Apple Unveils Space Black MacBook Pro: Apple introduced, the Space Black MacBook Pro, powered by the new M3 Pro and M3 Max chips. It complements the Silver Gray and Space Gray in the catalog.
If you’re worried about fingerprints showing up on the dark Space Black color, don’t be! Apple has put a special coating on it to help keep those smudges away.
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The M3 Lineup: A Giant Leap in Performance
The M3 chip family, which includes the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max, represents the pinnacle of Apple’s in-house chip development. These chips outshine their predecessors with staggering performance improvements. Apple presented a series of charts highlighting the chips’ superior capabilities, from eight times faster performance to significant efficiency gains.
Space Black: The New Shade of Innovation
Apart from the technical upgrades, the highlight of the event was the introduction of a new color option for the MacBook Pro: Space Black. This new shade adds a sleek and sophisticated choice to the existing Silver and Space Gray options. The Space Black variant features a unique anodization process designed to reduce fingerprint visibility—a common issue with dark-colored laptops.
When we tried it out, we didn’t see too many fingerprints on the Space Black model. It’s a lot like the Asus ZenBook, which has a Plasma ceramic finish that also doesn’t show many marks. Plus, the MacBook Pro’s Space Black version has the same kind of cool, finely sandblasted aluminum finish that all the other MacBooks have.
The new Space Black MacBook Pro comes with a premium price tag. The 14-inch model starts at $1599, and the bigger 16-inch model is $2,499.00. Remember, this new color is only available for the MacBook Pro with the fancy M3 Pro or Max chips. These prices reflect the cutting-edge technology and design that Apple offers, especially with the top-of-the-line M3 Max chip, which now supports up to 128GB of RAM.
Updates to the MacBook Pro Lineup
The form factor of the MacBook Pro remains unchanged, offering both 14 and 16-inch options. The display maintains its brilliance, with 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness and a peak of 1,600 nits for HDR content.
Additionally, the 24-inch iMac received a notable update, with the M3 chip replacing the previous M1, although there’s no M3 Pro or Max option for the iMac yet.