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MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
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TUF Gaming A16
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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Excellent overall display quality
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS TUF Gaming A16
  • Very good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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General Use

8.9
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
7.8
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
489.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
13.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
8.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.7/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) is very good for general use, while the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 is good.

Gaming and AI

7.0
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
8.4
5.2/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.9/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
The ASUS TUF Gaming A16 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) is good.

Content Creation

8.7
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
8.0
7.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) and ASUS TUF Gaming A16 are both very good for content creation, though the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) is somewhat better.

Software Development

8.8
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
7.7
7.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) is very good for software development, while the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 is good.

Screen Quality

9.2
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
7.9
14.2in
SIZE
16.0in
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
489.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
300.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has a better screen than the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 for general use, AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

13.5 Hours
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
6.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has 13.5 hours of battery life. The ASUS TUF Gaming A16 has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
Fair
14.2in
SIZE
16.0in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
5.0 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
1.1in
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) has very good portability, while the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
7.2
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) has best in class build quality, while the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Engineering and Design

8.7
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
8.6
7.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
5.2/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) and ASUS TUF Gaming A16 are both very good for engineering and design.

Cost

$1,749
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
TUF Gaming A16
$1,699
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) has a price of $1,749 and the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 costs $1,699.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) and the ASUS TUF Gaming A16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)ASUS TUF Gaming A16
Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)ASUS TUF Gaming A16

GENERAL

Price
$1,749
$1,699
Release Date
January 1, 2023March 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.61''14'' x 9.9'' x 1.11''
Weight
3.5 lbs5 lbs
Width
12.31"13.98"
Depth
8.71"9.92"

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M2 Pro (10C)AMD Ryzen 9 7940HX
RAM
32 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55
RAM Slots
02
Storage
512 GB1024 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
13.5 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
69.6 Wh90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14.2"16"
Display Technology
Mini LEDIPS
Resolution
3024 x 19642560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
120Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
489 nits300 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/107.2/10
Portability Score
8.6/106.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Premium Business Laptop
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/106.8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9.5/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/106.8/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
4N/A

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)

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Andreas Osthoff | January 2023
"In the Apple MacBook Pro 14 2023, the M2 Pro is slowed down. From the improved 5nm process, the new M2 Pro is a very solid upgrade. Graphics performance has increased by about 25% in tandem with a clear improvement in efficiency. The processor has also seen a performance leap of up to 20%, but this is accompanied by an increase in consumption of up to 25%. Fundamentally, Apple its maintaining its advantage over AMD and Intel, particularly in optimized applications where the results are very good in view of the comparatively low power consumption."

ASUS TUF Gaming A16

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PCWorld

Dominic Bayley | May 2023
"The A16 makes an excellent case against more expensive laptops like the Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 and the MSI Katana GF76, especially if you’re into 1080p gaming. However, although its affordable, it doesn’t skimp on performance or a robust chassis. But for me, the biggest factor that sets it apart from these options is its incredible battery life. In my time reviewing laptops, I can’t remember when I last saw a gaming laptop lasted 11 and a half hours on a single charge, which makes the A16, in my book, truly outstanding."

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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.

About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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