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Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M2 Max


Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M2 Max
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M2 Max (MacBook Pro 16 2023 Series)
Apple M2 Max 12 x 2.4 - 3.7 GHz, 36 W PL2 / Short Burst
Graphics adapter
Apple M2 Max 38-Core GPU, Core: 1400 MHz, 64 W TDP
64 GB 
, LPDDR5-6400, Dual-Channel, onboard
16.20 inch 16:10, 3456 x 2234 pixel 254 PPI, Mini-LED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Apple SSD AP2048Z, 2048 GB 
, 1970 GB free
3 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 3 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo, Card Reader: SDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
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
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.8 x 355.7 x 248.1 ( = 0.66 x 14 x 9.77 in)
99.6 Wh, 8693 mAh Lithium-Polymer
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Apple macOS 12 Monterey
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 6 Speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 140W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
2.16 kg ( = 76.19 oz / 4.76 pounds), Power Supply: 353 g ( = 12.45 oz / 0.78 pounds)
5069 Euro



Average Score: 92.27% - very good
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 99%, features: 74%, display: 93% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 96%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 M2 Max

93.7% Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023 Review - M2 Max challenges GeForce RTX 3080 Ti | Notebookcheck
The new MacBook Pro 16 2023 with the M2 Max is Apple’s most powerful mobile device. Both the CPU and the GPU performance have been increased and even the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti can be challenged in some tests.
93.7% Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max analysis - GPU is more efficient, the CPU not always | Notebookcheck
Apple have introduced their new SoCs, the M2 Pro and M2 Max. Following the slight lack of efficiency in the M2 compared to the M1, now we will shine the spotlight onto both of the new chips in the MacBook Pro models: the M2 Pro and the M2 Max.
90% Apple MacBook Pro M2 Max Review (2023): The Price Of Portable Power
Source: Slashgear English
That independence, mixed with power, is why the MacBook Pro shines. On the one hand, the improvements for 2023 are moderate: an uptick in performance, battery life, and connectivity. All the same, they're improving on what was already a comprehensive all-rounder. Though the 16-inch MacBook Pro is undoubtedly a beast, I can't get past just how good the 14-inch version is when you factor in portability. Yes, a MacBook Air M2 is less of a hit in your bag (and your wallet), but being able to do desktop-level tasks from a laptop that doesn't care if I inadvertently left the power supply at home feels borderline magical. Road warriors are going to love it, particularly given the footprint which lends itself to getting things done even when you've only got an airline table or a slice of a Starbucks bar to work at. You pay for that privilege, certainly. I couldn't fault anybody for sweeping in and grabbing an M1 Pro or M1 Max version from the last generation, and saving cash in the process, or if the desk-bound opted for the astonishingly good Mac mini with the M2 Pro chipset. For those who need the most potent flavor of macOS on the road, though, paying for the best Apple has to offer right now comes with even fewer compromises.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Apple MacBook Pro 14 M2 reviews (2023 M2 Pro/Max model)- beefed up performance
Source: Ultrabook Review English
Drawing the line, the 2023 M2 MacBook Pros are pretty much the 2021 MacBook Pro designs with updated hardware that delivers 10-25% faster performance between loads, a slight increase in daily-use battery life, and a decrease in battery life in sustained loads. Throw in some updates in connectivity (faster WiFi, HDMI 2.1), and these pretty much sum things up. Sure, the design particularities that bothered me about the 2021 MacBook Pro 14 haven’t changed, such as the notch on the screen, the lack of touch ID or a USB-A port, or the fact that you can’t lean the display back flat to 180 degrees. But everything that I appreciated about this MacBook design hasn’t changed, such as the excellent build quality and inputs, the beautiful display, the solid daily-use performance, and the unmatched efficiency and battery life. Upgrading to one of these makes doesn’t make much sense if you’re already using an M1 Pro/Max model, unless you must have the faster specs for your workloads. However, if you’re coming from an older laptop, these M2 MacBook Pro 14-inch models are solid options to consider. In that case, though, I’d still keep an eye out for discounts on those earlier M1 Pro configurations while still available, especially if shopping at a lower budget.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2023
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023) review: the core count grows
Source: The Verge English
If I ran a Windows laptop company, I wouldn’t be too scared of the MacBook Pro 16 with M2 Max. What I’d be terrified of is the backlog of M1 Max and M1 Pro laptops that are about to go on big-time sale. If even one of those 16-inch models (okay, maybe not one with 16GB of RAM) is regularly available for less than $2,000, I can imagine that tempting even some of the most loyal Windows users. Even with performance aside, the MacBook Pro 16 is far ahead of most Windows laptops in areas like screen quality, audio, touchpad size, and build. And there are just so many compromises that today’s Windows workstations ask when it comes to battery life, efficiency, noise, and heat — and if you can get your hands on one of these 16-inch MacBooks, you just don’t have to worry about any of them anymore.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2023
100% Apple MacBook Pro review (16in 2023): the ultimate do-anything machine
Source: Stuff TV English
Apple’s latest-generation MacBook Pro is a pretty special machine. And it shows that if Apple’s chips continue their trajectory then the rest of the PC industry will struggle for some time to come. Debates about whether the Mac should have a touchscreen or whether the iPad Pro should run macOS are for another time because what is on offer here is truly remarkable. You just have to make sure that you’re not buying something you won’t use to its full capability. While the MacBook Air isn’t favoured by some, it is more than good enough to do what most traditional MacBook Pro users need. But enough of that negativity – if you’re looking for a productivity powerhouse to accompany you through the next few years, the 2023 MacBook Pro is certainly it. The ultimate do-anything machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Apple MacBook Pro 16-Inch (2023, M2 Max) Review
Source: PC Mag English
Apple's 2023 flagship, the MacBook Pro 16-Inch marries a proven, immaculate design with a fireball M2 Max CPU for fierce power in media creation, gaming, and high-end professional tasks. (Plus, it lasted nearly 27 hours on our battery test.)
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

