APPLE is boosting its Mac computers to a whole new level.

At a special launch event on Tuesday, the tech giant’s boss Tim Cook announced a powerful new chip that’ll make Macs very fast.

Apple's Mac Studio and Studio Display


Apple’s Mac Studio and Studio DisplayCredit: Apple

Front and centre is a new Mac Studio machine, which is so tiny it can tuck under just about any display.

The box measures at only 7.7-inches each side, and a mere 3.7-inches tall.

Despite this, it’s more powerful than much of Apple’s existing Mac line-up.

It’s all thanks to the new M1 Ultra chip.

And despite its dinky size and huge power, it’s said to be very silent.

Apple described it as a “breakthrough in personal computing”.

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It comes with an array of ports, including four thunderbolts, two USB-C ports, a HDMI port, a pro audio jack port and an SD card slot.

Apple also revealed a swanky new screen, called the Studio Display, which pairs up nicely with the Mac Studio.

The 27-inch wide display can handle 5K video.

It features a 30-degree tilt arm, as well as six speakers and studio quality mics for crystal clear calls.

But neither will come cheap.

The Mac Studio starts at £1999/$1999, while the display is from £1499/$1599.

“The M1 family of chips is transforming its products, form factors and capabilities far beyond what users can do today,” analyst Paolo Pescatore from PP Foresight told UK Times.

The launch came as Apple also announced a brand new iPhone SE, designed to lure new customers with a cheaper price tag.

Elsewhere, Apple also announced:

Apple reveals new M1 Ultra chip


Apple reveals new M1 Ultra chipCredit: Apple

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