- Apple announced the M3 MacBook Pro 14.
- The design of the laptop is the same as the previous year.
- The major upgrade is the equipped M3 chips: M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max.
Apple hosted a surprise Halloween-themed event today (October 31 NPT) called “Scary Fast.” During the event, Apple announced the new iMac and 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro powered by the new M3 chips.
What is the Price of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 in Nepal?
Apple MacBook Pro 14″ price in Nepal is expected to start around Rs. 2,70,000. The laptops will be available for purchase at Apple-authorized resellers, including the Evo Store and Oliz Store.
Apple replaced the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar model this time with the 14-inch MacBook Pro. Previously, the MacBook Pro 14″ was only available with the higher-end Pro or Max chips, while this time, it also comes with the standard M3 chip.
In this article, we will be looking at the 14-inch MacBook Pro’s specs, features, price, and availability in Nepal.
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 Specifications
- Dimensions: 312.6 x 221.2 x 15.5mm, 1.55kg (M3), 1.61kg (M3 Pro), 1.62kg (M3 Max)
- Display: 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, mini-LED, 3024 x 1964 pixels, 120Hz ProMotion, 1000 nits (typ), 1600 nits (HDR peak), 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, True Tone
- M3: 8-core
- M3 Pro: 11-core / 12-core
- M3 Max: 14-core
- M3: 10-core
- M3 Pro: 14-core / 18-core
- M3 Max: 30-core
- Memory: 8/16/24GB RAM (M3), 18GB/36GB RAM (M1 Pro), 36GB/48/64/96/128GB RAM (M1 MAX), up to 8TB SSD storage
- OS: MacOS Sonoma
- Ports: 1 x MagSafe 3 port, 1 x HDMI, 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack, 1 x SDXC card slot
- M3: 2 x Thunderbolt / USB 4 [support charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s), USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)]
- M3 Pro and M3 Max: 3 x Thunderbolt 4 [support charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 4 (up to 40Gb/s), USB 4 (up to 40Gb/s)]
- Speaker: 6 speakers, Spatial Audio
- Keyboard: Backlit Magic Keyboard, Touch ID, Ambient light sensor, Force Touch trackpad
- Battery: 70Wh (M3), 72.4Wh (M3 Pro and M3 Max), 70W USB-C power adapter (with M3 and 11-core M3 Pro), 96W USB-C power adaptor (with 12-core M3 Pro and M3 Max)
- Misc: FHD (1080p) Camera, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6E
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 Price in Nepal: TBD
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch Overview
Design-wise, the M3 chips-powered MacBook Pros look the same as the MacBook Pro 14-inch 2021 with an aluminum enclosure.
One way to differentiate the new MacBook Pro is through the color. It is now also available in space black. Apple says the finish features a chemistry that forms an anodization seal to reduce fingerprints.
M3 Pro and M3 Max models are also available in silver, and the 14‑inch MacBook Pro with M3 is available in silver and space gray.
The MacBook Pro with M3 Pro and M3 Max have the same ports as the last models: an HDMI port, an SD card slot, a MagSafe 3 charger, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and three Thunderbolt 4 ports.
However, the 14-inch MacBook with the vanilla M3 chip, which replaces the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, has one less USB-C port, totaling two ports that only support Thunderbolt 3 instead of Thunderbolt 4.
Similar to earlier models, the M3 MacBook Pro 14-inch has a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with a notch that houses a 1080p webcam.
It is a mini-LED display that can deliver up to 1,000 nits of sustained brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. SDR content is now displayed at up to 600 nits, which is 20 percent brighter than before.
It also has Apple’s ProMotion technology, which allows for a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
The major change in this new MacBook Pro is the M3 chip. M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max are the first chips for a personal computer built using 3-nanometer technology.
The M3 features a new technology called Dynamic Caching. Using this technology, the GPU allocates the use of local memory in hardware in real time so only the exact amount of memory needed is used for each task. Apple says this dramatically increases GPU utilization and performance for the most demanding pro apps and games.
The GPU also brings new rendering features to Apple silicon, including hardware-accelerated mesh shading for greater capability and efficiency with geometry processing, enabling more visually complex scenes. And hardware-accelerated ray tracing comes to the Mac for the first time, enabling games to render more accurate shadows and reflections to create more realistic environments.
The base MacBook Pro with M3 has an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU. It comes with 8GB unified memory and 512GB SSD storage. However, it can be configured to 16GB or 24GB unified memory and up to 2TB SSD, but it is not user-replaceable.
The M3 Pro MacBook Pro is available in two configurations: 11-core CPU with 14-core GPU; and 12-core CPU with 18-core GPU. It comes with 18GB or 36GB unified memory and up to 4TB SSD storage.
M3 Max, on the other hand, comes with either a 14-core CPU with a 30-core GPU or a 16-core CPU with a 40-core GPU. The unified memory ranges from 36GB to 128GB, while the SSD can be configured up to 8TB.
The base 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 has the same 70Wh battery and Apple claims up to 22 hours of Apple TV app movie playback.
However, the higher M3 Pro and M3 Max 14-inch MacBook Pro have a 72.4 Wh battery. Due to more powerful processors, these laptops have a rated 18 hours of Apple TV app movie playback.
The base M3 and M3 Pro with 11-core CPU models of MacBook Pro 14-inch come with a 70W USB-C Power Adapter. With higher models, the laptop comes with a 96W USB-C Power Adapter which supports fast charging.
Apple MacBook Pro 14″ Price in Nepal and Availability
Apple MacBook Pro 14″ price in Nepal is expected to start at around Rs. 2,70,000. The laptops will be available for purchase at Apple-authorized resellers, including the Evo Store and Oliz Store.
|MacBook Pro 14" M3||Memory||Price in Nepal|
|M3 (8-core CPU + 10-core GPU)||8GB + 512GB||NPR 270000|
|M3 Pro (11-core CPU + 14-core GPU)||18GB + 1TB||NPR 350000|
Apple updated the MacBook Pro with the new M3 family of chips. This year Apple ended the Touch Bar model and replaced the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the 14-inch model. The design of the MacBook Pro 14″ is the same as the previous year. The only major upgrade is the equipped M3 chips, which include the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max.
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