- Light and Compact Design
- Powerful Chipset (M1 Max and M1 Ultra)
- Easy Access to Connectivity
- Modular System
Apple unveiled a slew of new items at its “Peak Performance” event on March 8th. In addition, the company unveiled the MacStudio, a completely new desktop computer.
Mac Studio is a compact tower computer that resembles two Mac Mini computers stacked on top of one another. Meanwhile, the new MacStudio desktop computer sits between the Mac Mini and Mac Pro in Apple’s computer lineup.
Let’s take a peek at Apple’s latest desktop, MacStudio, without any delay.
Summary of Mac Studio
Like nearly every other Apple product, MacStudio is also powered by an Apple-designed chip. It features an M1 Max processor, which can be upgraded to the M1 Ultra chip. However, the chip upgrade, memory, and storage enhancements will come at a cost.
The base-level MacStudio costs $1,999 and has the M1Max processor, whereas the MacStudio with the new M1Ultra chip costs $3,999.
Yet, it is a milestone in personal computing as the M1Max and the new M1Ultra is the world’s most powerful chip.
Similarly, it is the first computer to offer an unrivaled level of performance and a wide range of connectivity. Moreover, it has entirely new features in an astonishingly compact size that fits in a desk within arm’s reach.
Meanwhile, we’ll look into its further specifications, features, pricing, and availability in Nepal.
Possible Compile and Curate
Mac Studio is built from single aluminum extrusion with a square footprint of 7.7 inches. Similarly, it stands 3.7 inches tall. According to Apple, MacStudio takes up extremely little room and fits perfectly under most displays.
Mac Studio is powered by either the M1 Max or M1 Ultra. Meanwhile, M1 Ultra offers exceptional CPU and GPU performance.
M1 Ultra is Apple’s next major leap forward in silicon. It offers an astounding performance to MacStudio. Meanwhile, M1Ultra is based on M1Max and has the all-new Ultra Fusion architecture.
It links the die of two M1Max chips to create a system on a chip (SoC) with unmatched performance and capabilities. As a result, this new chip lets you connect up to four Pro XDR displays and a 4K TV.
Furthermore, the M1Max comes with 32GB of unified memory, which is expandable up to 64GB. On the other hand, the M1Ultra comes with 64GB of unified memory that can be upgraded to 128GB.
Similarly, the M1Max has a 512GB SSD storage, while the M1Ultra has a 1TB SSD storage that goes up to an 8TB SSD.
Performance Chart of M1 Max and M1 Ultra
|M1 Max||M1 Ultra|
|CPU Performance: Up to 2.5x quicker than the top 27-inch iMac with the 10-core processor.||CPU performance: Up to 3.8x quicker than the top 27-inch iMac with the 10-core processor. Up to 60% faster than a 28-core Mac Pro.|
|CPU performance: Up to 50% faster than a Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.||CPU speed: Up to 90% faster than a Mac Pro with a 16-core Xeon processor.|
|Graphics performance: Up to 3.4 times quicker than the 27-inch iMac and over 3 times faster than the Mac Pro with its most popular graphics card.||Graphics performance: Up to 4.5 times quicker than the 27-inch iMac and up to 80% faster than the fastest Mac graphics card available today.|
|When converting video: Up to 7.5x faster than the 27-inch iMac, Up to 3.7x faster than the 16-core Mac Pro.||When converting video: Up to 12 times faster than a 27-inch iMac and 5.6 times faster than a 28-core Mac Pro.|
The MacStudio also has a revolutionary thermal design that allows for incredible performance. It has a unique double-sided fan, airflow channels, and over 4,000 perforations on the back and bottom of the enclosure. They guide air through the internal components and help keep the temperature in check. On the other hand, MacStudio performs exceptionally quietly, even under the most demanding workloads, thanks to the efficiency of Apple silicon.
There is an SD card slot and two Thunderbolt 4 connectors on the front. Meanwhile, the thermal system takes up half of the internal space to keep the system cool during periods of high load.
Furthermore, there are four more Thunderbolt ports on the back of the device. It comes with a 10 Gbps Ethernet port, two USB Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and a “pro” audio jack port.
In addition, the MacStudio supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 for wireless connectivity. Also, MacStudio has a built-in speaker for audio.
Mac Studio Specifications
|Dimensions||7.7 x 7.7 x 3.7-inches|
|Weight||M1Max: 2.7 kg,|
M1Ultra: 3.6 kg
|Chipset||M1Max : 10-core CPU, 24/32-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine |
M1Ultra: 20-core CPU, 48/64-core GPU, 32-core Neural Engine
|Connectivity||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5|
|Ports||4x Thunderbolt port, 2x USB-A, HDMI, 10Gb Ethernet, 3.5mm headphone jack |
M1Max (On front): 2x USB-C, SDXC card slot (UHS-II)
M1Ulta (On front): 2x Thunderbolt 4, SDXC card slot (UHS-II)
|RAM/Storage||M1Max: 32/64GB RAM, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB Storage |
M1Ultra: 64/128GB RAM, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB Storage
Mac Studio Price and Availability in Nepal
Mac Studio will go on sale on March 18 and is currently available for pre-order in the international market. Meanwhile, the M1Max variant of MacStudio costs $ 1,999, while the M1Ultra variant costs $ 3,999. Similarly, we estimate the cost of MacStudio to be between NPR 260,000 and NPR 510,000 in Nepal.
|Apple MacStudio||Price in the US||Price in Nepal|
|M1Max, 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 32GB/512GB SSD||USD 1,999||NPR 260,000|
|M1Ulta, 20-core CPU, 48-core GPU, 64GB memory, 1TB SSD||USD 3,999||NPR 510,000|
MacStudio brings in a new era for the desktop with incredible performance powered by M1 Max and M1 Ultra. Meanwhile, its array of connectivity and small design puts everything users need within easy reach.