MacBook Pro family

Guide to Apple MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro is better suited to high-end creative professionals who need a powerful laptop with great graphics for tasks like photo and video editing.

MacBook Pro 14"

MacBook Pro 14″

Choose between standard M3, M3 Pro or M3 Max chips. Apple MacBook Pro 14” is available with any of the three M3 chips, unlike the 16”, which only offers M3 Pro or M3 Max.

Go space black. If you choose an M3 Pro or M3 Max version of this laptop, you’re able to get it in Apple’s space black colour option, as well as silver.

It’s worth noting that this colour option is not available for standard M3 versions of this laptop – these are available in either silver or space grey.

High-performance upgrades. MacBook Pro 14” can be upgraded to a maximum spec of 16-Core CPU, 40-Core GPU, 128GB RAM and 8TB SSD, and the same is true for the 16”.

The difference between them is that the 14”, unlike the 16”, also has a lower spec M3 option – 8-Core CPU / 10-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD.

Smaller, lighter option. A standard M3 MacBook Pro 14” weighs in at 1.55kg, an M3 Pro at 1.61kg and an M3 Max at 1.62kg.

Battery life. MacBook Pro 14” M3 has a battery life of up to 15 hrs web, 22 hrs video, whereas the M3 Pro and M3 Max models have a battery life of up to 12 hrs web, 18 hrs video.

MacBook Pro 16″

Choose between M3 Pro or M3 Max chips. Apple MacBook Pro 16” is available with only two of the M3 chips (unlike the 14”, which offers either standard M3, M3 Pro or M3 Max).

Go space black. All MacBook Pro 16” models are available in the space black colour option, as well as silver.

High-performance upgrades. MacBook Pro 16” can be upgraded to a maximum spec of 16-Core CPU, 40-Core GPU, 128GB RAM and 8TB SSD, and the same is true for the 14”.

The difference between them is that the 14”, unlike the 16”, also has a lower spec M3 option – 8-Core CPU / 10-Core GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD.

Bigger, heavier option. An M3 Pro MacBook Pro 16” weighs in at 2.14 kg, and an M3 Max at 2.16 kg.

Battery life. All MacBook Pro 16” models have a battery life of up to 15 hrs web, 22 hrs video.

MacBook Pro 16"

MacBook Pros Compared

Battery Life WeightFlexi Price
MacBook Pro 14″ M315 hrs web, 22 hrs video1.55 kgFrom £14.95 per week
MacBook Pro 14″ M3 Pro12 hrs web, 18 hrs video1.61 kgFrom £18.50 per week
MacBook Pro 14″ M3 Max12 hrs web, 18 hrs video1.62 kgFrom £28.95 per week
MacBook Pro 16″ M3 Pro15 hrs web, 22 hrs videoYesFrom £22.90 per week
MacBook Pro 16″ M3 Max15 hrs web, 22 hrs videoYesFrom £31.75 per week

MacBook Pro in summary

MacBook Pro is Apple’s premium range of laptops, designed for creative professionals and those with heavily data intensive workloads.

When it comes to choosing between MacBook Pro 14″ and MacBook Pro 16″, it’s worth noting what kind of M3 chip you’re after, as options differ between each model (the standard M3 chip is only available on 14″ MacBook Pro, not the 16″).

Other than that, the decision you make is mostly down to display size preference!