M2 MacBook Pro 16”

Here's what you need to know about 2023 M2 MacBook Pro 16” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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M2 MacBook Pro 16”

Our analysis and reviews

M2 MacBook Pro 16” image

What we like

Reasons to like about M2 MacBook Pro 16”.

Awesome battery life of up to 22-hours

According to Apple, the M2 MacBook Pro 16” lasts up to 22 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 15 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 22 hours of Apple TV app movie playback

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about M2 MacBook Pro 16”.

Non-upgradable storage

M2 MacBook Pro 16” 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.

Supports 8K at 60Hz

The new 16-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 22 hours

The M2 processors are even more efficient than the M1. For the same 100-watt-hour battery, the new M2 MacBook Pro 16 lasts up to 22 hours of movie playback or 15 hours of wireless web browsing.

Welcomed improvements

Here is a list of what's new and what improvements the 16-inch M2 MacBook Pro 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 16” has a 25% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Apple M1 Max (10C, 32G) inside M1 MacBook Pro 16”.

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

M2 MacBook Pro 16” supports a larger memory capacity than the M1 MacBook Pro 16”. It supports up to 96GB versus 64GB of system memory on the M1 MacBook Pro 16”.

Max system memory size
M2 MacBook Pro 16”
96 GB
M1 MacBook Pro 16”
64 GB

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

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 16-inch M2 MacBook Pro don't support external Thunderbolt-enabled graphics processors (eGPUs).

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Key Features

M2 MacBook Pro 16”
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10 XDR
16.2”
2234p 120Hz
Weight
4.7 lb
2.13 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 16” Ports - Left
M2 MacBook Pro 16” Ports - Right

Availability

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

Exterior

M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Dimensions
  • Height: 0.66 inch (1.68 cm)
  • Width: 14.01 inches (35.57 cm)
  • Depth: 9.77 inches (24.81 cm)
Weight
  • 4.7 pounds (2.15 kg)
    M2 Pro models.
  • 4.8 pounds (2.16 kg)
    M2 Max models.
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 16” Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: Apple

Display

M2 MacBook Pro 16”
Size16.2 Inches
Info
  • Liquid Retina XDR display
    • 16.2-inch (diagonal) Liquid Retina XDR display;10 3456-by-2234 native resolution at 254 pixels per inch
  • 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 16”
Ports
Left (4)
M2 MacBook Pro 16” 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 16” Ports - Right
Image Source: Apple

Internal Specs

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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

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

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

M2 MacBook Pro 16”1
Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)14,89997.35%
2
Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)15,305100.00%
3
Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)15,305100.00%
015,305
Integrated Graphics
  1. Apple M2 Pro (12C, 19G)
    Apple M2 Pro iGPU
    19 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  2. Apple M2 Max (12C, 30G)
    Apple M2 Max iGPU
    30 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
  3. Apple M2 Max (12C, 38G)
    Apple M2 Max iGPU
    38 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB 96GB
Unified Memory
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD

Connectivity

M2 MacBook Pro 16”
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 16”
Size100 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 22 hours of Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply140W USB‑C Power Adapter 
Charging up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes with included USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable.

Software

M2 MacBook Pro 16”
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 16”
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 16”
SensorsTouch ID sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • 16‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 140W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • 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