MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

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Apple released the MacBook Pro 15” (2016) in November 2016, and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) was released in October 2021. The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) launched with macOS High Sierra and is part of the 4th generation of the MacBook Pro lineup. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) launched with macOS Ventura and is part of the 5th generation lineup.

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MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" prices start at $462, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" low price of $1374.

Specs Comparison

Key features on the MacBook Pro 15” (2016) include a 15.4-inch Retina display paired with an Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD storage. The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) specs also include WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers with high dynamic range, three microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Touch Bar with Touch ID. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) specs include a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with True Tone and ProMotion technology paired with an Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, up to 64GB of RAM, and up to 8TB of storage space. Other key specs on the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) include three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, an SDXC memory card slot, an HDMI port, a MagSafe 3 charging port, and Touch ID. The audio side includes 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” (2016) are as follows: 0.61” (H) x 13.75” (W) x 9.48” (D), with a weight of 4.02 pounds and a 15.4” display size. To compare, 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 15” (2016) has a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) has a 1080p FaceTime HD camera with an advanced image signal processor with computational video.

Color Choices

MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Colors

Both the MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) are each available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

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MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

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MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" introduces two new storage options not found on the MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15": 4TB and 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share three storage options: 2TB, 512GB, and 1TB. However, the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" does not have options for 256GB, as seen on the MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15".
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) storage options include 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) storage options include: 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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