MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2020 - 13"

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The MacBook Pro 15” (2017) was released in June 2017 and it is part of the 4th generation of the MacBook Pro lineup. Apple released three variants of the MacBook Pro 13” (2020), all of which are in the 4th generation lineup. The two Intel models were released in May 2020, and the one Apple silicon model was released in November 2020.

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" prices start at $592, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" low price of $618.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Pro 15” (2017) features include a 15.4-inch Retina display, Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD storage space. The remaining highlights include four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, a Touch Bar with Touch ID, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers with high dynamic range, three microphones, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple released three versions of the MacBook Pro 13” (2020). Common specs for all three models include a 13.3-inch Retina display with True Tone, Bluetooth 5.0, stereo speakers with high dynamic range, wide stereo sound, Dolby Atmos playback support, a three-mic array, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Touch Bar with Touch ID. Common specs for the Intel models include Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors, Intel Iris Plus graphics, and WiFi 802.11ac. The two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port model offers up to 16GB of RAM and up to 2TB SSD storage, whereas the four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port model offers up to 32GB of RAM and up to 4TB SSD storage. The Apple silicon model features an M1 chip, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, WiFi 802.11ax, and two Thunderbolt / USB-C 4 ports.

Size

The MacBook Pro 15” (2017) measurements are as follows: 0.61” (H) x 13.75” (W) x 9.48” (D). This model MacBook weighs 4.02 pounds and has a 15.4” display size. All three versions of the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) feature a 13.3” display size, and measurements of 0.61” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (D). The two Intel models weigh 3.1 pounds, and the Apple silicon models weigh slightly less, coming in at 3.0 pounds.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 15” (2017) and the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) feature a 720p FaceTime HD webcam.

Color Choices

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15"

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) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" Colors

The MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" introduces one new color not found in the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" color palette: Gray. Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" share one color: Silver. However, the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" does away with Gray, previously seen on the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13".
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The color options for the MacBook Pro 15” (2017) and the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) include Silver and Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

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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) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" introduces one new storage option not found on the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15": 4TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" share four storage options: 2TB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB.
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2017) is available in the following storage configurations: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. The MacBook Pro 13” (2020) with two Thunderbolt ports and the Apple silicon model also ship with options to get 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB of storage space. The four Thunderbolt port model from 2020 is available with 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB of storage.

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