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Apple MacBook Pro M3 (14.2-Inch, 2023)

Apple MacBook Pro M3 (14.2-Inch, 2023)
alaScore 100

42 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Apple MacBook Pro M3 (14.2-Inch, 2023). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The screen and size also get good feedback, but there are mixed views on the keyboard and energy efficiency. Many are critical about the usability and portability.

performance, size, screen, design, battery

price, portability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple MacBook Pro M3 (14.2-Inch, 2023) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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MacBook Pro 14-inch (M3 Max, 2023) review: taking it to the max


All-new Space Black finish, all-new M3 power, all-new price: the 2023 MacBook Pro is out-of-this-world impressive

Significant price drop compared to predecessor ; Still super-powerful thanks to M3 silicon ; Stunningly bright and detailed display ; Super battery life

Notched display won't please all ; The Space Black plug is white ; No USB-A port

If you don't immediately fall in love with the new Space Black finish then it doesn't even matter – because Apple's 14-inch MacBook Pro M3 is such a powerful and accomplished machine that you'll be simply engulfed by its peerless capability. In M3 Max...

Nov, 2023

Expert review by : Michael Allison (

Apple MacBook Pro 14in (M3, 2023) review: Marginal gains | Expert Reviews


Apple's replacement for the 13in MacBook Pro is an upgrade but not as big a step forward as you might expect

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

MacBook Pro 14 (M3, 2023) review: Best in class


The base level MacBook Pro 14 is a straight up powerhouse

Excellent overall performance ; Solid gaming performance ; Stunning design ; Comfortable keyboard ; Incredible endurance

No Face ID ; Distracting notch

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.

Nov, 2023

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MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) review: Best in class


The new MacBook Pro 14-inch stands alone as the laptop du jour for mobile professionals, content creators and yes even gamers thanks to the powerful new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.

Impressive performance ; Over 14 hours of battery life ; Great port selection ; Beautifully vibrant display with crisp detail ; Excellent audio

Expensive ; Off-putting notch ; Still no Face ID

Powered by the new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, the new MacBook Pro 14-inch is faster and more powerful than any 14-inch on the market. Throw in over 14 hours of battery life in you've got a nearly perfect laptop on your hands.

Jan, 2023

Expert review by : Mehul Reuben Das (

MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 2023 Review: Almost Flawless


The new line of MacBook Pro ticks a lot of the boxes that makes it the ultimate, ultraportable laptop that can go toe-to-toe against some of the best desktops, thanks to Apple's new M3 line of SoCs. In fact, even the vanilla version M3, has more...

Pros: ; – Bright and vivid Retina XDR display ; – Amazing battery life that can last almost an entire day ; – Impressive performance in the M3 SoC ; – Has some major graphical prowess ; – Great speaker set up ; – Plenty of ports as per today’s...

– Supports only 1 external display ; – No Space Black option for M3 MacBook Pros

So, how does the 14-inch MacBook Pro with the M3 SoC stack up? It boasts a pretty sizeable sharp, and vibrant display, one of the best webcams in the market, an impressive setup of speakers, and all the essential ports you may need as a professional....

Dec, 2023

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M3 Max Review - The fastest CPU in a 14-inch laptop


Notebookcheck reviews the new Apple MacBook Pro 14 M3 Max with 16 CPU cores and 40 GPU cores. After the new entry-level model of the MacBook Pro 14 with the base M3 SoC ( here in review ), we review the new high-end model. Apple offers both M3 Max...

high-quality and sturdy chassis ;great display with accurate colors ;very high HDR brightness ;almost always silent in everyday scenarios ;very high system performance ;efficient M3 Max SoC with massively improved CPU performance ;long battery runtime...

limited performance in combined CPU/GPU workloads ;constant PWM flickering & slow response times ;only one year warranty ;basically no maintenance options ;very high prices for RAM and SSD upgrades ;webcam without Face-ID and Center Stage

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Expert review by : Jason Hiner (

MacBook Pro (M3 Max) review: A desktop-class laptop for an AI-powered age


The MacBook Pro with M3 Max is even faster and more responsive than Apple suggests, as you'll see in my chart comparing its real-world AI performance to three other Macs -- based on my hands-on tests.

Performance rivals a desktop Mac Studio ; Display brings 120Hz ProMotion, 1,600 nits of brightness ; 14-inch model packs a ton of power in a small package ; GPU improvements make it strong for multimedia pros

Very expensive to get the best configurations ; Heavy for its size because of all the metal ; Fan is loud (even if it rarely turns on) ; Low-end configs don't make sense next to M2 MacBook Air

Nov, 2023

Expert review by : Super Daddy (

Apple MacBook Pro M3 Max (14-inch) Review – Once You Go Black


Apple MacBook Pro M3 Max: a fusion of power and elegance. Discover its top-tier performance and striking Space Black design in our review.

+ Beautiful Space Black finishing ; + Groundbreaking performance ; + Marvellous battery life ; + Powerful connectivity and expansion options ; + Stunning Liquid Retina XDR Display ; + Excellent audio setup with six-speakers

- Fingerprint attracting keyboard and display ; - Lack of Face ID somehow feels awkward ; - Still not digging the camera notch ; - Not a machine most of us can afford with our paycheck ; - Really Apple? A white power adapter?

If you want a laptop that is heavy duty, delivers promised performance, removes battery anxiety so much that you can travel without the power adapter, and does it all in a graceful outlook, you can't find anything better than the Apple Macbook Pro M3...

Jan, 2024

Expert review by : Jason England (

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M3 Pro, 2023) review: Awkward middle child?


The M3 Pro MacBook Pro is a great laptop on paper, but its greatness is somewhat subdued when compared to its cheaper sibling in the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3.

When the 13-inch Pro existed, this family tree made the 14-inch with a Pro-tier chip the easier choice. But if I were you and you’re looking at this mid-tier choice, ask yourself whether it’s the best investment of Apple’s prosumer laptop lineup. In...

Dec, 2023

Expert review by : Andrew O'Hara (

MacBook Pro 14-inch M3 Pro review: The go-to for Intel Mac owners


The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 Pro has a much more reasonable footprint — and price tag — than its larger sibling, but where it sits in the lineup is unexpectedly complicated.

Nov, 2023