MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and Max outperform competitors in SSD speed

MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and Max outperform competitors in SSD speed

After being criticized for using only one NAND chip to handle transfer speeds in base models of the MacBook Air and Pro 13″ with M2 processor, results show that cheaper versions of the recent M2 Pro and M2 Max processors that now power the MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ deliver high performance expected for tasks demanded by professionals.

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In reviewing the new 14-inch MacBook Pro, Tom’s Guide reveals SSD tests performed using Blackmagic software. Apple’s professional notebooks score far ahead of competitors like the Dell XPS 15 and HP EliteBook 840 G9.

And while competitors running Windows lose out to the new generation MacBook Pro with M2 Pro, the model trails just a little behind the MacBook Pro with M1 Pro in reading speed according to the test. That’s 5,293 Mbps for the 2023 model against 5,312 Mbps for the 2021 model. A small difference of just 19 Mbps.

In contrast, the writing speed is incredibly higher in the latest generation model with 6,168 Mbps, leaving behind the 2021 model, which scores 5,377 Mbps. A difference of almost 800 Mbps.

Check below the comparison between the speeds of the new 14-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Pro and M2 Max against their competitors Windows and other versions:

  • MacBook Pro (14″) with M2 Pro

    • Reading: 5,293 Mbps
    • Write: 6,168 Mbps
  • MacBook Pro (14″) with M2 Max

    • Reading: 5,319 Mbps
    • Write: 6,402 Mbps
  • Dell XPS 15

    • Reading: 4045 Mbps
    • Write: 4,468 Mbps
  • HP EliteBook 840 G9

    • Reading: 4,784 Mbps
    • Write: 5,207 Mbps
  • MacBook Pro (14″) with M1 Pro

    • Reading: 5,312 Mbps
    • Write: 5,377 Mbps
  • MacBook Pro (13″) with M2

    • Reading: 2794 Mbps
    • Write: 2,953 Mbps

MacBook Pro hits the international market

While there is still no forecast for a launch in Brazil, consumers in selected markets around the world can now purchase the new MacBook Pro.

Highlighting the new M2 Pro and M2 Max processors with low energy consumption and high processing power, the device maintains the redesigned look of the 2021 generation with a cutout at the top of the display and a 14- and 16-inch Mini LED screen with thin edges.

The new models update the HDMI port to type 2.1, supporting the use of external screens in 8K resolution and refresh rate up to 144 Hz, and also come with support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.

The new MacBook Pro will arrive in Brazil with prices starting at R$ 24 thousand. In the United States, the models can be purchased from US$ 1,999 (about R$ 10,000).

Source: Tom’s Guide