M3 Max MacBook Pro review: world-beating laptop gets even better, with more processing power than 2022’s Apple M2 Max and superior speakers

user avatar Author: Editors Desk Source: South China Morning Post
November 16, 2023 at 06:37
  • The latest M3 Max MacBook Pro is a stunning laptop that’s head and shoulders above its opposition – Apple’s own M2 Max MacBook Pro from 2022
  • The M2 Max was a world beater, but the M3 Max boasts a processor and graphics even more powerful. Quite simply, it beats any other laptop – and many PCs
The M3 Max MacBook Pro (above) has surpassed the M2 Max’s processing power, graphics, audio and battery life, and leads the market in laptop CPUs and GPUs, as well as outperforming many PCs. Photo: Ben Sin
The M3 Max MacBook Pro (above) has surpassed the M2 Max’s processing power, graphics, audio and battery life, and leads the market in laptop CPUs and GPUs, as well as outperforming many PCs. Photo: Ben Sin

Barely a year after the launch of the M2 Max MacBook Pro, which surpassed rival laptops in power and efficiency, Apple is back with an updated version, the M3 Max, launched alongside machines with lower-tier M3 and M3 Pro chips.

It’s an unusual move for the US tech giant, whose products usually have a longer life cycle than just 10 months, but nonetheless the M2 Max is old news. The M3 Max brings a new 3-nanometre silicon architecture and four more performance cores (a total of 12) over its predecessor.

The M3 Max MacBook Pro comes with either a 14-inch or 16-inch display. This review is of the larger size that has highest-tier configuration, with 128GB of unified memory.

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