MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16"

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The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) was released in November 2016, and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) was released in October 2021. The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) arrived with macOS High Sierra and is part of the 4th generation of the MacBook Pro lineup. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) arrived 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 - 16" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" prices start at $492, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" low price of $1545.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) feature set includes a 15.4-inch Retina display, 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) also features 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 16” (2021) features a 16.2-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. The other key specs on the MacBook Pro 16” (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. On the audio side, the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) 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

The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) measures 0.61” (H) x 13.75” (W) x 9.48” (D), weighs 4.02 pounds, and has a 15.4” display size. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) measures 0.66” (H) x 14.01” (W) x 9.77” (D) and has a 16.2” display size. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) with an M1 Pro chip weighs 4.7 pounds, and the model with the M1 Max chip weighs 4.8 pounds.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) features a higher-quality 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 - 16"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Colors

Both the MacBook Pro 2016 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) are available in either Space Gray or 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 - 16"

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 - 16" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" 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 - 16" share three storage options: 2TB, 512GB, and 1TB. However, the MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" 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) and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) storage options include 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. The MacBook Pro 15” (2016) also offers a 256GB storage configuration, and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) also offers 4TB and 8TB storage configurations.

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