MacBook Pro M3 release date, specs, and price

Everything you need to know about Apple's latest line of laptops

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Now that we’ve finally had the announcement from Apple debuting its new M3 chipset, we’re taking a look at one of the devices it powers with the MacBook Pro M3 release date, specs, and price. With a new chip, two display sizes, and a new Space Black colorway on our hands, there’s a lot to dig into concerning the next lineup of MacBook Pro laptops. For Apple MacBook fans or those looking for a laptop upgrade, we’ve outlined what you need to know about the specs, pricing, and release date of the new M3 MacBook to let you know when you can get your hands on it and how much it will cost you.

MacBook Pro M3 release date

Now that the next generation of the MacBook Pro has officially been launched, we’re finally able to pin it down with a release date of the 7th of November, 2023. The 30th of October event saw the simultaneous release of a newly refreshed line of All-in-One iMac computers, which are also now available to pre-launch before the shared 7th of November release day. If you’re convinced before even having a look at the specs, you can find out everything you need to know about the MacBook Pro M3 pre-release here.

MacBook Pro M3 specs

In terms of their physical design, the M3 line of MacBooks is strikingly similar to the previous generation of M2 MacBooks, although we are seeing the loss of the touch bar. However, the real differences are revealed under the hood – the performance upgrades owed to the powerful new M3 chipsets.

Built using industry-leading 3-nanometer technology, the M3 chip delivers a huge step forward in graphics architecture, quoted by Apple as the biggest ever for Apple Silicon. This allows the laptop to deliver hardware-based ray-tracing and upgraded rendering capabilities, making it better for gaming, streaming, graphic design, and other creative tasks. Not to mention, the MacBook Pro with M3 is “up to 60 percent faster than the 13‑inch MacBook Pro with M1”, and that’s just the base model. So not only does it have an improved visual impact, but it can handle more demanding workflows and at a greater speed.

Specs14″ MacBook Pro M3 (base model)
Starting price$1,599
CPUM3 chip (8-core CPU, 10-core GPU)
Memory8GB
Storage512GB, 1TB, 2TB
Screen14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (3024×1964)
Dimensions12.3 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
Weight3.5 pounds
Battery size70Wh
Battery life (tested)Up to 22 hours
PortsThunderbolt 4 (x3), HDMI, MagSafe 3, headphone jack, SD memory card slot
Webcam1080p FaceTime HD camera
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3

MacBook Pro M3 Price

With three different M3 chips and two display sizes to choose from, there are a total of nine new MacBook Pro variants available for you to choose from. Your choice will ultimately come down to your budget, size preference, and hardware demands. Nonetheless, here’s a full list of the MacBook Pro pricing.

14″ MacBook Pro pricing

  • 14″ MacBook Pro with M3, 8 CPU cores, 10-core GPU, 8GB unified memory, 512GB SSD – $1,599
  • 14″ MacBook Pro with M3, 8 CPU cores, 10-core GPU, 8GB unified memory, 1TB SSD – $1,799
  • 14″ MacBook Pro with M3 Pro, 11-core CPU, 14-core GPU, 18GB unified memory, 512GB SSD – $1,999
  • 14″ MacBook Pro with M3 Pro, 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU, 18GB unified memory, 1TB SSD – $2,399
  • 14″ MacBook Pro with M3 Max, 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU, 36GB of unified memory, 1TB SSD – $3,199

16″ MacBook Pro pricing

  • 16″ MacBook Pro with M3 Pro, 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU, 18GB of unified memory, 512GB SSD – $2,499
  • 16″ MacBook Pro with M3 Pro, 12-core CPU, 18-core GPU, 36GB of unified memory, 512GB SSD – $2,899
  • 16″ MacBook Pro with M3 Max, 14-core CPU, 30-core GPU, 36GB of unified memory, 1TB SSD – $3,499
  • 16″ MacBook Pro with M3 Max, 16-core CPU, 40-core GPU, 48GB of unified memory, 1TB SSD – $3,999

Final thoughts

An overview of Apple’s latest line of MacBooks look deceptively similar to their predecessors, but the M3 chip gives them the performance boost that the laptops were waiting for. However, now that we’ve got an official release date, it’s likely we’ll see some of the older generations of Apple laptops potentially sink down in price. If you’re wanting to get a MacBook without splurging out on a massive upgrade, keep your eyes on our Apple Black Friday Deals for some of the best Apple discounts out there.