Apple introduced a new line of products called Studio, which is meant for creative professionals who want more serious tools for work. Today, they announced two products to start things up. Check out the new Apple Mac Studio and Studio Display.
Unlike the Mac Pro, the Apple Mac Studio has a more compact design. It essentially looks like a chunky Mac mini. The company was able to achieve this feat thanks to the new Apple silicon chips: the M1 Max and M1 Ultra.
This machine is built on a single aluminum extrusion that’s only 3.7-inc tall and has a square footprint of 7.7-inches. Like the Mac mini, it sucks air from the grills at the bottom using two fans and airflow channels then release the hot air at the back.
Going back to the new chips, Apple claims that the M1 Max variant offers 2.5x faster CPU performance than the 27-inch variant while the M1 Ultra is 3.8x faster.
Built for content creation, the M1 variant can apparently playback 18 streams of 8K ProRes 422 video. Video editors using Final Cut Pro X would surely love this machine.
Since it has a smaller design, the ports on the back are easier to reach. But even more convenient are the two USB Typ-C ports and an SD card slot right on the front of the device.
The new Apple Mac Studio prices in the Philippines are now up on its local website. You can check them below:
- M1 Max/32GB/512GB: Php117,990
- M1 Ultra/64GB/1TBSSD: Php237,990
Apple Mac Studio Specs
- Apple M1 Max Chip, 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine, 400GBps memory bandwidth
- Apple M1 Ultra Chip, 20-core CPU, 48-core GPU, 32-core Neural Engine, 800GBps memory bandwidth
- 32GB (M1 Max) / 64GB (M1 Ultra) unified memory, configurable up to 128GB
- 512GB/1TB, configurable up to 8TB
- Built-in speakers
- WiFi 6, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Back ports: 4x USB-C Thunderbolt 4, 1x 10GB Ethernet, 2x USB-A, 1x HDMI, 1x Headphone jack
- Front ports: 2x USB-C up to 10GBps, SDXC card slot (M1 Max) / 2x USB-C up to 40GBps, SDXC card slot (M1 Ultra)
- Domensions: 19.7 x 9.5cm
- Weight: 2.7Kg (M1 Max) / 3.6kg (M1 Ultra)
- 370W max power
For the complete experience, you can pair your Mac Studio with the new Apple Studio Display. This 27-inch monitor features a 5K Retina panel and even comes with an A13 Bionic chip found on previous iPhones.
The chipset handles the monitor’s 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera with Center Stage, a feature that automatically pans the shot to keep you in the frame as you move. The chip also manages the monitor’s three-microphone array for studio-quality, crystal-clear voice pick-up for calls or voice recording.
One of the most advanced external displays, the Studio Display comes with three USB Type-C ports with up to 10GBps speeds. It can output 96W of power that’s more than enough to charge plugged-in MacBooks. You can also use it to daisy-chain monitors.
To make your setup look seamless, Apple has also introduced new silver-and-black color options for the Magic Trackpad, Keyboard with TouchID, and Magic Mouse to match the Display’s design.
The Apple Display comes in two models. There’s the Standard Glass that has a price of Php94,990 in the Philippines, while the nano-texture glass variant comes in at Php112,990.
You can choose between a tilt-adjustable stand or VESA mount adapter for no extra cost, but you can upgrade to a tilt and height-adjustable stand for an extra Php24,000.
Apple Studio Display Specs
- 27-inch 5K Retina display, 5120 x 2880 pixel resolution, 218ppi
- 600-nits peak brightness
- P3 color gamut, True Tone technology
- Nano-texture glass (optional)
- 12-megapixel ultra-wide built-in camera, f/2.4 aperture
- Center Stage
- 6x HiFi speakers with force-cancelling woofers
- Spatial Audio, Dolby Atmos
- Studio-quality 3-mic array
- 1x USB-C Thunderbolt 3 upstream w/ 96W charging
- 3x USB-C downstream w/ up to 10GBps
- Dimensions: 62.3 x 47.8 x 16.8cm
- Weight: 6.3kg