New Entry-level MacBook Pro with M2
Since Apple released the most powerful MacBook Pro ever in October last year, the M1 chip has been a key topic of discussion in the industry, and now the rumored M2 chip has been exposed. According to Mark Gurman, Apple is considering the M2 chip for the entry-level MacBook Pro to replace the M1 model launched in November 2020.
It is said that to differentiate the 2021 MacBook Pro from the M1 Pro and the M1 Max Mac, the new notebooks will have different displays, processors, and storage, and are also expected Touch Bar. In addition, this Mac may cut out the miniLED and ProMotion to use an LCD screen, while another MacBook Air may come with a miniLED display but no ProMotion. In addition to the entry-level MacBook Pro, there will be a new 24-inch iMac, an entry-level Mac Mini, and a new MacBook Air all coming at some point this year.
I’d expect the new entry-level MacBook Pro to match the high-end MacBook Pros by losing the Touch Bar, but key differentiators will be lesser displays, processors, and storage, and no ProMotion nor miniLED. It’ll be one of many Macs in the pipeline with the M2 chip, including refreshes to the 24-inch iMac, entry-level Mac mini, and revamped MacBook Air.Mark Gurman