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Solid reviews for new M3 MacBook Pros and iMac

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Eighteen months ago, long-time Mac expert Jason Snell got a Mac Studio equipped with the most powerful Apple silicon at the time — the M1 Max.

Snell figured the speedy desktop machine would last him a while.

He was wrong.

The Mac Studio is completely blown out of the water by a new MacBook Pro equipped with the M3 Max, which Snell tested for a review.

It’s such a big jump, he’s even starting to question how often he should be upgrading his machines.

“The M3 Max is so much faster that it’s making even me question my upgrade cycle,” he writes.

Snell is just one of several reviewers who were impressed by the performance of the new machines. See our review roundup of all the new MacBooks — plus the new M3 iMac.

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  • If you’ve been holding out for a bigger M3 iMac — say, one with a 27-inch screen — don’t hold your breath.

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— Steve Jobs, 1984.

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