M2 MacBook Pro 14”

Here's what you need to know about 2023 M2 MacBook Pro 14” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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M2 MacBook Pro 14”

Our analysis and reviews

M2 MacBook Pro 14” image

What we like

Reasons to like about M2 MacBook Pro 14”.

All-day battery life of up to 18-hours

According to Apple, the M2 MacBook Pro 14” lasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 12 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 18 hours of Apple TV app movie playback

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about M2 MacBook Pro 14”.

Not supports Windows 11
RequirementsM2 MacBook Pro 14”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorApple M2 Pro (10C, 16G) → Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
4GB RAM16GB → 96GB
64GB Drive512GB → 8TB
2 Cores CPU10 → 12 cores
No Bootcamp support

You can't install and run Windows 10/11 by using Bootcamp on the new M2 chip. Virtualization is the only solution you can run the Windows OS on the new Macbook devices.

No eGPU supports

The Thunderbolt 4 ports on the 14-inch M2 MacBook Pro don't support external Thunderbolt-enabled graphics processors (eGPUs).

Non-upgradable storage

M2 MacBook Pro 14” has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more.

Non-upgradable memory

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

New M2 Pro and M2 Max

The new M2 processors deliver up to 20% CPU and 30% GPU better performance than the previous M1 Pro and M1 Max. The new chip also supports a larger memory capacity, up to 96GB of unified RAM.

More CPU and GPU core count

The new entry M2 Pro steps up with a minimum of ten CPU and sixteen GPU cores, making the entry configuration a nice upgrade over the previous M1 Pro, which starts only with eight CPU cores and fourteen GPU cores while maintaining the same pricing model.

Supports 8K at 60Hz

The new 14-inch MacBook Pro has HDMI 2.1 port that allows you to connect an 8K monitor or TV at a 60Hz refresh rate. It also supports a very smooth 240Hz refresh rate at 4K resolution.

Better battery life of up to 18 hours

The M2 processors are even more efficient than the M1. For the same 70-watt-hour battery, the new M2 MacBook Pro 14 lasts up to 18 hours of movie playback or 12 hours of wireless web browsing.

Welcomed improvements

Here is a list of what's new and what improvements the M2 MacBook Pro 14 has over its previous generation:

  • Supports the latest Wi-Fi 6E.
  • Supports Bluetooth 5.3 technology.
  • Supports up to 96GB of unified memory.
  • Shipped with macOS Ventura.
Significantly faster CPU performance

Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G) inside M2 MacBook Pro 14” has a 25% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G) inside M1 MacBook Pro 14”.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M2 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
15,305
M2 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
15,305
M2 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)
14,899
M2 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
14,899
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Max (10C, 24G)
12,185
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G)
12,185
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Pro (10C, 16G)
11,988
M1 MacBook Pro 14” - Apple M1 Pro (8C, 14G)
9,512
Supports larger memory

M2 MacBook Pro 14” supports a larger memory capacity than the M1 MacBook Pro 14”. It supports up to 96GB versus 64GB of system memory on the M1 MacBook Pro 14”.

Max system memory size
M2 MacBook Pro 14”
96 GB
M1 MacBook Pro 14”
64 GB

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Key Features

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10 XDR
14.2”
1964p 120Hz
Weight
3.5 lb
1.59 kg
Up to
Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
12C/12T, 2.42 → 3.05 GHz
Geekbench 5
2,075
Single Core
Geekbench 5
15,305
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M2 Max iGPU
38 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
96GB
LPDDR5 Memory
M2 MacBook Pro 14” Ports - Left
M2 MacBook Pro 14” Ports - Right

