Apple reveals the fastest, most powerful MacBooks ever

2023 Apple MacBook Pro 14" and 16"
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Apple fans, buckle up: the fastest-ever MacBooks are about to launch. The new 2023 MacBook Pro 14” and 16” replace the 2021 models of the same size, and though they're externally almost identical, they pack a major new hardware upgrade within. Out go the old M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, replaced by the brand new M2 Pro and M2 Max system on chips.

Since the launch of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with its standard M2 chip, we've been in the somewhat confusing situation where the latest MacBook with the newest Apple silicon wasn't actually the fastest MacBook, as the older M1 Pro and M1 Max were still more powerful. Now order is about to be restored to the Apple silicon hierarchy:

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.