MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip

Apple

MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip specifications in Kenya:

  • Operating System: macOS
  • Model Year: 2022
  • Chipset:  M2 8-Core Chip
  • Ram: 8 GB
  • GPU: Apple 8 Core
  • Display Size: 13.3 inch
  • Resolution: 2560 x 1600
  • Storage: 256GB SSD, 512 GB SSD
  • Battery:58.2Wh
  • Colors: Space Gray, Silver

KSh210,000KSh245,000

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MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip in Kenya

The MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip 2022 is a powerful and versatile laptop released by Apple in June 2022. It offers a significant performance boost over its predecessor thanks to the next-generation Apple M2 chip, while retaining the popular and compact design of the 13-inch form factor.

MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip 2022 Price, Features, and Specifications

Release Status Release 2022, Jun
Processor Apple M2 chip
GPU 10-core GPU
RAM 8GB unified memory
RAM Slot Configurable to: 16GB or 24GB
SSD 256GB, Configurable to: 512GB, 1TB or 2TB
OS macOS
Display Size 13.3-inch (diagonal) ; 2560×1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions
Display Type Retina display, LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Power Adapter 67W USB-C Power Adapter
Battery Capacity 58.2-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
Battery Hour Up to 20 hours Apple TV app movie playback, Up to 17 hours of wireless web
Dimension 1.56 x 21.24 x 30.41 cm
Weight 1.38kg
Colors Silver, Space Grey
IO Ports Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:

Charging
DisplayPort
Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gbps)
USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

Camera 720p FaceTime HD camera Advanced image signal processor with computational video
Keyboard Backlit Magic Keyboard with: 65 (US) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement, Touch Bar, Touch ID
Touchpad Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure‑sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure‑sensitive drawing and Multi‑Touch gestures
WIFI 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Speaker Stereo speakers with high dynamic range, Wide stereo sound, Support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers, Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro and AirPods
Mic Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
Price in Kenya Ksh 215,000

Performance:

The Apple M2 chip delivers a significant performance boost over the previous M1 chip. You can expect:

  • Up to 18% faster CPU performance
  • Up to 35% faster GPU performance
  • Up to 40% faster machine learning performance

This translates to a smoother user experience, faster application launch times, and the ability to handle demanding tasks with ease. The M2 chip also supports ProRes encoding and decoding for efficient video editing workflows.

Display:

The 13.3-inch Retina display offers stunning visuals with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, wide color gamut, and True Tone technology. The display is ideal for creative professionals who require color accuracy and high resolution.

Keyboard and Trackpad:

The Magic Keyboard features improved key travel and a more responsive feel for comfortable typing. The Touch Bar provides quick access to shortcuts and context-specific controls, and Touch ID allows for secure authentication. The Force Touch trackpad offers precise and responsive control with multi-touch gestures.

Connectivity:

The MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip 2022 comes with two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports that support high-speed data transfer, charging, and external display connection. It also features Wi-Fi 6 for fast wireless connectivity and Bluetooth 5.0 for connecting to wireless peripherals.

Performance:

The Apple M2 chip delivers significant performance improvements over the previous M1 chip. You can expect:

  • Up to 18% faster CPU performance
  • Up to 35% faster GPU performance
  • Up to 40% faster machine learning performance

This translates to a smoother user experience, faster application launch times, and the ability to handle more demanding tasks with ease.

Display:

The 13.3-inch Retina display offers stunning visuals with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, wide color gamut (P3), and True Tone technology that automatically adjusts the color temperature based on ambient lighting. This provides a comfortable and immersive viewing experience.

Touch Bar and Touch ID:

The Touch Bar offers quick access to specific functions and settings within applications, while Touch ID allows for secure unlocking and authentication.

Battery Life:

The M2 chip’s efficiency translates to exceptional battery life. On a single charge, you can expect:

  • Up to 20 hours of wireless web browsing
  • Up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time

Pros and Cons of the Apple M2 Chip

Pros:

  • Powerful performance with the Apple M2 chip
  • Stunning Retina display
  • Long-lasting battery life
  • Lightweight and portable design
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID for added convenience and security

Cons:

  • Limited port selection (only two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports)
  • Relatively higher price compared to other laptops in its class
  • No major design changes compared to the previous model

Verdict:

The MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip 2022 is a powerful and versatile laptop that offers significant upgrades over its predecessor. It is ideal for professionals, students, and creative individuals who need a portable laptop with exceptional performance, display quality, and battery life. However, the limited port selection and higher price point might be deterrents for some users.

Reviews:

The MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip 2022 has received positive reviews from critics and users alike. They praise its exceptional performance, long battery life, stunning display, and premium design. However, some reviewers noted the lack of major design changes compared to the previous model and the limitations of the base model’s 256GB storage.

Comparison of the MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 chip 2022 with the previous model:

Feature MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 (2022) MacBook Pro 13-inch M1 (2020)
Processor Apple M2 Apple M1
CPU Cores 8 8
GPU Cores 10 8
Neural Engine Cores 16 16
RAM 8GB or 16GB 8GB
Storage 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
Display 13.3-inch Retina 13.3-inch Retina
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Internal Storage

256GB SSD, 512GB SSD