Apple launched new desktop PC called the Mac Studio. It looks like a chonky, double-height Mac Mini, a big silver block that stands four inches tall. 

It has ports for days, including four Thunderbolt ports, two USB-A slots, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack on the back. 

On the front are two USB-C ports and an SD card slot. Wi-Fi and bluetooth are built in. Apple says you can output the display to four of its XDR monitors and a 4K TV simultaneously. 

The Mac Studio can be configured with either an M1 Max or the new M1 Ultra chip.

You can also pair it with a new 27-inch monitor Apple designed specifically for this machine called Studio Display. 

It has one of Apple’s A13 Bionic chips built-in, which powers iOS right there in the monitor, essentially making the display a giant mobile device. 

The screen features 5K resolution, with options for special textured glass that eliminates glare. On the front is a 12-megapixel webcam, and the display also packs a set of mics and a six-speaker array that offers spatial sound.

The Mac Studio starts at $1,999 with the M1 Max chip, and $3,999 with M1 Ultra. The Studio Display starts at $1,599. 

Bendy stand options and a light dispersing textured glass display are extra.

What is new in M1 Ultra Chip..

To make its chipset naming convention even more confusing, Apple is adding another processor to its M1 line and calling it the M1 Ultra. It joins the M1, the M1 Pro, and the M1 Max. 

The design is interesting, as it’s essentially two M1 Max chips smushed together using a die technology Apple calls “UltraFusion.” 

According to Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, John Ternus, the M1 Ultra offers a ridiculous 128 GB of graphics memory and has seven times more transistors than the base M1 chip.