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Aspire 3 14
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MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
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Advantages of the Acer Aspire 3 14
  • Very good portability
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Excellent 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 16 (2021)
8.6
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
3456 x 2234
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
250.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
497.0 nits
9.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
17.5 Hours
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.5/10
8.3/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) is very good for general use, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is good.

Gaming and AI

5.9
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
7.0
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
5.0/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
3456 x 2234
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.7/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) is good for gaming and AI, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is poor.

Engineering and Design

6.1
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
8.4
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.5/10
3.5/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
5.0/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) is very good for engineering and design, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is only fair.

Content Creation

7.2
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
8.6
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.5/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
3456 x 2234
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) is very good for content creation, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is good.

Software Development

7.1
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
8.6
4.3/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.5/10
8.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
3456 x 2234
6.2/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.5/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) is very good for software development, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 is good.

Screen Quality

6.1
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
9.4
14.0in
SIZE
16.2in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
3456 x 2234
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
120Hz
250.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
497.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 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 16 (2021)
17.5 Hours
The Acer Aspire 3 14 has 9.5 hours of battery life. The Apple MacBook Pro 16 has 17.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
Good
14.0in
SIZE
16.2in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
4.7 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Acer Aspire 3 14 has very good portability, while the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

6.2
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
10.0
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) has best in class build quality, while the Acer Aspire 3 14 has only fair build quality.

Cost

$399
Aspire 3 14
MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
$2,423
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The Acer Aspire 3 14 has a price of $399 and the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) costs $2,423.
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How the Acer Aspire 3 14 and the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Acer Aspire 3 14Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021)
Acer Aspire 3 14Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2021)

GENERAL

Price
$399
$2,423
Release Date
March 1, 2023October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.9'' x 8.5'' x 0.74''14'' x 9.8'' x 0.66''
Weight
3.09 lbs4.7 lbs
Width
12.9"14.01"
Depth
8.5"9.77"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7520UApple M1 Pro (10C)
RAM
8 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55
RAM Slots
00
Storage
512 GB512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
9.5 Hours17.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
40 Wh99.6 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"16.2"
Display Technology
IPSMini LED
Resolution
1920 x 10803456 x 2234
Refresh Rate
60Hz120Hz
Display Brightness
250 nits497 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
6.3/1010/10
Portability Score
8.4/107.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Premium Business Laptop
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
10/108.8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.3/109.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
6/1010/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
20
USB-C ports
13
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
12
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Andreas Osthoff | February 2023
"The Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023: M2 Max challenges GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The new MacBook Pro 16 2023 with the M2 Max SoC is the most powerful laptop Apple has on sale right now. While we do not get the expected performance and efficiency improvements from completely new 3 nm chips, which we expected ahead of the launch, the 2023 model is still a solid update. The CPU of the M2 Max can be up to 20 % faster than the old model and we also see an advantage of 25-30 % for the GPU with 38 cores. However, both components also consume more power, so the efficiency did not change that much under maximum load."

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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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