Apple has just introduced a desktop computer in the segment between Mac mini and Mac Pro called Mac Studio. This is the first product to come with a 20-core M1 Ultra chip, a 64-core GPU, and more expansion capabilities than the mini version.
According to Engadget, in its report, Apple says that the Mac Studio provides up to 60% faster performance than the MacBook Pro using Intel’s 28-core CPU when evaluating CPU tasks, while the graphics power is faster. 80% faster than today’s fastest Mac graphics card.
The product offers a wide range of connectivity options with peripherals including 4 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2 USB-A ports, HDMI, and Ethernet on the back panel. In addition, the product also has 2 USB-C ports and an SD card slot in the front. Apple claims the Mac Studio uses about 100W less power than a 16-core Windows PC at similar performance levels. It’s still unclear how the product performs in real life, but Apple is actually comparing desktop Macs against high-end Windows models.
Mac Studio starts at $ 1,999 for a configuration with an M1 Max chip, 32 GB RAM, and 512 GB SSD when it is available on the market on March 18. The configuration version M1 Ultra, 64 GB RAM, and 1 TB SSD will sell for $ 3,999, while the top configuration with 128 GB RAM and 8 TB SSD will cost up to 7,999 USD.
Users can purchase additional accessories for the product including the 27-inch Apple Studio monitor for $1,599, or the Magic Keyboard (with Touch ID), Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse in silver and black for prices respectively. 199 USD, 149 USD, and 99 USD.