M4 iPad Pro vs M3 MacBook Pro: Which One Wins?

Well, this is a weird battle, isn’t it?

Mark Ellis
Mac O’Clock

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We are living in strange times. We currently have an iPad Pro with a chip that’s technically newer and more capable than anything you can put into a MacBook Pro.

I’m not daft, though (stop laughing at the back). I’m fully aware that the iPad Pro and the MacBook Pro are two vastly different propositions that can be configured in entirely different ways.

The purpose of this comparison isn’t to say what’s the best out of the two, because there’s no such thing. I just want to guide you to the right purchase.

Although let’s be honest, this is just a fascinating topic, isn’t it?

The case for the M3 MacBook Pro

A grey checkered desk with an iPad Pro 2024 and magic keyboard on the left and the silver MacBook Pro M3 on the right
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I’m a massive MacBook Pro fanboy. While I’ve recently switched successfully to the S24 Ultra from the iPhone 15 Pro Max, I have no desire to ever switch from the MacBook Pro to something of the Windows variety. The thought scares me to death. Therefore, listing what makes the MacBook Pro such a brilliant choice if you’re considering between it and the iPad Pro was pretty straightforward.

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Mark Ellis
Mac O’Clock

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