Apple released the Mac Studio

MARCH 14, 2022

Last week, Apple released the Mac Studio, a desktop computer that sits in between the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro. It's a high-end machine that ships with the M1 Max or M1 Ultra, the latter being a chip that contains two M1 Max welded together. It's pricey, but having tested the M1 Max in a 14-inch MacBook Pro, I suspect the performance to be surprisingly good. The Mac Studio starts at 2329€—with the M1 Max, 32GB of unified memory, and 512GB of SSD storage. You have to go up to 4629€ to get the lower-end M1 Ultra with 64GB of unified memory and 1TB of SSD storage.

A highlight of the Mac Studio is its connectivity support, with an Ethernet cable, six USB-C and two USB-A connectors, HDMI, an SD card reader, and a mini-jack audio port.

For now, I'm good with my 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro (2020), which is doing a great job as a personal development machine and for streaming on YouTube.