MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14"

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The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) was released in July 2018 and it is part of the fourth-generation MacBook Pro lineup. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) was released in October 2021 and is part of the fifth-generation MacBook Pro lineup. Key differences between these two models include the processor and the overall design. The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) is powered by Intel, and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) is powered by Apple silicon. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) features a newer design and it does not have the Touch Bar. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) also features longer battery life as compared to the MacBook Pro 15” (2018).

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MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" prices start at $628, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" low price of $1400.

Specs Comparison

Key specs for the MacBook Pro 15” (2018) include a 15.4-inch Retina display, Intel Core i7 or Core i9 processor, up to 32GB of memory, up to 4TB of SSD storage, a Touch Bar with Touch ID, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, stereo speakers with high dynamic range, three microphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. The key specs for the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) include a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, up to 64GB of memory up to 8TB of SSD storage, Touch ID, WiFi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-canceling woofers, wide stereo sound, support for spatial audio, a studio-quality three-mic array, a 3.5mm headphone jack with support for high-impedance headphones, three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, an SDXC memory card slot, HDMI, and a MagSafe 3 charging port.

Size

The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) measurements are as follows: 0.61” (H) x 13.75” (W) x 9.48” (D) with a weight of 4.02 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 15” (2018) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera. 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) - 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 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Colors

Both the MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) and the MacBook Pro 14” (2021) are available in two colors: Silver and Space Gray.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15"

Choose from 5 storage options:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB
  • 4TB

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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) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" introduces one new storage option not found on the MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15": 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 14" share four storage options: 2TB, 4TB, 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) - 15".
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The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) is available in five storage configurations: 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB. The MacBook Pro 14” (2021) also offers five storage options, which include 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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