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Apple Mac Studio M2 (2023)

Apple Mac Studio M2 (2023)
alaScore 100

18 reviews

Dec, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Apple Mac Studio M2 (2023). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. There are some less positive views about the price.

design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Studio M2 (2023) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Brenda Stolyar (

Review: Apple Mac Studio (M2 Ultra, 2023)


Despite its small size, this is an excellent desktop computer for power users.

Easy setup. Excellent performance. Plenty of ports. Rather compact. Up to 8 terabytes of storage (with other upgrade options).

Expensive, especially without peripherals. Built-in speakers could be better.

Jun, 2023

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Apple Mac Studio (M2 Ultra, 2023) Review


Noticeable performance improvements across the board versus M1 Ultra version ; Competitively priced among workstations ; Updated to Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3

Accessories still sold separately ; Internals are not user-upgradable after purchase

Apple's 2023 Mac Studio, tested with the M2 Ultra, handily outdoes its predecessor while challenging the workstation competition on both power and price.

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Low Boon Shen (

Apple Mac Studio (M2 Max) Review – Silence Is Gold


Mac Studio - it's in the name, designed for studio environments. We have the M2 Max-powered model, let's check it out.

+ Class-leading power efficiency ; + Respectable performance ; + Small form factor ; + Dead silent ; + Expansive I/O

- Zero upgrade path ; - Additional RAM & SSD options are very expensive ; - Subpar onboard speakers ; - No USB-PD support

Think of it as the Macbook Pro without the display and keyboard attached - the M2 Max-powered Mac Studio packs plenty of power with none of the fan noise thanks to its more thermodynamically forgiving form factor.

Aug, 2023

Expert review by : Rachael Phillips (

Apple Mac Studio M2 Ultra review: can you handle the king of Macs?


The Mac Studio is perfect for creatives who need the absolute best performance and have deep pockets

Exceptionally quick ; Quiet even when under pressure ; Compact design ; Plenty of ports

In a price range for pros and companies only

The Mac Studio is one of the most powerful machines you can buy right now. Sitting between the iMac and the Mac Pro, this machine offers high performance in a small package. Although, as you may expect, with great power comes a great price tag. I...

Jul, 2023

Expert review by : Mike Wuerthele (

Mac Studio 2023 review: Buy the new Mac Studio, not the Apple Silicon Mac Pro


Apple's Mac Studio is the heir apparent for the "Pro" market, and the addition of the M2 processor to the line just solidifies that position even further.

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (

Mac Studio Review: M2 Ultra Powers a Small Workstation Wonder


The little workstation that could.

Jun, 2023

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Apple Mac Studio M2 (2023) review


The new standard for desktop computing, Apple's unassuming little silver box gets even more powerful

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Andrew Cunningham (

M2 Ultra Mac Studio review: Who needs a Mac Pro, anyway?


The realities of Apple Silicon make the Studio the best bet for most pros.

A small, fast, efficient desktop that's a great showcase for Apple Silicon

Steep RAM and storage upgrade prices

This review has mainly focused on the M2 Ultra version because that's the one we tested, but if the price is a concern, the M2 Max version remains a great option. If the M2 Ultra version is a Mac Pro replacement, the M2 Max version is more like the old...

Jun, 2023

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Apple Mac Studio M2 review: More power, same small box


Apple's Mac Studio M2 is even more powerful than its speedy predecessor while remaining as quiet and nondescript as ever.

But that's not the pitch for the Studio. Apple is hoping to sell this machine as a high-performance Mac desktop that does everything a creative needs it to do, and in my experience it delivers — becoming my new favorite Mac desktop in the process.

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (

Apple Mac Studio (M2 Max/Ultra, 2023) review: Small but mighty


I've had the Apple Mac Studio in for review. Is this power desktop everything you need and more?

Neat and compact design ; Plenty of ports ; Huge amount of power

Expensive ; Not upgradeable post purchase ; Keyboard and mouse not included

The Apple Mac Studio might not have changed much in design compared to last year's model, but that's not what it's about. The design is already great, delivering mighty power in a neat and compact package.

Jul, 2023