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MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
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Blade 14 (2024)
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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 speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the Razer Blade 14 (2024)
  • Very good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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General Use

9.1
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
8.3
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
489.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
466.0 nits
13.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
10.0 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 Razer Blade 14 (2024) is very good.

Gaming and AI

7.5
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
8.4
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Razer Blade 14 (2024) 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)
Blade 14 (2024)
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 Razer Blade 14 (2024) is very good.

Software Development

9.0
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
8.1
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 Razer Blade 14 (2024) is very good.

Screen Quality

9.2
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
8.8
14.2in
SIZE
14.0in
3024 x 1964
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
489.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
466.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has a better screen than the Razer Blade 14 for general use, engineering and design, software development, and content creation, while the Razer Blade 14 has a better screen for gaming and AI.

Battery

13.5 Hours
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
10.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 has 13.5 hours of battery life. The Razer Blade 14 has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
Good
14.2in
SIZE
14.0in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
4.0 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has very good portability, while the Razer Blade 14 (2024) has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
8.5
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has best in class build quality, while the Razer Blade 14 (2024) has very good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Engineering and Design

8.8
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
8.6
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.3/10
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) and Razer Blade 14 (2024) are both very good for engineering and design.

Cost

$2,199
MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)
Blade 14 (2024)
$2,200
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$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

The Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) has a price of $2,199 and the Razer Blade 14 (2024) costs $2,200.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023) and the Razer Blade 14 (2024) compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)Razer Blade 14 (2024)
Apple MacBook Pro 14 (Late 2023)Razer Blade 14 (2024)

GENERAL

Price
$2,199
$2,200
Release Date
November 1, 2023January 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.7'' x 0.61''12.2'' x 9'' x 0.71''
Weight
3.5 lbs4.05 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M3 Pro (12C)AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
Graphics
M3 Pro (18C) RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
18 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
13.5 Hours10 Hours
Battery Capacity
72.4 Wh68.1 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14.2"14"
Display Technology
Mini LEDIPS
Resolution
3024 x 19642560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
120Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
489 nits466 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/108.5/10
Portability Score
8.6/108/10
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
10/108/10
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."

Razer Blade 14 (2024)

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Allen Ngo | May 2022
"After making a huge splash with the original 2021 model, it's expected that the 2022 refresh would be more of a minor update to an already impressive machine. It adds a higher resolution webcam (720p to 1080p), faster CPU (Ryzen 9 5900HX to Ryzen 9 6900HX), faster GPU (RTX 3070/3080 to 3070/3080 Ti), faster RAM (DDR4-3200 to DDR5-4800), faster M.2 SSD support (PCIe3 x4 to PCIe4 x4), newer WLAN module (Killer AX1690i to Qualcomm WCN685x), and a MUX switch for the new integrated Radeon 680M GPU. It's indubitably an upgrade especially in terms of single-thread processor performance."

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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 Razer

Razer is an American-Singaporean technology company. Razer is best known for their Blade series laptops, well known for their strong performance and sleek design. Although Razer charges a premium price tag for their laptops, buyers can expect a stealthy laptop with clean fit and finish and strong performance. All of their models offer great portability and build quality compared to other gaming laptops.

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