Tech review: Speed bump of the best possible kind

Jim Rossman, Tribune News Service on

Published in Business News

Laptop computers used to be a tradeoff — you’d trade processing power for the convenience of mobility.

As technology advances, laptop speeds have finally caught up to (and sometimes surpassed) desktop computers and for almost all users, there is no advantage to choosing a desktop over a laptop.

Case in point: Apple’s new MacBook Pro with the M2 processor.

When Apple started making its own processors, it became apparent they were very fast.

I’ve been testing the 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with the M2 Pro processor and it is far and away the fastest Mac — laptop or desktop — that I’ve ever encountered.



Apple introduced the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros back in late 2021. They were powered by the M1 chip.

Compared to Apple’s last few laptop designs, the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros had a bit of a different look.

They are a bit thicker, and they don’t taper around the edges as much as earlier models. Their screens extend out almost to the edges of the case.

The keyboard is black and the area under the keys is also black, which is an easy way to tell these apart from other models.


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