The Mac Studio was revealed at Apple’s “Peek Performance” event in March 2022. It’s Apple’s most capable desktop to date, running Apple Silicon and remaining tiny.
The “Mac Studio” is indeed the Mac Pro that everyone wished for.
Despite beating the Intel Mac Pro in several measurements, Apple ranks the new desktop between the Mac mini and Mac Pro. Apple intimated that Mac Pro would be the next and final Mac to be built on Apple silicon.
The Studio, like the Mac Mini, is built to stay on your desk – it has the same footprint as the Mini, but is nearly twice as large.
The Apple device has a base that is 7.7 inches square and 3.7 inches tall. The enclosure is made of a single metal block with over 2,000 exhaust airflow openings at the back.
Jon Prosser described the design as a G4 Cube-like shape with the computing core on the bottom and the heat sink on top, and it had been speculated since early 2021. Even though Apple assigned it the Mac Studio name, the device’s outstanding performance really does seem to earn it the title of “little Mac Pro.”
Although Apple made Mac Studio customizable, it also gave us two options that differ in both price and power.
The M1 Max, an amazingly processor with 10 CPU cores and up to 32 GPU cores, is included in the base model, which starts at $1,999. That’s exciting in and of itself, so for the last year, the MacBook Pro has been the only location to get that processor.
However, the second version of Mac Studio is much more expensive than the one with M1 Max processor because it contains a much more powerful M1 Ultra processor, which makes its debut on the technology scene.
While we don’t think the Mac Studio is for all of us, we’re enthusiastic about what it implies for the Mac’s future. Apple blew everyone away with the M1 Ultra and the incredible power it packs into such a small package. Videographers or developers will benefit greatly from the M1 Ultra’s and Apple’s new pc class’s performance.
In the end, the decision between which Mac Studio version to purchase is based on cost and customer requirements. Because it takes a lot of work to tax the M1 Ultra, most consumers may be best supported by the M1 Max; yet, the RAM constraints may be a deciding issue.