MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

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The MacBook Pro 13” (2015) launched with macOS Sierra when it was released in May 2015, and it is part of the 3rd-generation of the MacBook Pro lineup. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) launched with macOS Ventura when it was released in October 2021, and it is part of the 5th-generation of the MacBook Pro lineup.

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MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13" prices start at $204, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" low price of $1400.

Specs Comparison

Features of the MacBook Pro 13” (2015) include a 13.3-inch Retina display, an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, up to 1TB of flash storage, up to 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Graphics 6100, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, HDMI, an SDXC memory card slot, a MagSafe 2 power port, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, stereo speakers, dual microphones, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) features include a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology, an Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, up to 64GB of RAM, up to 8TB of SSD storage, Touch ID, WiFi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.0, three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, an HDMI port, SDXC memory card slot, and a MagSafe 3 charging port. This model also features a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers, wide stereo sound, support for Spatial Audio, a studio-quality three-mic array, and a 3.5mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones.

Size

Measurements for the MacBook Pro 13” (2015) are 0.71” (H) x 12.35” (W) x 8.62” (W), with a weight of 3.48 pounds, and a 13.3” display size. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) measurements are as follows: 0.61” (H) x 12.31” (W) x 8.71” (D), with a weight of 3.5 pounds, and a 14.2” display size.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 13” (2015) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera with an advanced image signal processor with computational video.

Color Choices

MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13"

Available in 1 color:

  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Colors

The MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13" introduces one new color not found in the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" color palette: Gray. Both the MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share one color: Silver.
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The MacBook Pro 13” (2015) is available in one color: Silver. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) is available in two colors: Silver and Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

Choose from 5 storage options:

  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB
  • 4TB
  • 8TB

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MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" introduces three new storage options not found on the MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13": 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share two storage options: 512GB and 1TB. However, the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" does not have options for 128GB and 256GB, as seen on the MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 13".
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The MacBook Pro 13” (2015) storage options include 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. Storage options on the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) include 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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