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Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 review

Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 review

Now with fast WLAN. Apple has upgraded the MacBook Pro 14 and the new M2 Pro offers greater performance, and fast WLAN is finally supported. Overall, the MBP 14 is an excellent machine, but Apple has also put some brakes on the M2 Pro in the small MacBook Pro.

After the launch was postponed last fall, Apple has now finally presented the upgraded versions of the MacBook Pro models. At the heart of the new models are, of course, Apple's own M2 Pro and M2 Max SoCs, which are said to offer significantly more performance in terms of both the processor and the graphics card. At the same time, fast 6 GHz WLAN networks (Wi-Fi 6E) are now supported and, according to Apple, battery runtimes are better than before. The prices have also increased by around US$150.

Our review device is the MacBook Pro 14 with the fast M2 Pro (12 CPU cores & 19 GPU cores), which is available with 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD from US$2,499.00. Our model even has 32 GB of RAM and a 2 TB SSD installed, which is why the price here rises to US$3,299.00. As Apple only introduced the basic design in the 2021 models, no changes to the case or the input devices have been made. For more information, we refer to our previous reviews:

Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023 M2 Pro
Apple M2 Pro 12 x 2.4 - 3.5 GHz, 34 W PL2 / Short Burst
Graphics adapter
Apple M2 Pro 19-Core GPU, Core: 1400 MHz
32 GB  
, LPDDR5-6400, Dual-Channel, onboard
14.20 inch 16:10, 3024 x 1964 pixel, Mini-LED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Apple SSD AP2048R, 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
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.3
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.5 x 312.6 x 221.2 ( = 0.61 x 12.31 x 8.71 in)
70 Wh Lithium-Polymer
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Apple macOS 13 Ventura
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 6 Speakers, 3D Audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 96W PSU, 12 Months Warranty
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 274 g ( = 9.67 oz / 0.6 pounds)
3919 Euro
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