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There is a chance that the MacBook Pro 2022 may disappoint


With only a more powerful M2 processor on its own, it will not suffice

It’s possible that Apple may unveil a new entry-level MacBook Pro 2022 at the Peak Performance event on March 8th.

With the 2019 MacBook Pro having served me well, it would seem that this is fantastic news for me, since I had been itching to replace it with a new laptop for some time now. The latest MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs outperform the older Core i5-powered MacBook Pros with 16GB of RAM by a factor of more than three.


Having used the latest MacBook Pro 14-inch with an M1 Pro CPU and a powerful 32GB of RAM, I can attest to this. The new MacBook Pro is much faster and quieter, which is great for someone like me who has far too many Chrome tabs open.

With the MacBook Pro M1 13-inch, Apple has already improved its laptop selection, but I waited to upgrade since I was expecting for a bigger screen, more USB ports and a better camera. But I wasn’t willing to shell out $2,000 for a laptop, so we went with the 14-inch MacBook Pro.

So, what about the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which was unveiled earlier this month? A new M2 chip is said to be the most significant enhancement. It’s expected to have the same amount of CPU cores as the current model (8), but with more powerful ones. It’s also possible that future M2 chips may include as many as 10 graphics cores.


If Apple chooses to maintain the price of the 13-inch MacBook Pro the same, the M2 processor might help explain the difference between the $999 MacBook Air and $1,299 MacBook Pro.

The issue is this. You can probably count on seeing the same 13-inch screen, limited number of ports (Thunderbolt exclusively), and maybe the same annoyingly useless Touch Bar on your next MacBook Pro. For the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, Apple did the right thing by removing the Touch Bar.

A miniLED screen isn’t a deal breaker for me, but after using a 14-inch panel, a 13-inch panel would be a bit of a squeeze.


Based on the speculations, we don’t expect a better webcam on the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro. If that’s the case, the M2 chip might at least improve the 720p webcam’s picture quality.

While I’m OK without an HDMI port, I’m hoping Apple will add an SD card slot or at the very least a microSD card slot on the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Having a slot for a mirrorless camera on the 14-inch MacBook Pro is a godsend for someone like me who takes a lot of photos.

If the MacBook Pro 2022 doesn’t debut during the Apple event, it may be delayed until later in the year. However, if the leaks are correct, I’ll be really dissatisfied. To acquire all the features I need, I may have to shell out the cash for the 14-inch MacBook Pro. source


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