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What are the Mac Studio & Studio Display?

What is the Mac Studio? When did it come out?

The Mac Studio was announced by Apple on March 8, 2022, and is a computing powerhouse. The Mac Studio is geared toward 3D rendering and video editing, with Apple’s press release boasting that the Mac Studio can simultaneously play back 18 streams of pro-res video.

The Mac Studio has a compact form factor that connects to an array of peripherals, including the newly announced Studio display.

What is M1 Max? Ultra?

The M1 Max and newly announced Ultra are the chipsets powering the new Mac Studio computers. The M1 Ultra combines 2 M1 Max chips to make an ultra-powerful CPU, GPU, and memory processing chipset.

How many monitors can Mac Studio support?

With the M1 Ultra chipset, the Mac Studio can support 5 displays, 4 in 6K ultra-resolution. This is far more displays than previous generations of Macs.

What is the Mac Studio display?

The Mac Studio display is a 27-inch 5K retina display with speakers and a camera. It has 2 available models, one with standard glass and one with nano glass.

How much does the Mac Studio cost?

The mac Studio starts at $1999, with its key feature being its compact, extensible, high-performance computing. Each Studio can be fitted with an M1 Max or M1 Ultra chipset. The M1 Max chip has 10 CPU cores and 32 core GPU. The M1 Ultra has a 20-core CPU and up to a 64-core GPU. The Mac Studio with M1 Ultra chipset starts at $3999 and is $7,999 to max out CPU, GPU, and storage specs.

How much does the Mac Studio display cost?

The 27-inch 5K Studio display starts at $1,599, and the 32-inch 6K XDR display starts at $4,999. To have nano glass on the display, you can add $300 or $1,000 to the 27-inch and 32-inch displays.