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MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
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Slim Pro 9i
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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Good for gaming and AI
  • Best in class overall display quality

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.8
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
7.7
2.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
7.1/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
3072 x 1920
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
8.0/10
The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i is good for gaming and AI, while the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.7
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
8.9
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
2.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
7.1/10
8.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i is very good for engineering and design, while the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is good.

Screen Quality

9.2
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
9.7
14.2in
SIZE
14.5in
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
3072 x 1920
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
489.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
618.0 nits
The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i has a better screen than the Apple MacBook Pro 14 for general use, gaming and AI, engineering and design, and content creation.

Battery

17.0 Hours
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
6.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has 17 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
Good
14.2in
SIZE
14.5in
3.4 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.8in
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has very good portability, while the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
8.0
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has best in class build quality, while the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.6
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
8.5
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
3072 x 1920
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
489.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
618.0 nits
17.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
8.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.6/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) and Lenovo Slim Pro 9i are both very good for general use.

Content Creation

8.5
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
8.6
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
3072 x 1920
8.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
Mini LED
The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i and Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

8.1
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
8.4
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.0/10
8.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
3072 x 1920
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.0/10
The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i and Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) are both very good for software development.

Cost

$1,599
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Slim Pro 9i
$1,500
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has a price of $1,599 and the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i costs $1,500.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) and the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)Lenovo Slim Pro 9i
Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)Lenovo Slim Pro 9i

GENERAL

Price
$1,599
$1,500
Release Date
November 1, 2023February 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.61''12.9'' x 9.6'' x 0.85''
Weight
3.4 lbs3.7 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M3Intel i7-13705H
Graphics
M3 (10C) RTX 4050 (100 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
8 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
17 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
69.6 Wh75 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14.2"14.5"
Display Technology
Mini LEDMini LED
Resolution
3024 x 19643072 x 1920
Refresh Rate
120Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
489 nits618 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/108/10
Portability Score
8.6/107.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/108/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9.5/108/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/108/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
13
Thunderbolt Version
34

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 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."

Lenovo Slim Pro 9i

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Matthew S. Smith | August 2023
"The Lenovo Slim Pro 9i is an impressive laptop with a brilliant Mini-LED display, a powerful 100-watt version of Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics, and excellent connectivity. Having run the Cinebench benchmark again, we were impressed with the CPU performance. That makes the Slim Pro 9i is an easy recommendation, especially for those who care about GPU and CPU performance. It’s also a fantastic choice if you frequently view HDR movies and games on your laptop."

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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 Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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