Reviewing the MacBook Pro M3, iMac, and Steam Deck OLED: A Comprehensive Comparison

We obtained Apple’s new M3 MacBook Pros and iMac. In this episode, we discuss our full thoughts about all of Apple’s new hardware together with Deputy Editor Nathan Ingraham. The main advice is not to purchase the base model of either computer with just 8GB of RAM. Other than that, the M3 chips are solid upgrades across the board. Senior Editor Jessica Conditt also joins to talk about the new Steam Deck OLED, which has a slightly larger OLED screen than the original model and some extra battery life. While the performance remains the same, it’s a tempting holiday treat for anyone interested in a Steam Deck. If you want to listen, you can do so below or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you have suggestions or topics you’d like us to cover on the show, be sure to email us or drop a note in the comments. And don’t forget to check out our other podcast, Engadget News! Topics discussed in the episode include our reviews of Apple’s M3 iMac and M3 Pro MacBook Pro, the Steam Deck OLED review with Jess Conditt, Humane’s AI-powered device, Meta’s requirement for political campaigns to disclose AI-altered images in ads, Sam Bankman-Fried facing potential fraud charges and prison time, Rockstar’s confirmation of a GTA 6 trailer coming in December 2023, and our ongoing projects and pop culture picks. Lastly, the hosts of the podcast are Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar, with guest appearances by Nathan Ingraham and Jessica Conditt. The producer of the podcast is Ben Ellman, and the music is by Dale North and Terrence O’Brien.