MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16"

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The Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017) was released in June 2017, and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) was released in October 2021. The 2017 model is part of the 4th generation lineup, and the 2021 model is part of the 5th generation MacBook Pro lineup.

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15"

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" prices start at $515, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" low price of $1596.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) is powered by Apple silicon and the MacBook Pro 15” (2017) is powered by Intel, which aside from the display size, is a key difference between these two models. Key specs for the MacBook Pro 15” (2017) include a 15.4-inch Retina display, an Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processor, 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. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) specs include a 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, an Apple M1 Max or M1 Pro chip, 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

The MacBook Pro 15” (2017) 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 the M1 Pro chip weighs 4.7 pounds, and the model with the M1 Max chip weighs 4.8 pounds.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 15” (2017) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera. The MacBook Pro 16” (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 - 16"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Colors

Both the MacBook Pro 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The Apple MacBook Pro 15” (2017) and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) are available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver.

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 - 16"

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 - 16" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" 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 - 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 2017 (With Touch Bar) - 15".
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The different storage options for the MacBook Pro 15” (2017) include 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) has storage options of 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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