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MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
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Aorus 17H
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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 Gigabyte Aorus 17H
  • Very good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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General Use

8.9
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
7.9
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
489.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
351.0 nits
13.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
8.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
5.9/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) is very good for general use, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H is good.

Gaming and AI

7.1
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
8.6
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 17H is very good for gaming and AI, while the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) is good.

Content Creation

8.8
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
8.0
7.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) and Gigabyte Aorus 17H are both very good for content creation, though the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) is somewhat better.

Software Development

8.9
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
7.6
7.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) is very good for software development, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H is good.

Screen Quality

9.2
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
8.3
14.2in
SIZE
17.3in
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
360Hz
489.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
351.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has a better screen than the Gigabyte Aorus 17H for general use, engineering and design, software development, and content creation, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

13.5 Hours
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
6.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has 13.5 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte Aorus 17H has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
Poor
14.2in
SIZE
17.3in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
5.9 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
1.1in
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) has very good portability, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
7.4
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) has best in class build quality, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17H has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Engineering and Design

8.4
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
8.4
7.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
3.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Gigabyte Aorus 17H and Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) are both very good for engineering and design.

Cost

$1,699
MacBook Pro 14 (2023)
Aorus 17H
$1,799
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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 $1,699 and the Gigabyte Aorus 17H costs $1,799.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023) and the Gigabyte Aorus 17H compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)Gigabyte Aorus 17H
Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2023)Gigabyte Aorus 17H

GENERAL

Price
$1,699
$1,799
Release Date
January 1, 2023January 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.61''15.7'' x 10.2'' x 1.18''
Weight
3.5 lbs5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M2 Pro (10C)Intel i7-13700H
Graphics
M2 Pro (16C) RTX 4080 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
32 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
13.5 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
69.6 Wh99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14.2"17.3"
Display Technology
Mini LEDIPS
Resolution
3024 x 19641920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz360Hz
Display Brightness
489 nits351 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/107.4/10
Portability Score
8.6/105.9/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8.8/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9.5/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/108/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
31
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
44

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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."

Gigabyte Aorus 17H

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Peter Donnell | February 2023
"Overall though, it’s *lots of swearing* fast, seriously. For work, rendering, gaming, it doesn’t matter, this is a true weapon of performance that’s going to run rings around most high-end desktop systems. If you absolutely have to game at ultra-high refresh rates on the go (but within thinking distance of a plug socket), this is the ticket. I can’t see such an extreme being that appealing to everyone, but if you take your gaming seriously, or even professionally, there’s nothing else out there that comes close that you can still fit in your backpack and travel with."

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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 Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

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