The MacBook Pro 14-inch (2023) and MacBook Pro 16-inch (2023) may share the same design as their respective predecessors, but based on our testing, they’re the company’s most powerful laptops yet. Considering the performance and power efficiency of laptops, this is another victory for Apple’s silicon.
In Tom’s Guide’s MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022) battery test, which involves continuous surfing at 150 nits of screen brightness, the MacBook Pro 13-inch lasted 18 hours and 20 minutes. At the time, it was the longest-lasting laptop we’ve reviewed. Now, however, there’s a new battery life champion.
Apple’s MacBook Pro 16-inch, which contains the M2 Max chip (12-core CPU, 38-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine), 96GB of unified memory, and 4TB of SSD storage. Running this laptop through our battery test, the new Apple laptop clocked in at 18 hours and 56 minutes! That kills the battery life of the M2-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro, not to mention every other laptop we’ve ever reviewed and tested. Right now, the new 16-inch MacBook Pro appears to have the longest-lasting battery of any consumer laptop.
Below, we compare the battery life of the 16-inch MacBook Pro with some of the best Windows laptops and the best MacBooks.
How MacBook Pro 16-inch 2023 battery life compares to competing laptops
MacBook Pro 16-inch 2023: Which laptops can compare to it?
As mentioned above, last year’s MacBook Pro 13-inch reigned supreme with its impressive 18 hours, 20 minutes of battery life. The tested MacBook Pro 16-inch lasted 36 minutes longer. That may not sound like much.
The 15-inch Dell Latitude 9510 is another laptop with an impressive 18 hours and 17 minutes of battery life in the same league. That’s just three minutes shy of the 2022 MacBook Pro, which makes the two laptops pretty even. That being said, Dell’s laptop has a lower-resolution 1080p display.
In terms of battery life, the 2022 MacBook Pro 13-inch (pictured above) is now second only to the 2023 MacBook Pro 16-inch.
MacBook Pro 16-inch 2023: The new champion
We wonder if the 2023 MacBook Pro will match or exceed the epic battery life of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. We now have the answer, and while this laptop comes with an eye-popping price tag, there’s no denying the incredible battery life.
Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch M2 Max chip (12-core CPU and 38-core graphics processor)