Apple MacBook Pro 2022

Apple MacBook Pro 2022
The price of an Apple MacBook Pro 2022 Laptop (Apple M2/ 8GB/ 512GB SSD/ macOS) in India starts from ₹1,39,390. It is available at the lowest price on Croma in India as on Nov 10, 2022. Look at the detailed specifications and features of the Apple MacBook Pro 2022 Laptop (Apple M2/ 8GB/ 512GB SSD/ macOS).
Series2022 Macbook Pro
ModelMacBook Pro MNEJ3HN/A
Device TypeUltrabook
OSMac OS Monterey
304.1 x 212.4 x 15.6 mm
Weight1.38 kg
Warranty1-year Warranty
TypeRetina Display, LED-Backlit Display with IPS
Size13.3 inches
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
PPI~ 227
Refresh Rate120Hz
Anti-Glare Screen No
WiFiIEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
USB Ports2 x USB Type-C
Microphone InYes
Headphone JackYes
Other PortsUSB 4 Ports (USB 4 (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
Camera720p FaceTime HD Camera
KeyboardBacklit Magic Keyboard
Keyboard BacklitYes
TouchpadForce Touch Trackpad
Inbuilt MicrophoneStudio Quality Three-mic Array with Directional Beamforming
SpeakersBuilt-in Speakers
SoundStereo Speakers with High Dynamic Range, Wide Stereo Sound, Support for Dolby Atmos Playback
Apple M2 Chip Octa Core
Cache16 MB
Dedicated Memory
Solid State Drive512 GB
Adapter Type67W USB-C Power Adapter
Battery BackupUp to 20 hours
Included SoftwaresBuilt-in Apps: iMovie, Siri, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Photos, Keynote, Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Messages, Maps, Stocks, Home, Voice Memos, Notes, Calendar, Contacts, Reminders, Photo Booth, Preview, Books, App Store, Time Machine, TV, Music, Podcasts, Find My, QuickTime Player
Other Features58.2 WHr Li-polymer Battery

The 2022 hop-up of the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro 2022 (starting at $1,299, $1,899 as tested) brings a big silicon deal for power users to the MacBook. It’s the first to hit the market with Apple’s new M2 processor. In classic Apple fashion, it’s a stylish and capable laptop that can hang with the best in the ultraportable class. But the design is, in a way, a safe and conservative one, with few marked changes apart from the chip update. Indeed, it feels stuck in the cutting edge of 2016, even as the MacBook Air (and other sizes of the MacBook Pro) have seen a host of updates.


Apple’s MacBook design is extremely familiar—as mentioned above, the outward design is mostly the same as the one Apple introduced in 2016. The aluminum chassis looks great, and it comes in either a bright silver finish or the Space Gray of our review unit. The lid is smooth and featureless, save for the mirror-shine Apple logo, and the whole package is still an impressive 0.61 by 12 by 8.4 inches (HWD) that weigh just 3 pounds.

Apple MacBook Pro 2022

it doesn’t look like a new Apple MacBook Pro 2022, but the same 13-inches as ever, The newer 14-inch and 16-inch Pro laptops feature a flatter profile and a wider port selection, and they ditch the controversial Touch Bar, which increasingly looks and feels like a relic rather than a forward-looking feature. (It has its proponents, to be sure, but the rest of the MacBook line ditching it shows what Apple thinks of its long-term prospects.)

That said, everything that worked about the older Apple MacBook Pro 2022 13-inch, when it had an M1 processor, still gets the job done in the new M2-equipped model.

Connectivity and ports

When it comes to ports on the Apple MacBook Pro 2022 13-inch, there’s not a lot to talk about. The laptop has two data ports, and they’re both Thunderbolt 4 ones that use an oval USB Type-C connector. One of those ports doubles as a charging port for the laptop. Both are on the left edge. The only other wired connection is a 3.5mm headphone jack, on the opposite edge.

Apple MacBook Pro 2022

Those dual Thunderbolt 4 ports can be adapted into any number of other connections for peripherals, thanks to a wealth of third-party hubs and docking stations that convert Thunderbolt out to several ports.

The 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro 2022 will support one external display, with a resolution up to 6K—like that seen on the Apple Pro Display XDR monitor—but only one. If you want to run two or three external displays of any resolution, you’ll need to step up to the more powerful 14- or 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The Magic Keyboard feels great to type on, combining the slimness of a membrane dome switch with the satisfying, solid typing feel of the scissor-switch mechanical stabilizers beneath each key.

The Force Touch trackpad is still spacious, though its generous size is no longer an outlier. Large touchpads have become the norm on midrange and premium ultraportable laptops, among them the Dell XPS 13 OLED (9310) and the HP Spectre x360 14. The pressure-sensitive controls offered by Force Touch aren’t as impressive, however, as they seemed back when it was introduced. For many users, the contextual menus and pressure-specific controls are less intuitive than a simple binary mouse click, or straightforward gesture controls. The haptic feedback, however, remains one of the best implementations.

Display and Audio

The Apple MacBook Pro 2022 display and audio features are also the same as on past models. That’s great in the sense that the Retina display has faithful color reproduction and high brightness, which translates into sharp text and crisp video. It also features Apple’s True Tone color optimization, which automatically adjusts the color and brightness to make the display look its best under a variety of lighting conditions common and challenging.

