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MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you value a higher-resolution display, longer battery life, and a lighter device for general use and professional work, the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) may suit you better, additionally benefiting from a MacOS environment. On the other hand, the Gigabyte Aorus 17G, running on Windows, provides a higher refresh rate and dedicated graphics card, making it more suitable for intensive gaming and some engineering or 3D tasks despite being heavier and having less battery life. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for software development
  • Very good for content creation
  • Excellent overall display quality
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Good portability
  • Best in class battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the Gigabyte Aorus 17G
  • The Gigabyte Aorus 17G has no clear advantages over the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023).

Key differences

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General Use

8.8
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
7.5
3456 x 2234
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
487.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
282.0 nits
17.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
7.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.0/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) is very good for general use, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17G is good.

Engineering and Design

8.7
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
7.9
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.5/10
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) is very good for engineering and design, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17G is good.

Content Creation

8.9
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
7.5
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
3456 x 2234
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) is very good for content creation, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17G is good.

Software Development

8.9
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
7.2
9.1/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
7.4/10
18.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
3456 x 2234
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) is very good for software development, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17G is good.

Screen Quality

9.4
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
8.0
16.2in
SIZE
17.3in
3456 x 2234
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
Mini LED
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
300Hz
487.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
282.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 has a better screen than the Gigabyte Aorus 17G for general use, AI, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

17.5 Hours
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
6.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 has 17.5 hours of battery life. The Gigabyte Aorus 17G has 6 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
Fair
16.2in
SIZE
17.3in
4.7 lbs
WEIGHT
5.9 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) has good portability, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17G has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
7.4
The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) has best in class build quality, while the Gigabyte Aorus 17G has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and AI

7.4
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
7.6
5.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
8.5/10
3456 x 2234
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
120Hz
REFRESH RATE
300Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
The Gigabyte Aorus 17G and Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) are both good for gaming and AI.

Cost

$2,334
MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)
Aorus 17G
$2,329
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$3,500

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) has a price of $2,334 and the Gigabyte Aorus 17G costs $2,329.

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How the Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023) and the Gigabyte Aorus 17G compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)Gigabyte Aorus 17G
Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)Gigabyte Aorus 17G

GENERAL

Price
$2,334
$2,329
Release Date
November 1, 2023April 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.8'' x 0.66''15.9'' x 10.8'' x 1''
Weight
4.7 lbs5.95 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M3 Pro (12C)Intel i7-11800H
Graphics
M3 Pro (18C) RTX 3070 (105 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
18 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
54

BATTERY

Battery Life
17.5 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.6 Wh99 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16.2"17.3"
Display Technology
Mini LEDIPS
Resolution
3456 x 22341920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
120Hz300Hz
Display Brightness
487 nits282 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/107.4/10
Portability Score
7.6/106.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
8.8/106.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9.5/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
10/107.5/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
03
USB-C ports
31
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
44

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Apple MacBook Pro 16 (Late 2023)

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Andreas Osthoff | February 2023
"The Apple MacBook Pro 16 2023: M2 Max challenges GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. The new MacBook Pro 16 2023 with the M2 Max SoC is the most powerful laptop Apple has on sale right now. While we do not get the expected performance and efficiency improvements from completely new 3 nm chips, which we expected ahead of the launch, the 2023 model is still a solid update. The CPU of the M2 Max can be up to 20 % faster than the old model and we also see an advantage of 25-30 % for the GPU with 38 cores. However, both components also consume more power, so the efficiency did not change that much under maximum load."

Gigabyte Aorus 17G

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Sascha Mölck | June 2021
"The Aorus 17G isn't among the top RTX 3080 laptops due to its relatively low TGP of 105 watts. The device's gaming performance is average for an RTX 3080. For maximum performance, competitors like the Lenovo Legion 7 or the Alienware m17 R4 are recommended With the Aorus 17G, Gigabyte delivers a well-rounded gaming laptop. However, the device generates a high noise level. Throttling is not an issue. The CPU and GPU can develop their performance uniformly. Nevertheless, the device produces a lot of noise under load - more than many competitors."

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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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