New MacBook Pro M3 unveiled

A new entry-level model featuring an M3 processor for the 14-inch MacBook Pro was just released; it is meant to take the place of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is now discontinued.

With a starting price of $1,599 / AU$2,699, the new MacBook Pro M3 is $300 more expensive than the previous 13-inch model but $400 less powerful than the 14-inch model.

For your money, what do you get then? a very potent laptop with a 3nm CPU, cutting-edge graphics technology, a brighter display, and a battery life of up to 22 hours. All the information you require regarding the new MacBook Pro M3 14-inch is provided here.


Orders for the new MacBook Pro M3 are currently being accepted, and it will launch on November 7. Starting at $1,599 / AU$2,699, it comes with 256GB of storage, 8GB of unified memory, and an M3 chip. Upgrading to 1TB or 2TB of storage will cost you $1,799 or AU$2,999, respectively.


Row 0 – Cell 1
Starting price$1,599
CPUM3 chip (8-core CPU, 10-core GPU)
Storage512GB, 1TB, 2TB
Screen14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (3024×1964)
Battery size70Wh
Battery life (tested)Up to 22 hours
PortsThunderbolt 4 (x3), HDMI, MagSafe 3, headphone jack, SD memory card slot
Webcam1080p FaceTime HD camera
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3
Dimensions12.3 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
Weight3.5 pounds


MacBook Pro
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With the same aluminum frame and simple-to-open lid as its predecessor, the MacBook Pro M3 is identical in design to its predecessor. You have the option of Silver or Space Gray as your color, but keep in mind that the new Space Black color is only available on the more costly $1,999 / AU$3,599 MacBook Pro model with the M3 Pro CPU.

Three Thunderbolt 4 connections, HDMI, a full-size SD Card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack are among the available ports. Additionally, there is a MagSafe port for charging. Unfortunately, the MacBook Pro M3 can only support one external monitor at a time; multiple external displays are only supported by the M3 Pro variant.


(Image credit: Apple)

Similar in size to the 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with 3024 x 1964 pixels, but with increased brightness, is the 14-inch MacBook Pro M3 display. The brightness of the SDR (standard dynamic range) material has increased to 600 nits, a 20% increase in brightness.

The MacBook Pro M3’s panel is rated for 1,000 nits of sustained brightness and 1,600 nits of peak brightness, which is ideal if you’re watching HDR material.


(Image credit: Apple)

The actual motivation for purchasing the new MacBook Pro 14-inch is the M3 CPU, which offers significant power and particularly impressive graphics performance. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 is expected to be 60% slower than this 3-nanometer CPU.

The MacBook Pro M3 has a new feature called Dynamic Caching, which allows the GPU to allocate local memory in hardware in real-time rather than software, thanks to a next-generation GPU. Better GPU utilization in professional apps and games should be the outcome.

Speaking of games, the new M3 GPU offers hardware-accelerated ray tracing and mesh shading for more realistic lighting and shadow rendering and improved rendering efficiency for complicated scenes.

Apple claims that when it comes to workloads, the performance of spreadsheets and renders in Final Cut Pro can be up to 40% and 60% quicker than on the 13-inch MacBook Pro M1.


This may be among the most overlooked advantages of the recently released MacBook Pro M3. The M3 model is certified for up to 22 hours of endurance, whereas the M2 model was rated for 12 hours of wireless web browsing and 18 hours of Apple TV app movie playback.

The MacBook Pro M3’s battery life will be tested using the Tom’s Guide online browsing test to find out how long it lasts between charges.


On paper, the new MacBook Pro M3 appears to be a winner thanks to its more potent CPU, sharper display, and lower cost. Another significant benefit is the rated battery life of up to 22 hours. The graphics performance gain excites me the most, however, how much of a leap the new GPU makes will depend on our tests.

But the $1,599 / AU$2,699 13-inch MacBook Pro is a lot more expensive than the $1,299 model. Thankfully, you also get extra ports, a crisper 1080p webcam, and a larger, brighter display. If this extra is worthwhile, our in-depth study of the MacBook Pro M3 will demonstrate.

Credits: Tomsguide

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