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Apple MacBook Pro with M3 chip Specs, Price, and Release Date

Apple MacBook Pro with M3 chip Specs: The new 2023 14-inch MacBook Pro will be powered by the new Apple M3 chip. The new M3 chipset has new and faster CPU and GPU cores which means the MacBook Pro with the M3 chipset is faster than the MacBook Pro with the M2 chipset.

In this article, I’ll share with you the important specs of the 2023 14-inch MacBook Pro that is powered by the new Apple M3 chip. I’ll also share the price for the various models, their release date, and where you can buy any of the models.

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Apple MacBook Pro with M3 Chip


The Apple M3 chipset in the 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro comes has an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU. It comes with 8GB of RAM or Unified Storage and up to 2TB of internal storage.

Apple MacBook Pro with M3 chip
M3 MacBook Pro performance (Credit: Apple)

The chipset is built on the TSMC 3nm process which is the same technology used in the Apple A17 Pro chipset in the Apple iPhone 15 Pro. The CPU, GPU, and RAM technology in the M3 chip is faster than those in the Apple M2 chipset.

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RAM and Storage

The 14-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M3 chip is available in various RAM and storage options. The laptop comes with just 8GB of RAM but the RAM can be paired with either 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of internal storage.

This means available storage options are 8GB RAM + 512GB storage, 8GB RAM + 1TB storage, or 8GB + 2TB storage. It also supports external storage via an SDXC card slot. There is no 256GB storage model available for the 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop with the M3 chip.

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The 2023 MacBook with M3 chipset comes with a 14-inch Liquid Retina XDR display. The display is a mini-LED backlit display that supports 120Hz auto-refresh rate.

It has a display resolution of 3024 by 1964 pixels and has a screen brightness of 1000 nits sustained full-screen. But the brightness of the screen can go as high as 1600 nits peak (HDR content only).

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Keyboard and Trackpad

The keyboard in the 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro laptop is the Magic Keyboard with backlight. For those in the US, it has 78 keys or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 full-height function keys. The keyboard also has 4 arrow keys in an inverted T arrangement.

MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad
MacBook Pro with M3 TrackPad (Credit: Apple)

The Touch ID sensor is also in the keyboard and it uses an Ambient light sensor. The Trackpad in the laptop is the Force Touch trackpad. If you’re familiar with the Apple MacBooks, then you should already know this trackpad. If you’re not familiar with MacBooks, then you should know it’s a good trackpad that can withstand pressure and clicks well.

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Wireless and Ports

For wireless connectivity, the 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop with M3 chip has Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.3. Available ports are Two Thunderbolt/USB 4 (USB-C) ports, an HDMI port, and an SDXC card slot.

Apple MacBook Pro ports
MacBook Pro with M3 ports (Credit: Apple)


The new MacBook Pro laptop with M3 chipset has six speakers. It has force-cancelling woofers and it supports Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos. The laptop also has a 3.5mm headphone jack port that supports high-impedance headphones.

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Battery and Charging

The battery inside the 2023 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 chip is a 70-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery. It supports 70W and 96W fast charging using the respective USB-C power adapter. In the box, along with the 14-inch MacBook Pro laptop with M3 chip, you’ll get a 2m long USB-C to MagSafe 3 Cable and a USB-C Power Adapter.

Software and UI

The 14-inch MacBook Pro 2023 with M3 chip boots Apple MacOS Sonoma software out of the box. This new software has features to improve your video presentations, boost your gaming performance, and personalize your device.

Apple MacBook Pro with M3 Chip Price and Release Date

The price of the 14-inch MacBook Pro with M3 chip is $1,599 for the 512GB model. The price of the model with 1TB storage is $1,799. However, if you apply for financing on the Apple website, you can get the 512GB storage model for $133.25 monthly for 12 months and the 1TB model for $149.91 monthly for 12 months.

The 14-inch M3 Apple MacBook Pro laptop was released by Apple on October 30, 2023. The laptop is now available for sale/pre-order and shipments will begin in the first week of November. You can buy the MacBook Pro with an M3 chip using the details in the table below.

Buy M3 MacBook Pro (2023)

M3 MacBook ProPriceStorage
Buy on Amazon$1,599.00512GB
Buy on Amazon(UK)£1,549.97512GB
Buy on Amazon(EUR)€1,998.99512GB





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