Apple announced a slew of new products at its spring launch event, with the new Mac Studio desktop and Studio Display at the end of the show. Among them, Mac Studio is similar in appearance to Mac Mini, but has more functions inside. Currently, there are two versions of built-in M1 Max processor and more powerful M1 Ultra processor. The price of M1 Max is $1999, and the M1 Ultra version Prices start at $3999.
Compared with the 24-inch iMac released last year, Studio Display is equipped with a wider 27-inch 5K Retina screen, a high-end camera that supports the “people centering” function, and high-definition audio functions. The price starts at $1,599. The sale time is undecided.
New Monster Performance Desktop Mac Studio
First of all, the Mac Studio desktop computer body is made of aluminum, with a shell width of 7.7 inches and a height of 3.7 inches. Apple said that the Mac Studio occupies a small space and can be configured under most monitors. In addition, the Mac Studio is also equipped with an innovative Cooling design, with a special dual centrifugal fan cooling system, precisely configured airflow channels, and more than 4,000 cooling holes on the back and bottom of the case, it can guide airflow through internal components to help high-performance chips dissipate heat, and benefit from Apple Chip efficiency, Mac Studio stays quiet under even the heaviest workloads.
This time Mac Studio has launched two processor versions, the choice of M1 Max processor or M1 Ultra. Apple claims that whether using M1 Max or M1 Ultra, its CPU and GPU performance are more unified than other Macs. memory, and even new performance levels that no other desktop computer can match.
In terms of performance, Apple mentioned that the Mac Studio powered by the M1 Max can bring:
- Up to 2.5x more CPU performance than the fastest 27-inch iMac with a 10-core processor
- Up to 50% faster CPU performance than a Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor
- Image processing performance up to 3.4 times faster than a 27″ iMac; up to 3 times faster than Mac Pro with best-selling graphics card
- Video transcoding up to 7.5 times faster than a 27″ iMac; up to 3.7 times faster than a 16-core Mac Pro
And Apple Mac Studio powered by the M1 Ultra chip brings:
- Up to 3.8x faster CPU performance than the fastest 27-inch iMac with a 10-core processor
- Up to 90% faster CPU performance than a Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor
- Up to 60% faster CPU performance than a 28-core Mac Pro
- Up to 4.5x faster graphics performance than a 27″ iMac; up to 80% faster than the fastest Mac graphics cards on the market today
- Video transcoding is up to 12 times faster than a 27-inch iMac; up to 5.6 times faster than a 28-core Mac Pro.
Given that the M1 Ultra is a huge processing chip, Apple emphasizes that the Mac Studio equipped with the M1 Ultra chip can simultaneously play 18 channels of 8K ProRes 422 video and break the limit of desktop computer graphics memory. Up to 64GB of unified memory, and up to 128GB of unified memory for systems with M1 Ultra. And the SSD solid state drive in Mac Studio provides access speeds of up to 7.4 GB per second and a massive capacity of up to 8 TB.
For the I/O configuration section, the Mac Studio has four Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back for connecting monitors and high-performance devices, as well as a 10Gb Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI and a Audio jack, but also built-in Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 specifications.
On the front, there is an SD card slot and two USB-C ports, which provide 10 Gbps transfer speeds for Mac Studio on the M1 Max system; 40 Gbps on the M1 Ultra system Gbps/Thunderbolt 4 and . Apple says the Mac Studio can be connected to up to four Pro Display XDRs and a 4K TV.
New 27-inch 5K monitor Studio Display
At the end of the event, Apple also simultaneously released the Studio Display, a 27-inch 5K Retina display, which adopts a full-screen and ultra-narrow bezel design, and is built with an all-aluminum metal shell. The P3 wide color gamut, 500 nits brightness, and anti-reflective coating provide users with a more natural viewing experience. Apple also emphasizes that the nano-texture glass used in this screen lock can diffuse light to reduce glare, while providing excellent image quality.
In addition, Studio Display’s built-in stand can tilt the monitor up to 30 degrees. In order to meet the needs of various workspaces, Apple also provides Studio Display with a stand that can adjust the inclination and height, and also has a VESA pendant connector to choose from. Vertical or horizontal screen configuration for increased flexibility of use.
Equipped with an A13 bionic chip, the Studio Display is equipped with a 12-megapixel front-facing ultra-wide-angle camera and supports the “Character Centering” function, which allows users to automatically stay centered on the screen when they move during video.
The new Studio Display is also equipped with a studio-grade three-microphone array. A total of 6 speakers form the sound system. The speakers also support spatial audio, and Dolby Atmos can be used to play music and videos to create a surround-viewing experience.
In terms of transmission ports, the Studio Display has three USB-C ports that can provide speeds of up to 10 Gb per second, and a Thunderbolt port that can also provide up to 96W of reverse charging capability while transferring images through Thunderbolt .
In addition, Apple has also introduced optional accessories for Studio Display, including a new silver and black Smart Trackpad, Smart Mouse and Smart Keyboard with Touch ID, allowing you to match it according to your personal preferences.