MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2020 - 13"

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Apple released the MacBook Pro 13” (2017) in June 2017. Apple released an Intel-powered MacBook Pro 13” (2020) in May 2020, and followed up later in the year with an Apple silicon-powered MacBook Pro 13” (2020) in November 2020. The 2017 and 2020 MacBook Pro 13” are part of the fourth generation of the MacBook Pro lineup.

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" prices start at $463, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" low price of $709.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) is available in two distinct models. One model features two Thunderbolt 3 ports and the other features four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a Touch Bar. Overall, these two models share many similarities, such as a 13.3” Retina display, Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD storage, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 720p FaceTime HD webcam, stereo speakers, three microphones, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) is available in three distinct models, two of which are Intel-powered and share many of the same specs as the MacBook Pro 13” (2019). The third MacBook Pro 13” (2020) is powered by an Apple silicon chip, and the features include a 13.3” Retina display with True Tone, a Touch Bar with Touch ID, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, a 720p FaceTime HD webcam, stereo speakers, support for Dolby Atmos playback, a studio-quality three-mic array, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Size

The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) measurements are 0.59” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (D). This model weighs 3.02 pounds. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) measurements are as follows: 0.61” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (D). The Intel-powered 2020 13” MacBook Pro weighs 3.1 pounds, and the Apple silicon-powered model weighs 3.0 pounds.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera. Similar to the 2017 model, the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) also features a 720p FaceTime HD camera.

Color Choices

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2020 - 13"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" Colors

The MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" introduces one new color not found in the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" color palette: Gray. Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" and MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" share one color: Silver. However, the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" does away with Gray, previously seen on the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13".
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The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) and the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) are available in two colors: Silver and Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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MacBook Pro 2020 - 13"

Choose from 5 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB
  • 4TB

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" introduces two new storage options not found on the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13": 2TB and 4TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" and MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" share three storage options: 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB. However, the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" does not have options for 128GB, as seen on the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13".
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The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) is available in two versions. One version has two Thunderbolt ports with storage options of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of SSD storage, and the other version has four Thunderbolt ports with storage options of 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of SSD storage. The Intel MacBook Pro 13” (2020) with two Thunderbolt ports and the Apple silicon models offer storage options of 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. The Intel MacBook Pro 13” (2020) with four Thunderbolt ports offers storage options of 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB.

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