M3 vs. M3 Pro: Which MacBook Pro is right for you?
Our head-to-head comparison pits Apple's entry-level Pro laptop against the midrange model.
If you’re considering getting a laptop from Apple’s new lineup of M3 machines, you might want to think twice before going for the entry-level model.
Yes, the laptops might look incredibly similar. And the standard M3 chip is plenty powerful for many everyday uses. But a look at the two MacBook Pros’ internals shows why you should seriously consider forking over an extra $400 (at least) to get the M3 Pro model.
Plus, you know you want that sweet new space black finish …
Also in today’s newsletter:
Our handy guide to Apple’s Family Sharing shows why you should set it up (and walks you through the whole thing).
Are you tired of people hammering on Humane’s upcoming Ai Pin? We’re not. Here are even more reasons the AI-powered gadget looks like a loser.
Cult of Mac Deals has some hot gadget buys for you ahead of Black Friday: an iPhone/Apple Watch power bank, a super-affordable way to add CarPlay to your car, some open-ear headphones for people who find AirPods uncomfortable, and a discount drone that’s perfect for beginners.
Season four of Apple TV+ space fantasy For All Mankind blasted off Friday. If you already watched it, relive the fun with our recap.
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The Humane Ai Pin got nothing on Apple's version.
— Basic Apple Guy (@BasicAppleGuy)
Nov 11, 2023
An iPhone user’s “Now Playing” widget was stuck on the title of an adult video they were watching
— Dexerto (@Dexerto)
Nov 10, 2023
One more thing ...
It’s hard to remember how primitive it was. There was no such thing as a computer with a graphics video display. It was literally a printer. It was a teletype printer with a keyboard on it. And so you would keyboard these commands in, and then you would wait for a while, and the thing would go… And it would tell you something.
Which M3 chip is right for you?
Results from last Friday’s poll: How much RAM do you need?
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