Apple Inc. this week previewed the Mac Studio, a new high-performance desktop computer for professional users.
The Mac Studio will incorporate the M1 Max or new M1 Ultra CPU into a compact chassis. The M1 Max configuration is up to 2.5x faster than the 27-inch 10-core iMac and up to 50 percent faster than the Mac Pro with 16-core Xeon CPU. The M1 Ultra configuration is up to 3.8x faster than the 27-inch 10-core iMac and up to 90 percent faster than the Mac Pro with 16-core Xeon CPU
The hardware will include four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 10GB Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, pro audio jack, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Configurations top out at a 20-core CPU, 64-core GPU, and 128GB unified RAM.
In addition, the new Studio Display can pair with the Mac Studio to offer a 27-inch 5K Retina screen with built-in 12MP Ultra Wide camera with Center Stage, three-microphone array, and six-speaker sound system.
The Mac Studio will start at $1,999 and the Studio Display will start at $1,599. Both will be sold Mar. 18.