How to pre-order the new Apple MacBook Pro M3 and iMac M3

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DATE

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Apple
ORG

‘s "

Scary Fast"
WORK_OF_ART

event is in the books, and a new set of

Macs
ORG

have arrived in its wake. The company unveiled

three
CARDINAL

new computers on

Monday
DATE

, including refreshed versions of the 14- and

16-inch
QUANTITY


MacBook Pro
ORG

and an updated

24-inch
QUANTITY

iMac. Each device is mostly a spec bump, but all of them run on

one
CARDINAL

of

Apple
ORG

‘s new

3nm
QUANTITY


M3
ORG

chips, which the company claims will deliver "dramatically increased" CPU and (especially)

GPU
ORG

performance compared to past

Apple
ORG

silicon. We’ll have to put the new hardware through its paces to verify just how true that is, but if you’re already sold on

Apple
ORG

‘s latest, here’s where you can pre-order the

M3
ORG


MacBook Pros
PRODUCT

and

iMac
ORG

.


Apple MacBook Pro
ORG

(

14-inch
QUANTITY

)


Apple Apple MacBook Pro
ORG

(

14-inch
QUANTITY

,

M3
ORG

) The new

14-inch
QUANTITY


MacBook Pro
ORG

starts with a base

M3
ORG

chip and will begin shipping

next week
DATE

. Higher-power

M3
ORG


Pro
PRODUCT

and

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

models are also available, though the latter will ship

later this month
DATE

. $

1,599
MONEY

at Amazon$1,599 at

Apple
ORG

As noted above, the new

14-
DATE

and

16-inch
QUANTITY

MacBook Pros’ biggest upgrades come on the inside.

Apple
ORG

is introducing

three
CARDINAL

new

M3
ORG

chips alongside the notebooks: the standard

M3
PRODUCT

, the

M3
ORG


Pro
PRODUCT

and the

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

. The

14-inch
QUANTITY

Pro will be available with all

three
CARDINAL

, with prices starting at $

1,599
MONEY

for the base

M3
ORG

configuration and rising all the way

up to $
MONEY


6,899
MONEY

for a fully specced-out

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

model. The notebook is available to order now at

Apple
ORG

‘s online store. The company says the

M3
ORG

and

M3 Pro
ORG

models will begin shipping on

November 7
DATE

, while the

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

models will start later in

November
DATE

. Other retailers such as

Amazon
ORG

,

B&H Photo
ORG

and Best Buy have the notebooks up for pre-order as well.

Here’s an overview of the configurations available for the new notebook at

Apple
ORG

‘s store:

$

1,599
MONEY

:

M3
ORG

chip with

8-core
QUANTITY


CPU
ORG

,

10
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

8GB
QUANTITY

unified memory (configurable up to 24GB),

512
CARDINAL

GB SSD (configurable up to 2TB),

2x Thunderbolt
PRODUCT

/ USB

4
CARDINAL

ports, 70W USB-C power adapter

$

1,999
MONEY

:

M3 Pro
ORG

chip with

11-core
QUANTITY


CPU
ORG

,

14
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

18GB
QUANTITY

unified memory (configurable up to 36GB),

512
CARDINAL

GB SSD (configurable up to 4TB), 3x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 70W USB-C power adapter

$

2,199
MONEY

:

M3 Pro
ORG

chip with

12-core
QUANTITY


CPU
ORG

,

18
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

18GB
QUANTITY

unified memory (configurable up to 36GB),

512
CARDINAL

GB SSD (configurable up to 4TB), 3x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 96W USB-C power adapter

$

3,199
MONEY

:

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

chip with

14
CARDINAL

-core

CPU
ORG

,

30
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

36GB
QUANTITY

unified memory (configurable up to 96GB),

1TB SSD
QUANTITY

(configurable up to 8TB), 3x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 96W USB-C power adapter

$

3,699
MONEY

:

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

chip with

16
CARDINAL

-core

CPU
ORG

,

40
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

48GB
QUANTITY

unified memory (configurable up to 128GB),

1TB SSD
QUANTITY

(configurable up to 8TB), 3x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 96W USB-C power adapter

The new

14-inch
QUANTITY

Pro technically starts at a lower price than its predecessor, though that model started with an

M2 Pro
PRODUCT

chip instead of the base

M2
PRODUCT

. Instead, the

M3
ORG

config replaces the

13-inch
QUANTITY


MacBook Pro
ORG

, which we’ve long considered an awkward middle child in the

Mac
PERSON

lineup. To that point,

Apple
ORG

claims the

M3
ORG

-powered

Pro
ORG

is

up to 60 percent
PERCENT

faster than the

13-inch
QUANTITY


M1
PRODUCT

model in terms of render performance in

Final Cut Pro
WORK_OF_ART

, with larger gains compared to older

Intel
ORG

-based models. (More broadly,

Apple
ORG

is heavily pushing all of its new devices as worthy upgrades for those hanging onto

Intel
ORG

-powered

Macs
ORG

ahead of the holidays.)

Higher-end configs powered by the

M3
ORG


Pro
PRODUCT

and

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

chips promise similar performance leaps. For example,

Apple
ORG

says a

M3
ORG


Pro
PRODUCT

model is

up to 40 percent
PERCENT

faster than an equivalent

M1 Pro
PRODUCT

config when it comes to filter and function performance in

Photoshop
PRODUCT

.

