MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16"

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The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) was released in July 2018 and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) was released in October 2021. The 2018 MacBook Pro is part of the fourth-generation lineup, and the 2021 MacBook Pro is part of the fifth-generation lineup. Key differences between these two models include the processor, battery life, and exterior design.

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MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15"

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MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" prices start at $628, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" low price of $1442.

Specs Comparison

The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) specs 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, and a Touch Bar with Touch ID. Some of the other key specs on the 2018 MacBook Pro include 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 MacBook Pro 16” (2021) specs include a 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display, Apple M1 Pro or M1 Max chip, up to 64GB of memory up to 8TB of SSD storage, and Touch ID. Other highlights for the 2021 MacBook Pro include 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

Measurements for the MacBook Pro 15” (2018) are as follows: 0.61” (H) x 13.75” (W) x 9.48” (D) with a weight of 4.02 pounds. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) measures 0.66” (H) x 14.01” (W) x 9.77” (D) and weighs 4.8 pounds.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera, and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera. The camera on the 2021 MacBook Pro also includes 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 - 16"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Colors

Both the MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" and MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" share two colors: Silver and Gray.
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Space Gray and Silver are the two color options for the MacBook Pro 15” (2018) and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021).

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 - 16"

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

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MacBook Pro 2018 (With Touch Bar) - 15" vs MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" 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 - 16" share four storage options: 2TB, 4TB, 512GB, and 1TB. However, the MacBook Pro 2021 - 16" 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) and the MacBook Pro 16” (2021) each offer five options for storage, though the 2021 MacBook Pro tops out higher than the 2018 MacBook Pro. The storage options for the MacBook Pro 15” (2018) include 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB. The MacBook Pro 16” (2021) storage options include 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

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