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

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