Apple introduces Mac Studio, Mac Studio Display with M1 Ultra chipset


Apple launched several new products during its peak performance event including the iPhone SE (2022), Studio Display and more. A major focus of today’s event was the new Mac Studio, which introduces an entirely new Mac PC. The Mac Studio looks similar to the Mac Mini with a slightly larger body and packs a lot of power inside.

Mac Studio, Studio Display: Price

The Mac Mini (222) starts at $1,999 for the M1 Max variant and $3,999 (approximately Rs 3,07,827) for the M1 Ultra variant.

Mac Studio in India starts at Rs 1,89,900 for the M1 Max variant and Rs 3,89,900 for the M1 Ultra powered model.

New studio displays start at $1,599. The standard glass variant costs Rs 1,59,900 and the nano-textured glass variant costs Rs 1,89,900 in India.

The new Mac Mini and Studio Display will be made available from March 18.

Mac Studio: Specifications

The Mac Studio comes in two variants: one powered by the M1 Max chip and the other variant powered by the new M1 Ultra chipset. Apple claims that the new Mac Studio with the M1 Max delivers up to 50 percent faster performance than the 16-core Xeon-powered Mac Pro and 2.5 times faster than the Core i9-powered 27-inch iMac. It also said that the M1 Ultra configuration is up to 3.8 times faster than that 27-inch iMac and up to 60 percent faster than the Mac Pro.

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On the back, it includes four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 10GB Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI, and an audio jack. On the front, the M1 Max variant gets dual USB Type-C ports, while the M1 Ultra variant gets two Thunderbolt 4 ports. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.

The M1 Max variant comes with 512GB of SSD storage for the base model along with 32GB of unified memory (basically RAM). The M1 Ultra base variant comes with 64GB of unified memory and 1TB of SSD storage. Mac Studio is powered by macOS Monterey.

Studio Display: Specifications

Along with Mac Studio, Apple also launched the new Studio Display aimed at professionals. The Studio Display sports a 27-inch, 5K display inside an aluminum frame. The company claims that it can reach 600 nits brightness, comes with P3 wide color gamut support, and supports the company’s own TrueTone feature.

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Atop the 27-inch display is a 12-megapixel ultra wide angle camera for video conferencing. It also includes a three-mic array. On the back, it sports three USB Type-C ports, a Thunderbolt 4 port with support for 96W passthrough charging.

The Studio Display comes with a powerful six-speaker system consisting of four woofers and two tweeters. It also includes an embedded A13 chip to optimize performance with Apple’s Mac desktops and laptops and enable features such as center stage, spatial audio, and “Hey Siri” voice commands.

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