Availability

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
Released2023
Release Date
  • Announced on January 17, 2023.
  • Available on January 24, 2023.
Pricing
  • $1,999
    M2 Pro, 10C CPU, 16C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $2,299
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 16GB, 512GB
  • $2,499
    M2 Pro, 12C CPU, 19C GPU, 16GB, 1TB
  • $3,099
    M2 Max, 12C CPU, 30C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $3,299
    M2 Max, 12C CPU, 38C GPU, 32GB, 1TB
  • $3,699
    M2 Max, 12C CPU, 38C GPU, 64GB, 1TB
  • $4,099
    M2 Max, 12C CPU, 38C GPU, 64GB, 2TB
  • $4,699
    M2 Max, 12C CPU, 38C GPU, 64GB, 4TB
  • $5,899
    M2 Max, 12C CPU, 38C GPU, 64GB, 8TB
  • $6,299
    M2 Max, 12C CPU, 38C GPU, 96GB, 8TB
Generations
Stores

Exterior

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
Dimensions
  • Height: 0.61 inches (1.55 cm)
  • Width: 12.31 inches (31.26 cm)
  • Depth: 8.71 inches (22.12 cm)
Weight
  • 3.5 pounds (1.60 kg)
    M2 Pro
  • 3.6 pounds (1.63 kg)
    M2 Max
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys and 4 arrow keys in an inverted-T arrangement
  • Touch ID
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
M2 MacBook Pro 14” Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: Apple

Display

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
Size14.2 Inches
Info
  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Size: 14.2-inch
    • Technology: Liquid Retina XDR display
    • Resolution: 3024 x 1964
    • Pixel Density: 254 PPI
  • XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range)
    • Up to 1000 nits sustained (full-screen) brightness, 1600 nits peak brightness
    • 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
    • Color
      1 billion colors Wide color (P3) True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates
    • ProMotion technology for adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz
    • Fixed refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz

Ports

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
Ports
Left (4)
M2 MacBook Pro 14” Ports - Left
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x power port
    MagSafe 3
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (3)
M2 MacBook Pro 14” Ports - Right
Image Source: Apple

Internal Specs

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
Processor
  1. Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)
    10 cores, 10 threads, 2.42 → 3.05 GHz,
  2. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 3.50 GHz,
  3. Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 2.42 → 3.05 GHz,
  4. Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
    12 cores, 12 threads, 2.42 → 3.05 GHz,

Geekbench 5 Single Core

M2 MacBook Pro 14”1
Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)1,94393.64%
2
Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)1,94393.64%
3
Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)2,075100.00%
4
Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)2,075100.00%
02,075

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

M2 MacBook Pro 14”1
Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)14,89997.35%
2
Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)14,89997.35%
3
Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)15,305100.00%
4
Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)15,305100.00%
015,305
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M2 Pro (10C, 16G)
    Apple M2 Pro iGPU
    16 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    Apple M2 Pro iGPU
    19 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  3. Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
    Apple M2 Max iGPU
    30 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  4. Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
    Apple M2 Max iGPU
    38 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
Unified Memory
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD

Connectivity

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3 wireless technology

Battery

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
Size70 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 12 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 18 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply
  • 67W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M2 Pro with 10-core CPU models
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M2 Pro with 12-core CPU or M2 Max models. Supports Fast-Charging.

Software

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
OSShipped with macOS Ventura
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player

Camera & Audio

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
Camera1080p FaceTime HD camera 
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
Audio
  • High-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers
  • 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 Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Misc

M2 MacBook Pro 14”
SensorsTouch ID sensor
SecurityTouch ID sensor
In the box
  • 14‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 67W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M2 Pro with 10-core CPU models.
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
    M2 Pro with 12-core CPU or M2 Max models.
  • USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
MoreDisplay Supports
  • M2 Pro
    • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to two external displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt, or one external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 144Hz over HDMI
    • One external display supported at 8K resolution at 60Hz or one external display at 4K resolution at 240Hz over HDMI
  • M2 Max
    • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at 1 billion colors and:
    • Up to four external displays: Up to three external displays with 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 4K resolution at 144Hz over HDMI
    • Up to three external displays: Up to two external displays with 6K resolution at 60Hz over Thunderbolt and one external display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or one external display with 4K resolution at 240Hz over HDMI
  • Thunderbolt 4 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • HDMI digital video output
    • Support for one display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K resolution at 240Hz