Only a few days have passed since Apple’s 14-inch 2023 MacBook Pro launched, and it has already been discounted on Amazon. The base model will be available for $1,999.99, and with an early $50 price cut, this version is now available at $1,949.99 on the online retailer. A $50 price slash might not appeal to many, but if you want a high-end MacBook Pro whose display size is not absurdly large but maximizes on the performance front, this is the one you should get.
The SoC running in this machine is the M2 Pro, and for those who do not know, it has the same CPU and GPU cores as the base M1 Max. In fact, Apple’s latest M2 Pro actually beat the M1 Max in both single-core and multi-core tests, so you are getting a whole lot of performance in a 14.2-inch form factor. Additionally, you are getting a tank in the shape of a notebook because the 2023 MacBook Pro features the best build quality for a machine of its size.
The display is mini-LED, supports up to a 120Hz thanks to Apple’s ProMotion technology support, and has a resolution of 3024 x 1964. It also touts a bevy of ports, which includes MagSafe, HDMI 2.1, an SD card reader, and a bunch of Thunderbolt 4 ports. If you want to use this MacBook Pro away from the wall, Apple advertises that its latest 14-inch version can last up to 18 hours in video playback on its 70WHr cell.
Other specifications of the 14-inch MacBook Pro include 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage plus 16GB of unified RAM. Remember that whatever configuration you purchase right now cannot be upgraded later, so think long and hard before buying. Also, according to the listing, this MacBook Pro will start shipping to customers starting January 24. We believe that for an early adopter, this is the right path to go for a premium notebook, as you are getting a $50 discount without much fuss.