The Malaysian pricing of the new M3-powered MacBook Pro laptops has just been revealed! Now that the 14-inch MacBook Pro can be equipped with an M3 chip – it was previously configurable with the Pro and Max options only – the starting price of the laptop is also lower now.
For the Malaysian market, the 14-inch MacBook Pro now retails from RM7,499 for the M3 option; quite a bit lower than the RM8,799 starting price of its predecessor. The M3 Pro model, on the other hand, starts at RM9,999, while the most powerful M3 Max option goes from a cool RM14,799.
As for the larger 16-inch MacBook Pro, the base M3 Pro model starts at RM11,999, going up to RM15,999 for the faster M3 Max configuration.
Naturally, the biggest change to the refreshed MacBook Pro laptops (aside from the new Space Black colour) are the M3 chips. Built on a power-efficient 3nm process, the new chips bring even faster performance; Apple says that the M3 Max model is up to 11x faster than the fastest Intel-based MacBook Pro model. This performance upgrade doesn’t impact battery life either, as Apple is still quoting the same (and very long) 22-hour battery life. The unified memory support has also been improved: the maximum capacity is now set at 128GB compared to 96GB.
Beyond the new M3 chips, other hardware of the updated MacBook Pros remain (almost) the same. While they still feature a bright and vibrant Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion support, offering 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, SDR content are now brighter by 20% on these new laptops – the max brightness is set at 600 nits instead of 500 nits.
As usual, while the Malaysian pricing of the new MacBook Pro laptops has been announced, it remains to be seen exactly when they will be available for purchase on our shores. Rest assured, we will keep a close eye on the local availability of the updated M3 MacBook Pros.