The new MacBook Pro models announced by Apple today feature Apple’s latest 3nm M3 chipset, with the new technology providing a significant improvement in battery life. The new models offer “the longest battery life ever in a Mac,” according to Apple.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 chip now lasts up to 22 hours when watching movies using the Apple TV app, or up to 15 hours when browsing the web. This model has a 70 Wh lithium polymer battery.
14-inch MacBook Pro models with the M3 Pro and M3 Max chips last up to 18 hours when watching action using the Apple TV app or up to 12 hours when browsing the web. The 14-inch M3 Pro and M3 Max come with a slightly larger 72.4 Wh lithium-polymer battery.
Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the M3 Pro or M3 Max chips can last up to 22 hours when using the Apple TV app to watch movies, or 15 hours when browsing the web. The 16-inch M3 Pro and M3 Max models are equipped with a 100 Wh lithium-polymer battery.
14-inch MacBook Pro models can fast charge with a 96W USB-C power adapter (M3 Pro and Max ship with an adapter and M3 comes with a 70W adapter), and 16-inch MacBook Pro models can fast charge with a USB power adapter -C with a power of 140 watts.
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