The 2022 Mac Studio desktop computer is a professional-level Apple Silicon Mac that packs impressive performance into a diminutive package.
About twice the size of a Mac mini, the Mac Studio is a very small Mac that's conveniently situated between both the Mac mini and Mac Pro in terms of size and performance. Meant to help pros tackle more complex tasks, the Mac Studio offers professional-level performance thanks to its Apple Silicon architecture.
The front of the Mac Studio features an SDXC slot, two USB-C ports in the M1 Max version, and a Thunderbolt 4 port on the M1 Ultra. There are 4 Thunderbolt 4 ports on the back as well as a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack. The Mac Studio supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Mac Studio is 7.7 inches wide and deep and 3.7 inches tall, which is about twice the height of a Mac mini. The added height enables the Mac studio to include double-sided fans that channel air through over 4,000 vents located at the back of the computer.
It's available in several configurations, with the M1 Max option offering up to 64Gb of Universal Memory and the M1 Ultra option offering up to 128GB. Apple states that the Mac Studio with M1 Max offers up to 50% of a CPU performance boost over the Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.
Opting for the M1 Ultra version nets buyers a CPU performance boost to the tune of 90% faster than the 16-core Xeon Mac Pro processor. It's also 80% faster than the fastest available Mac GPU.
The Mac Studio offers up to 8TB of storage capacity that can channel transfers of up to 7.4GB/s. Buyers can purchase the Mac Studio starting at $1,999 with the M1 Max and $3,999 for the M1 Ultra.
Get the best deal on Apple's new high end desktop option by visiting AppleInsider's Mac Studio Price Guide, where daily deals quite often beat Apple's student discounts.
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