2023 MacBook Pro vs. Galaxy Book 3 Ultra: specs and performance comparison

Samsung recently launched the new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra laptop which features a 16-inch display, Core i9 CPU, GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, and more. It is a worthy Windows PC to be compared to Apple’s 2023 MacBook Pro which is powered by next-generation M2 Pro and M2 Max chips.

If you are planning to upgrade your laptop and need a detailed comparison of the M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro and Galaxy Book 3 Ultra, then continue reading.

2023 MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro (2023) vs. Galaxy Book 3 Ultra: Specifications

2023 MacBook Pro Specs Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
M2 Pro
M2 Max
Processor Intel Core i7-13700H
Intel Core i9 – 13900H
Up to 96GB RAM 16GB
Up to 8TB SSD 1TB
Up to 38-core GPU Graphics Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070
Liquid Retina XDR
Size: 14-inch and 16-inch
Resolution: Up to 3456-by-2234 pixels
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Display AMOLED
Size: 16-inch
Resolution: 1800×2880 pixels
Refresh rate: 120Hz
3 USB-C Thunderbolt 4
SDXC card slot
3.5 mm headphone jack
MagSafe 3
2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4
1 USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
1 microSD card reader
1 3.5mm audio jack
100 watt-hour Battery 76 watt-hours
macOS Ventura Operating system Windows 11
1080p FaceTime HD Camera 1080p Full HD webcam
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax)
Bluetooth 5.3
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6E 2×2
Bluetooth 5.1
14-inch with M2 Pro: 1.60 kg
14-inch with M2 Max: 1.63 kg
16-inch with M2 Pro: 2.15 kg
16-inch with M2 Pro: 2.16 kg
Weight 1.79 kg
Silver and Space Gray Color options Graphite
Starting at $1999 (14-inch)
Starting at $2499 (16-inch)
Price Starting at $2399

2023 MacBook Pro

M2 Max MacBook Pro vs. Galaxy Book 3 Ultra: Performance comparison

The CPU benchmark scores of both computers reveal the M2 Max MacBook Pro (2023) is faster than Galaxy Book 3 Ultra with Core i7 and Core i9 processors.

CPU Geekbench benchmark score of 16-inch MacBook Pro with M2 Max (12 cores)

  • M2 Pro (12 cores)
    • Single-core: 2642
    • Multi-core: 14,084
  • M2 Max (12 cores)
    • Single-core: 2,747
    • Multi-core: 14,427

CPU Geekbench benchmark score of 16-inch Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

The system on chip (SoC) Apple Silicon includes GPU cores, along with CPU cores. The M2 Max chip comes with up to 38-core GPU. The Metal benchmark scores also reveal the M2 Max is faster than GeForce RTX 4050.

  • M2 Max Metal benchmark score: 86,805
  • GeForce RTX 4050 Metal benchmark score: 71409

2023 MacBook Pro vs. Galaxy Book 3 Ultra: Which one to buy?

M2 Pro and M2 Max chips clearly outperform the new Intel Core i7 and Core i9 chips to deliver faster CPU and GPU speeds.

If you are comfortable with working on Windows 11 operating system, then opt for Galaxy Book 3 Ultra for its slightly cheaper price and decent performance.

If OS is not a factor in deciding on a computer, then opt for M2 Pro or M2 Max Macbook which can handle everyday tasks with ease, along with heavy workloads like photo and video editing, coding, and others.

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