90% Apple MacBook Pro 16 Zoll
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
Powerhouse mit Extrem-Akku
Source: German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2023
MacBook Pro M2 Pro / M2 Max, análisis: una máquina de ensueño
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; long battery life; excellent display.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2023
88% Recensione MacBook Pro 16” 2023 con M2 Max. Più core, più potenza e una incredibile autonomia
Source: DDay IT Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 90% workmanship: 80%
Apple MacBook Pro 16,2" Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Beautiful HDR rendering; long battery life; good cooling and silent system. Negative: Bad response time; high additional cost upgrades.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2023
85% Test Apple Macbook Pro 16 M2 Max (2023)
Source: NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Anmeldelse: Apple MacBook Pro 16″ 2023
Source: Input DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/23/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 80%


Apple M2 Max 38-Core GPU: Integrated graphics card offering all 38 cores designed by Apple and integrated in the Apple M2 Max SoC. The graphics card has no dedicated graphics memory but can use the fast LPDDR5-6400 unified memory with a 512 bit bus (up to 400 GBit/s).

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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

M2 Max: System on a Chip (SoC) from Apple that integrates a processor (12x 64 Bit cores, 8 performance and 4 power saving cores) and a 30 or 38-core GPU. The 32, 64, or 96 GB unified memory are connected via a 512 Bit bus (400 GB/s bandwidth).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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

2.16 kg:

Usually, old laptops with 14-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

Apple: Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation which designs and manufactures consumer electronics and software products. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system but nowadays Macbooks are also able to run Windows. Apple has at least sporadically been considered the most valuable company in the world since 2011 and has consistently ranked among the Top 10 companies in the world.

In the laptop sector, Apple's market share was 9.3% in 2014 and 10.3% in 2016. The latter corresponds to the 5th place. In the smartphone segment, Apple achieved 15.3% in the first quarter of 2016, which means a market share loss when compared to the 18.3% in same quarter of the previous year.
Nevertheless, Apple ranked second place behind Samsung in both years.

There are tons of reviews on Apple laptops, smartphones and tablets. The ratings are significantly above-average (as of 2016).

92.27%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-02- 2 (Update: 2023-02- 2)