M3 Max or M3 Pro?

We help you decide which MacBook Pro is the right choice.

Looking to buy one of the new M3 MacBook Pros? If you’re currently running an M1 machine or older, you’re probably due an upgrade.

Firstly, don’t even think about getting the entry-level M3 MacBook Pro: There are better options in Apple’s laptop lineup.

That leaves you to decide between the M3 Pro chip and the M3 Max. To help you, we put together a detailed breakdown that weighs all the options.

TLDR: The high-end Max chip brings such a massive performance boost that it’s worth the extra dough if you’re going to do compute-intensive work. Plus, there are other benefits, too.

Also in today’s newsletter:

  • The newly launched M3 iMac is seeing its first substantial discount. I have the older M1 version, and it’s a great machine for the home. One surprising benefit is how easy it is to move it wherever you want it.

  • The tiny new Opal Tadpole webcam is getting a lot of buzz for packing high-def 4K video in a small package.

  • It can be tricky to find electric car charging stations in Apple Maps. Here are some tips to make it easier.

  • If you’re gonna travel for the holidays, this is a great little 3-in-1 travel charger for juicing all your Apple devices.

  • When we launched this newsletter, the plan was to present only five posts a day. We wanted it to be a quick and easy read, with just the day’s top news. Well, that plan went completely out the window. We typically include at least 10 posts, and often more. Is it too much? Please take the poll below to tell us your preferences. Thanks!

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