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

systems, meanwhile, now support up to

128GB
QUANTITY

of unified memory, which

Apple
ORG

says can help it deliver more than twice the speeds of an

M1 Max
PRODUCT

model with certain pro-level software like

Maxon Redshift
ORG

. In general,

Apple
ORG

is positioning

M3
ORG

systems toward the likes of students and aspiring editors,

M3 Pro
ORG

systems toward coders and creative types and

M3 Max
ORG

systems toward 3D artists, video editors and those with more extreme workflows.

Almost everything else about the notebook is virtually identical to before, with the main differences being a new "space black" color option for the

M3
ORG


Pro
PRODUCT

and

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

models — which

Apple
ORG

says is particularly resistant to fingerprints — and a higher peak brightness of

600
CARDINAL

nits with

SDR
ORG

content (up from

500
CARDINAL

nits on the last model). Other than that, you’re still looking at a

Liquid Retina
ORG

XDR display, a

six
CARDINAL

-speaker sound system, a 1080p FaceTime camera and a similar port selection. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as we liked the previous

MacBook Pro’s
ORG

design, but it means owners of that

10-month-old
DATE

device shouldn’t feel any pressing need to upgrade.


Apple MacBook Pro
ORG

(

16-inch
QUANTITY

)

Just about all of the details above apply to the new

16-inch
QUANTITY


MacBook Pro
PRODUCT

as well, only this notebook won’t be available with the base

M3
ORG

chip. Instead, it’ll start at $

2,499
MONEY

for a config with an

M3
ORG


Pro
PRODUCT

chip and go

up to $7,199
MONEY

for a fully decked-out

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

model. That’s the same starting price as the previous generation. Alongside its larger display, the

16-inch
QUANTITY

Pro is still rated for

up to 22 hours
TIME

of battery life. That matches the

14-inch
QUANTITY


M3
ORG

Pro’s rating but comes in

a few hours
TIME

higher than the

18-hour
TIME

estimate of the

14-inch
QUANTITY


M3
ORG


Pro
PRODUCT

and

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

models.

Again, the

16-inch
QUANTITY

Pro is available to order

today
DATE

directly from

Apple
ORG

or

third
ORDINAL

-party retailers like

Amazon
ORG

,

B&H Photo and Best Buy
ORG

.

M3 Pro
ORG

models will start shipping

next week
DATE

, while

M3 Max
ORG

shipments will commence later in

November
DATE

. Below is an overview of the configurations on sale at

Apple
ORG

‘s online store. Note that, unlike the

14-inch
QUANTITY

model, each

16-inch
QUANTITY

Pro option includes

three
CARDINAL

Thunderbolt 4 ports and a

140W
CARDINAL

power adapter.

$

2,499
MONEY

:

M3 Pro
ORG

chip with

12-core
QUANTITY


CPU
ORG

,

18
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

18GB
QUANTITY

unified memory (configurable up to 36GB),

512
CARDINAL

GB SSD (configurable up to 4TB)

$

3,499
MONEY

:

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

chip with

14
CARDINAL

-core

CPU
ORG

,

30
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

36GB
QUANTITY

unified memory (configurable up to 96GB),

1TB SSD
QUANTITY

(configurable up to 8TB)

$

3,999
MONEY

:

M3
ORG


Max
PRODUCT

chip with

16
CARDINAL

-core

CPU
ORG

,

40
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

48GB
QUANTITY

unified memory (configurable up to 128GB),

1TB SSD
QUANTITY

(configurable up to 8TB)


Apple iMac
ORG

(

24-inch
QUANTITY

)

As with previous iterations, the new

24-inch
QUANTITY


iMac
ORG

is aimed at a more casual audience than

the MacBook Pro
ORG

. The all-in-one PC is only available with the base

M3
ORG

chip, but

Apple
ORG

says that can make it up to twice as fast as the last-gen model, which arrived in

2021
DATE

and runs on an

M1
PRODUCT

chip. The

M3
ORG

supports up to 24GB of memory as well, up from the previous max of

16GB
QUANTITY

.

The rest of the hardware is largely unchanged. There’s still a

4.5
CARDINAL

K Retina display that can reach

up to 500
CARDINAL

nits of brightness;

up to four
CARDINAL

USB-C ports, including

two
CARDINAL

Thunderbolt ports; a 1080p front camera and a similar range of color options (green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, blue and silver). Wireless support has jumped to Wi-Fi 6E and

Bluetooth 5.3
PRODUCT

, though.

The

24-inch
QUANTITY


iMac
ORG

starts at $

1,299
MONEY

for a config with an

eight
CARDINAL

-core

CPU
ORG

,

eight
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

two
CARDINAL

Thunderbolt / USB

4
CARDINAL

ports and

Apple
ORG

‘s

Magic Keyboard
ORG

. It’s still saddled with a paltry

8GB
QUANTITY

of memory and

256GB
QUANTITY

SSD by default, though you can upgrade those up to 24GB and

1
CARDINAL

TB, respectively.

Starting at $

1,499
MONEY

, you can get a model with a

10
CARDINAL

-core

GPU
ORG

,

two
CARDINAL

extra non-Thunderbolt USB-C ports, a

Gigabit Ethernet
PRODUCT

port, a

Magic Keyboard
ORG

with a Touch ID reader and the full range of color options. That one is configurable with

up to 2
CARDINAL

TB of SSD storage as well.

Like the new

MacBook Pro
ORG

, the updated

iMac
ORG

is available to order now at

Apple
ORG

‘s online store and will begin shipping on

November 7
DATE

. It’s also available at

Amazon
ORG

,

B&H Photo and Best Buy
ORG

.

Follow all of the news from

Apple
ORG

’s "

Scary Fast
WORK_OF_ART

"

October
DATE

event right here.