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Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3

Specifications

Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3
Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3 (MacBook Pro 14 2023 Series)
Processor
Apple M3 8 x 2.7 - 4.1 GHz, 20 W PL1 / Sustained
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5 6400, dual channel, onboard
Display
14.20 inch 16:10, 3024 x 1964 pixel 254 PPI, Mini LED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
Apple SSD AP1024Z, 1024 GB 
, 966 GB free
Connections
2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, Card Reader: SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Broadcom 0x14E4, 0x4388 WiFi 6E AirPort (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.5 x 312.6 x 221.2 ( = 0.61 x 12.31 x 8.71 in)
Battery
70 Wh, 6068 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Apple macOS 14 Sonoma
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 6 Speakers, 3D Audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 70W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.525 kg ( = 53.79 oz / 3.36 pounds), Power Supply: 236 g ( = 8.32 oz / 0.52 pounds)
Price
2459 Euro

 

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Average Score: 86.2% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 95%, features: 71%, display: 91% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 96%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3

90.4% Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3 Review - The base model now comes without a Pro SoC | Notebookcheck
Apple launched its new MacBook Pro models and the old MacBook Pro 13 is not longer available. Instead, there is a new entry-level model of the MacBook Pro 14 with the base M3-SoC and 8 GB RAM for $1599. However, there are some compromises, especially in terms of connectivity as well as the cooling performance.
90.4% Apple M3 SoC analyzed: Increased performance and improved efficiency | Notebookcheck
Apple's new M3 SoC is the first chip to be manufactured in a 3 nm process. We've already seen the performance increases in our review of the new MacBook Pro 14, but what about the efficiency of the processor and the graphics card? We also compare the results with the new Snapdragon X Elite from Qualcomm.
80% Apple MacBook Pro 14in (M3, 2023) review: Marginal gains
Source: Expert Reviews English
If you’re going to buy a MacBook Pro 14in, my advice would be to stump up the extra cash and go for the M3 Pro or M3 Max versions – in Space Black – or to stick with the cheaper M2 MacBook Air, in either 13.6in or 15in sizes. The entry-level M3 MacBook Pro might fill a gap in the range where the 13in M2 MacBook Pro once existed but, although it is faster than the M2 MacBook Air machines, it doesn’t make as much sense from a performance-per-pound perspective as it perhaps should. Although its battery life is superior to competing Windows machines, it isn’t any better than other, cheaper machines in Apple’s laptop range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% M3 MacBook Pro 14-inch review: The majestic murderer
Source: Mashable English
No, the M3 14-inch MacBook Pro doesn't have any staggering upgrades per se, but according to our testing, it has a significant performance jump over the M2. This translates to an uptick in performance, whether you're diving into photo retouching, video editing, and other tasks. Plus, for the first time, MacBook Pro comes with hardware accelerated ray-tracing, which means the graphics featured in games, particularly reflections and shadows, should look more realistic. And they're splashed across the laptop's striking 3024 x 1964-pixel mini-LED display. Keep in mind that there are rumors that an updated Air, equipped with an M3 chip, is coming next year. If the Air's thin-and-light, fanless design is sufficient for your workflow, it may be worth the wait. However, if this Pro meets your needs as a creator, go for it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100%
8GB M3 14" MacBook 1 Month Review.. Apple’s Secret Plan
Source: Max Tech English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2023
80% MacBook Pro 14 M3 (fin 2023) : un gain de performance notable par rapport au MacBook Pro Intel
Source: CNet English
Certains aspects des performances de la configuration sont liés à la mémoire. En d’autres termes, un manque de mémoire peut la freiner en raison de l’architecture unifiée. Apple a amélioré l’optimisation graphique pour ne pas sous-allouer ou sur-allouer les ressources du GPU, mais si vous n’avez que 8 Go de mémoire vive, le CPU et le GPU n’ont pas vraiment de marge de manœuvre pour se la partager lorsqu’ils sont sollicités de concert. Cela peut expliquer certaines des différences de performances inattendues entre le MacBook Pro 14 (16 Go) et l’iMac (48 Go), étant donné qu’ils ont le même processeur.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (M3) review: Good intentions
Source: Hardware Zone English
I didn’t see this coming, but Apple has gone and announced its M3 family of chips and updated its lineup of 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros. A corollary effect of all these announcements is that the 13-inch MacBook Pro (you know, the one with the Touch Bar) is no more. Instead, we now have a 14-inch MacBook Pro that comes with the base M3 chip. Is this now the best MacBook for most people in Apple’s MacBook lineup? How does it compare to the MacBook Air? How fast is the new M3 chip? And can I play Baldur's Gate 3 on it? The answers to all these questions and more are in this review.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
M3 MacBook Pro Teardown & Thermals - REALLY, Apple?!
Source: Max Tech English
Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2023
M3 vs M2 Pro 14" MacBook Pro - Don't Choose WRONG..!
Source: Max Tech English
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2023
Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch review (2023): An M3 chip for every situation
Source: Engadget English
Apple's confusing laptop family finally makes sense this year. The long-rumored 15-inch MacBook Air arrived months ago, and the company surprised us by delivering two MacBook Pro revisions in less than 12 months. While I appreciated the speed bump that the M2 Pro models brought, the new M3-equipped MacBook Pro 14- and 16-inch are a clearer sign of where Apple is headed. The company has killed off the long-suffering 13-inch MacBook Pro, which was cursed with a Touch Bar and an aging design. Now, its Pro machines are truly geared towards professionals, while the Air models are meant for everyone else.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2023
90% MacBook Pro 14 (M3, 2023) review: Best in class
Source: Laptop Mag English
It’s hard to look for flaws in a notebook that’s consistently rated 4.5 stars, especially when not much has changed. The design, while a bit staid, is still beautiful, the display is bright and colorful, even the speakers and keyboard are great. In fact, the MacBook Pro 14 has only gotten better with the addition of Apple’s new M3 chip, which delivers better overall and gaming performance than its predecessor with even longer battery life. And while consumers faithful to the discontinued MacBook Pro 13 are going to gnash their teeth about having to fork out an additional $300 for the $1,599 MacBook Pro. It’s simply the best all-round MacBook Pro on the market that can do everything well without breaking the bank hands down.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) review: entry-level enigma
Source: The Verge English
Overall, Apple made the right move consolidating and getting rid of the 13-inch Pro. That extra inch of screen is great, everything works beautifully, and the return of physical function keys on the entry-level MacBook Pro is chef’s kiss. I just wish you got more for the starting price — $1,599 is too much for 8GB of RAM, and just because you can’t use two external displays with an M3 chip doesn’t mean you couldn’t make the most out of three Thunderbolt ports. It’s hard to tell who Apple imagines using this entry-level MacBook Pro. It seems to have a clearer idea of the serious Pros and the hordes of casual users. But the line between an Air and an entry-level Pro is blurrier than ever. I consider myself smack dab in the heavy Air user / light Pro user category. I spent a lot of time hopping between them while writing this review, running numbers while sifting through various configurations. It just turned me into the confused math lady meme. Gripes aside, I’ve been very happy using this as my daily driver for the past week.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
M3 MacBook Pro 14 / 16 Review - MAXimum Performance!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Review of the MacBook Pro 16 with M3 Max, MacBook Pro 14 with M3 and iMac with M3. The M3 Max sees the biggest jump in performance with some pretty impressive results! Hopefully this helps you pick the right MacBook.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2023
Apple MacBook Pro 16 and 14-inch M3 Series Review
Source: CNet English
The new M3 series versions of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro have landed, and it hasn’t even been a full year since the M2 series model of the MacBook Pro 16 was released.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2023
M3 MacBook Pro Review - Space Black
Source: Dave 2D English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2023
I got the CHEAPEST M3 MacBook Pro! Worth it?
Source: Emkwan Reviews English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2023
80% Apple MacBook Pro 14-Inch (2023, M3) Review
Source: PC Mag English
By bringing base-level M3 processing to the 2023 14-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has rebuilt the bridge between its Air and Pro lines that the 13-inch model represented. This is exciting news if you fit that niche, but it doesn't make for Editors' Choice honors—that credit goes to the M3 Pro version. Intel and Nvidia have undeniably made remarkable gains to challenge Apple's leading laptops, but the new entry-level MacBook Pro can not only ace most creative tasks but run honest-to-goodness games on its superb screen. If you want more power than the MacBook Air provides, this is the MacBook to buy. Just know that workstation-class customers should look elsewhere in the MacBook Pro line, not to mention the Windows world.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M3, 2023) review: The best MacBook Pro for the money
Source: Tom's Guide English
The MacBook Pro 14-inch with M3 chip delivers blistering performance and an even brighter display along with surprisingly robust graphics and super-long battery life. And at $1,599, it’s relatively affordable. However, Windows systems in this price range are better for gaming, and you get one less port than the pricier M3 Pro MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
NEW M3/Pro/Max MacBook Pros: What Apple DIDN'T Tell You!
Source: Max Tech English
Apple Released the New M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max equipped 14" & 16" MacBook Pro's as well as 2023 24' iMac but there are many things they didn't mention!
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2023

