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MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
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ROG Zephyrus G14
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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
  • Excellent for general use
  • Excellent for software development
  • Excellent for content creation
  • Excellent overall display quality
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14
  • Very good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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General Use

9.1
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.3
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
489.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
392.0 nits
13.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
9.5 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
8.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.9/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is excellent for general use, while the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is very good.

Gaming and AI

7.5
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.5
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
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
6.5/10
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is good.

Content Creation

9.1
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.4
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is excellent for content creation, while the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is very good.

Software Development

9.0
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.0
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) is excellent for software development, while the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is very good.

Screen Quality

9.2
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.2
14.2in
SIZE
14.0in
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
489.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
392.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has a better screen than the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 for general use, AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

13.5 Hours
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
9.5 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has 13.5 hours of battery life. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has 9.5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
Good
14.2in
SIZE
14.0in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
3.7 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has very good portability, while the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.5
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has best in class build quality, while the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 has very good build quality.

Cost

$2,149
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
$2,500
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$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has a price of $2,149 and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 costs $2,500.
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Key similarities

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Engineering and Design

8.8
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
ROG Zephyrus G14
8.6
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.9/10
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) and ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 are both very good for engineering and design.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

GENERAL

Price
$2,149
$2,500
Release Date
November 1, 2023May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.61''12.3'' x 8.9'' x 0.79''
Weight
3.5 lbs3.79 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M3 Pro (12C)AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
Graphics
M3 Pro (18C) RTX 4080 (125 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
18 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
13.5 Hours9.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
72.4 Wh76 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14.2"14"
Display Technology
Mini LEDIPS
Resolution
3024 x 19642560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
120Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
489 nits392 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/108.5/10
Portability Score
8.6/107.9/10
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
9.5/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/109.8/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
32
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
3N/A

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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."

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14

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Andreas Osthoff | April 2023
"The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 offers an impressive package. Asus improves the performance of the new 2023 ROG Zephyrus G14 considerable and offers a very powerful 14-inch notebook with plenty of performance for gamers and content creators. The high-quality chassis is unchanged from last year, but is now equipped with the latest and greatest from AMD as well as Nvidia. The Mini-LED panel also puts up a convincing performance in pretty much every regard, even though the MacBook Pro 14 still offers superior brightness values. The panel works extremely well for gaming and the included color profiles offer very accurate colors."

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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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