MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

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Apple released the MacBook Pro 15” (2015) in May 2015 and released the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) in October 2021. This places the MacBook Pro 15” (2015) in the third-generation MacBook Pro lineup and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) in the fifth-generation MacBook Pro lineup.

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MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 15" prices start at $229, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" low price of $1374.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Pro 15” (2015) specs include a 15.4” Retina display, an Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processor, Intel Iris Pro graphics, 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, and a 720p FaceTime HD camera, as well as a MagSafe 2 power port, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3 ports, an HDMI port, an SDXC memory card slot, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers, dual microphones, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) specs include a 14.2” 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, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and Touch ID, along with three Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, an SDXC memory card slot, an HDMI port, a MagSafe 3 charging port, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, 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 15” (2015) are 0.71” (H) x 14.13” (W) x 9.73” (D), with a weight of 4.49 pounds, and a 15.4” display size. To compare, the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) measures 0.61” (H) x 12.31” (W) x 8.71” (D), weighs 3.5 pounds and features a 14.2” display size.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 15” (2015) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and 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) - 15"

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) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Colors

The MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 15" introduces one new color not found in the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" color palette: Gray. Both the MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share one color: Silver.
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2015) and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) are available in Silver. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) is also available in Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 15"

Choose from 3 storage options:

  • 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) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" introduces three new storage options not found on the MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 15": 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share two storage options: 512GB and 1TB. However, the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" does not have options for 256GB, as seen on the MacBook Pro 2015 (Retina) - 15".
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The storage options for the MacBook Pro 15” (2015) include 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. In comparison, the storage options for the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) include 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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