Foreign Reviews

93% Apple MacBook Pro 14 Zoll M3: Test des Profi-Laptops
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 93%
Top Performance, frecher Preis
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2023
90% MacBook Pro 14 (2023) con chip M3, análisis y opinión: uno de los mejores portátiles de Apple, pero la mejora de rendimiento es una incógnita
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Recenzja MacBooka Pro 14” z Apple M3. Bardzo dobry, ale z kilkoma brakami
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
93% Recenze Macbook Pro (M3, 2023): vyplatí se?
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 96% features: 93% mobility: 87% workmanship: 95%

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Apple M3 10-Core GPU: Integrated graphics card offering 10 cores (depending on the model) designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M3 SoC. According to Apple 20% faster compared to the M2 GPU. Offers a new architecture with dynamic caching, mesh shading and ray tracing support.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


M3: System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that integrates a 8 CPU cores (4 performance cores with up to 3.5 GHz and 4 efficiency cores at up to 2.4 GHz), 16 + 4 MB Level 2 cache and unified memory controller that supports up to 24 GB LPDDR5-6400 (100 GB/s). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.20":

14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact. 

In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers. 

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Apple: Apple is a US company founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, the company is known for its innovative products such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, and manufactures computers and consumer electronics as well as operating systems and application software. Apple is also a leading provider of software and services such as the App Store, iTunes and iCloud.

Apple has earned a reputation as a company that focuses on design and ease of use. As for their notebooks, they are mostly in the high-priced segment, have their own operating system, but also run Windows on the newer Macbooks.

Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world and has a loyal following of customers and fans. The company also has a strong presence in the entertainment industry, with services like Apple Music and Apple TV+. In 2023, Apple had an approximate 8% market share of global PC sales, ranking it 4th after Lenovo, HP, and Dell.


86.2%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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Stefan Hinum, 2023-12- 3 (Update: 2023-12- 3)