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Aspire 3 14
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MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 3 14
  • The Acer Aspire 3 14 has no clear advantages over the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022).
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
  • Very good for general use
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Good overall display quality
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Best in class battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard

Key differences

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General Use

7.0
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
8.0
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
497.0 nits
9.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
20.0 Hours
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.5/10
8.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
8.9/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is very good for general use, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is good.

Gaming and AI

5.9
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
6.5
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
4.3/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
10.0/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is only fair for gaming and AI, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is poor.

Engineering and Design

6.1
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
7.6
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
4.3/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is good for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is only fair.

Content Creation

7.2
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
8.0
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is very good for content creation, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is good.

Software Development

7.1
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
8.0
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.7/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.5/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) is very good for software development, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is good.

Screen Quality

6.1
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
7.6
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
497.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 has a better screen than the Acer Aspire 3 14 for general use, AI, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

9.5 Hours
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
20.0 Hours
The Acer Aspire 3 14 has 9.5 hours of battery life. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 has 20 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
Very Good
14.0in
SIZE
13.3in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
3.0 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) and Acer Aspire 3 14 both have very good portability, though the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has somewhat better portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.2
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
10.0
The Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) has best in class build quality, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 has only fair build quality.

Cost

$399
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
$1,499
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Acer Aspire 3 14 has a price of $399 and the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) costs $1,499.
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How the Acer Aspire 3 14 and the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 3 14Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)
Acer Aspire 3 14Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022)

GENERAL

Price
$399
$1,499
Release Date
March 1, 2023June 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.9'' x 8.5'' x 0.74''12'' x 8.4'' x 0.61''
Weight
3.09 lbs3 lbs
Width
12.9"11.97"
Depth
8.5"8.36"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7520UApple M2
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55
RAM Slots
00
Storage
512 GB256 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 Hours20 Hours
Battery Capacity
40 Wh58.2 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"13.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10802560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits497 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.3/1010/10
Portability Score
8.4/108.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
10/1010/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.3/109.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/109.5/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
20
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
11
Thunderbolt Version
N/A3

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Andreas Osthoff | June 2022
"The MacBook Pro 13 is still a very good subnotebook. The 2022 MacBook Pro 13 might look like recycling at first, because the device is completely identical to the old model expect for the new M2 SoC. We have to admit that we were surprised to see another iteration of the MBP 13 as well. The laptop is obviously familiar, but this does not change the fact that it is still a very good subnotebook. You get an excellent chassis with good stability, a very good display, good input devices and the new M2 chip is very powerful and efficient."

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About Acer

Acer is a prominent Taiwanese electronics brand which makes a wide range of laptops, with multiple product lines catering to personal use, gaming, and business use. They are renowned for having exceptional value for money, as they frequently offer good specifications at a lower price than other manufacturers.

About Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

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