There is also a new media engine with support for AV1 decode for a more efficient and high-quality video streaming experience. Apple is offering these processors with up to 128GB of unified memory.
The M3 chipset has an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU with up to 24GB of unified memory. On the other hand, the M3 Pro comes with a 12-core CPU and 18-core GPU with up to 36GB of unified memory. Lastly, the M3 Max is a top-of-the-line processor with a 16-core CPU and 40-core GPU with up to 128GB of unified memory. Apple claims that these new models are up to 60% faster than M1 MacBook Pro models.
All three M3 MacBook Pro models are equipped with a Liquid Retina Display measuring 14-inch or 16-inch depending on the variant. The display is 20% brighter in SDR with up to 600 nits of peak brightness. It offers up to 1,600 nits peak brightness and 1,000 nits sustained brightness in HDR. All three models are equipped with a 1080p camera, a three-mic array, and a six-speaker setup. In terms of connectivity, the new MacBook Pro comes with MagSafe, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, three USB-C Thunderbolt ports, and an HDMI port. Other features include a new Magic Keyboard and Touch ID fingerprint scanner.