MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

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The MacBook Pro 13” (2018) was released in July 2018. This model is part of the fourth generation of the MacBook Pro lineup and it features a 13.3” Retina display and is powered by Intel processors. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) is part of the fifth generation and it was released in October 2021. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) features include a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display and is powered by Apple silicon.

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MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13" prices start at $540, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" low price of $1400.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) is newer, slightly larger, heavier, and has higher-end specs as compared to the MacBook Pro 13” (2018). Key specs for the MacBook Pro 13” (2018) include a 13.3” Retina display, Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Touch Bar with Touch ID, and a 720p FaceTime HD camera. In comparison, the key specs for the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) include a 14.2” Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion technology, an Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, up to 64GB of RAM, up to 8TB of storage, three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, an SDXC memory card slot, a MagSafe 3 charging port, Touch ID, and a 1080p FaceTime HD camera.

Size

The MacBook Pro 13” (2018) measures 0.59” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (D) and weighs 3.02 pounds. In comparison, 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” (2018) 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 2018 (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 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Colors

Both the MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The MacBook Pro 13” (2018) and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) are available in Space Gray and Silver.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13"

Choose from 4 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

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MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

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MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" introduces two new storage options not found on the MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13": 4TB and 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13" 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 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 13".
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Storage options for the MacBook Pro 13” (2018) include 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB, and the storage options for the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) include 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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