Apple MacBook Pro 2022

But the Retina display’s 2560×1600 pixel native resolution is just a touch disappointing when the option for even higher resolutions is so common in this category, as seen on the Dell XPS 13 OLED (9310) and the HP Spectre x360 14. And features like True Tone are offered on the MacBook Air, too, blurring another distinction between the new M2-equipped Pro and the M2 version of the MacBook Air, which is also getting a proper physical redesign.

The audio quality is also quite good, with stereo speakers providing a great dynamic range. And if you prefer to use headphones, the system supports Dolby Atmos and other spatial audio formats.

But then there’s the webcam, which keeps the same 720p resolution offered on older Mac laptops. With new Macs getting full HD (1080p) and even higher resolutions, it’s a real disappointment to see the MacBook Pro sticking with a decidedly non-Pro camera.

M1 Chip

The biggest change to the Apple MacBook Pro 2022 is the switch from the first-generation Apple Silicon M1 chip to the new M2 processor. On paper, that looks like an easy win, with the M2 version offering more transistors, backed by a larger memory bandwidth, and supporting better GPU capability and larger amounts of RAM than the original M1.

Comparing Apple’s macOS laptops to Intel-powered Windows ones isn’t entirely straightforward, as the latest nuances of the long-running Mac and PC bifurcation make finding meaningfully overlapping tests a bit of a challenge. Apps that run just fine on scads of Windows machines may not have native support on Apple Silicon, and Apple’s family of supported apps doesn’t always include a Windows equivalent.

But it’s most telling when we compare the M2 Apple MacBook Pro 2022 to top-rated Windows machines—the Apple MacBook Pro 2022 blows past the Windows ultraportables every single time. It’s a stunning result, especially considering the M1 had similar margins, and Intel is still playing catch-up.

Graphics Performance

For gauging relative graphics performance, we turn to GFXBench, a cross-platform rendering test. Whether it was the basic 1080p Car Chase or the more demanding 1440p Aztec Ruins test scenario, the Apple MacBook Pro 2022 handled it easily. While the Mac version relies on Apple’s Metal instead of OpenGL, the comparison shows that there’s no performance hit from the switch. The Apple MacBook Pro 2022 offered excellent scores, easily beating both the older M1 model and leading Intel laptops, like the HP Spectre x360 14 and the Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon, which rely on the integrated graphics (Iris Xe) resident on those two systems’ Intel processors.

For gaming, we turn to one of the few AAA titles on Mac that also offers a built-in benchmarking tool, Rise of the Tomb Raider. The pattern holds again, with the M2 offering better performance than the M1 chip, but not enough to overtake the M1 Pro and M1 Max. However, the improvement over the M1 is notable, jumping to more than 50 frames per second (fps) compared to the just-playable mid-30 scored by the M1-equipped MacBook Air, and the only slightly better performance of the M1 MacBook Pro 13-Inch.

Battery life

The Apple MacBook Pro 2022 notched an impressive 21 hours and 55 minutes of battery life. And while 20+ hours of battery life isn’t out of the ordinary for Macs, it’s a different story for Windows, where only one of the leading ultraportables managed similar numbers, with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 (2021) getting within striking distance. But if you want an all-day machine that doesn’t need to be plugged in, the MacBook Pro 13-inch is a great choice.

Apple Competing With Apple

The M2 chip proves itself in our tests, showing solid performance and efficiency across the board. It makes a strong case for going with Apple in the name of productivity, though anyone looking to pivot from Windows who relies on specific software will need, as ever, to be wary of Apple’s limitations on the application side of the equation.

But Apple’s biggest competition right now is Apple itself. The M2 processor is a step up from the M1, as a new iteration should be, but it still sits below the M1 Pro and the M1 Max in terms of pure processing power. And at the launch of the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro 2022, those upper-tier M1 chips remain on the market in the other screen-size versions of the MacBook Pro. If you want superior processing speeds or media-editing chops, you’ll want to spend the extra money for the 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro, in a configuration that features those older, but more capable, chips.

the M1 MacBook Air is sticking around as Apple’s entry-level laptop, and it’s still plenty capable for most users. The new M2-equipped MacBook Air will have new features and a fresh design to help sell it, but the MacBook Pro 13 didn’t get the same treatment

Should You Upgrade From an M1 MacBook Pro?

With the clear improvement over the M1 model, there’s a case to be made for recommending the M2-powered Apple Apple MacBook Pro 2022 if you’re coming from a pre-Apple Silicon MacBook. It offers better performance, better graphics, and stunning battery life, even compared to the M1 model from 2020.

But it’s not a huge improvement, especially when you consider the fact that the 13-inch MacBook Pro was left out of the improvements and upgrades lavished on the MacBook Air and other MacBook Pro models over the last two years. The M2 chip is an improvement over the M1, but not as significant an uptick as the older M1 Pro and M1 Max options, and the M2 MacBook Air is coming shortly, offering what will likely amount to similar performance with the same processor, but a fully updated design.


The 2022 reboot of Apple MacBook Pro 2022 gets points for its perky new M2 processor, which delivers a raw-performance uptick, and remains an iconic design. But we’d have liked to see more daring innovation on the rest of the laptop.

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