MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

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The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) was released in June 2017 and is part of the fourth generation of the MacBook Pro lineup. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) was released in October 2021 and is part of the fifth generation lineup.

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" prices start at $463, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" low price of $1400.

Specs Comparison

Some of the key differences between the MacBook Pro 13” (2017) and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) are the display and processor. The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) features a 13.3” Retina display and is powered by an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) features a 14.2” Liquid Retina XDR display and is powered by an Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) also has longer battery life. Other MacBook Pro 13” (2017) specs include up to 1TB of SSD storage, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers, three microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Touch Bar with Touch ID, and either two or four Thunderbolt ports. The other MacBook Pro 14” (2021) specs include up to 8TB of SSD storage, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system, wide stereo sound, support for Spatial Audio, a studio-quality three-mic array, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Touch ID, three Thunderbolt ports, an HDMI port, SDXC memory card slot, and a MagSafe 3 charging port.

Size

Measurements for the MacBook Pro 13” (2017) are as follows: 0.59” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (D), with a weight of 3.02 pounds. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) measures 0.61” (H) x 12.31” (W) x 8.71” (D) and weighs 3.5 pounds.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) has a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) has a 1080p FaceTime HD camera. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) camera also features an advanced image signal processor with computational video.

Color Choices

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13"

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 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Colors

Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) are available in Space Gray and Silver.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

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MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

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

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" introduces three new storage options not found on the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13": 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 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 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 13".
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The MacBook Pro 13” (2017) is available in two versions, one has two Thunderbolt ports with options for 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of SSD storage, and the other has four Thunderbolt ports with options for 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of SSD storage. The storage options for the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) include 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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