MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

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The Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017) is part of the 4th generation lineup and was released in June 2017. Apple released the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) in October 2021, and it is part of the 5th generation MacBook Pro lineup.

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" prices start at $618, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" low price of $1400.

Specs Comparison

A key difference between the MacBook Pro 15” (2017) and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) is the processor. The 2017 model is powered by an Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processor, and the 2022 model is powered by Apple silicon, specifically, an M1 Max or M1 Pro chip. The other specs for the MacBook Pro 15” (2017) include a 15.4-inch Retina display, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of SSD storage, four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and a Touch Bar with Touch ID. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 14 (2021) specs include a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, up to 64GB of RAM, up to 8TB of storage, three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, HDMI, an SDXC memory card slot, a MagSafe 3 charging port, and Touch ID.

Size

Measurements for the MacBook Pro 15” (2017) 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. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) measures 0.61” (H) x 12.31” (W) x 8.71” (D), weighs 3.5 pounds and has a 14.2” display size.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 15” (2017) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera with an advanced image signal processor with computational video.

Color Choices

MacBook Pro 2017 (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 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Colors

Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017) and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) are available in the same two colors: Silver and Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

Which MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" storage should I buy?

MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

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MacBook Pro 2017 (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 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15": 4TB and 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (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 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15".
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Storage options for the MacBook Pro 15” (2017) include 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) has storage options of 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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