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MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2023 - 16"

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Apple released the MacBook Pro 16” (2023) in January 2023. The MacBook Pro 16” (2023) features a 16.2” Liquid Retina XDR display, is powered by an Apple M2 Pro or M2 Max chip, and launched with macOS Ventura. Apple released three versions of the MacBook Pro 13” (2020), all of which feature a 13.3” display. Two Intel-powered models were released in May 2020, and one Apple silicon-powered model was released in November 2020. The Intel models from 2020 are powered by Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors and launched with macOS Catalina. The Apple silicon model from 2020 is powered by an Apple M1 chip and launched with macOS Bir Sur.

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MacBook Pro 2020 - 13"

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MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" Pricing

MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" prices start at $483, which is cheaper than the MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" low price of $1577.

Specs Comparison

Apple released three versions of the MacBook Pro 13” (2020), two of which are powered by Intel processors and one that is powered by an Apple M1 chip. This 2020 release marked the beginning of the MacBook Pro moving to Apple silicon, and the MacBook Pro 16” (2023) is a high-performance notebook based on the Apple M2 Pro and Apple M2 Max chips. The MacBook Pro 16” (2023) features include a 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with True Tone and ProMotion, options for an Apple M2 Pro or M2 Max chip, up to 96GB of unified memory, up to 8TB of storage space, up to 22 hours of battery life, WiFi 6E (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.3, three Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports, an HDMI port, an SDXC memory card slot, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and Touch ID for device security. The MacBook Pro 13” (2020) common features include a 13.3-inch Retina display, Bluetooth 5.0, 720p FaceTime HD camera, a Touch Bar with Touch ID, stereo speakers with high dynamic range, wide stereo sound, support for Dolby Atmos playback, a studio-quality three-mic array, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. An Intel-powered model features an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645, two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, and WiFi 802.11ac. The other Intel-powered model features an Intel Core i5 or Core i7, Intel Iris Plus Graphics, four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 4TB of storage, and WiFi 802.11ac. The Apple-silicon-powered model features an Apple M1 chip, two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, and WiFi 802.11ax.

Size

Measurements for the MacBook Pro 16” (2023) are 0.66” (H) x 14.01” (W) x 9.77” (W) with a 16.2” display size. The MacBook Pro 16” (2023) weighs 4.7 pounds when configured with an Apple M2 Pro chip and 4.8 pounds when configured with an Apple M2 Max chip. In comparison, the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) measures 0.61” (H) x 11.97” (W) x 8.36” (W) and features a 13.3” display size. The MacBook Pro 13” (2020) weighs 3.1 pounds when configured with an Intel processor and 3.0 pounds when configured with an Apple chip.

Camera

The MacBook Pro 16” (2023) features a 1080p FaceTime HD camera with an advanced image signal processor computational video. To compare, the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) features a 720p FaceTime HD camera.

Color Choices

MacBook Pro 2020 - 13"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2023 - 16"

Available in 2 colors:

  • Gray
  • Silver

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MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" Colors

The MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" introduces one new color not found in the MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" color palette: Gray. Both the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" and MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" share one color: Silver. However, the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" does away with Gray, previously seen on the MacBook Pro 2023 - 16".
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The MacBook Pro 16” (2023) and the MacBook Pro 13” (2020) are available in Space Gray or Silver.

Storage Options

MacBook Pro 2020 - 13"

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

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MacBook Pro 2023 - 16"

Choose from 5 storage options:

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

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MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" Storage

The MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" introduces one new storage option not found on the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13": 8TB. Both the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" and MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" share four storage options: 2TB, 4TB, 512GB, and 1TB. However, the MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" does not have options for 256GB, as seen on the MacBook Pro 2020 - 13".
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The MacBook Pro 16” (2023) is available in the following storage configurations: 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB. The MacBook Pro 13” (2020) storage configurations vary from model to model. The Intel model with two Thunderbolt ports offers options for 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB, the Intel model with four Thunderbolt ports offers options for 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB, and the Apple silicon model offers options for 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB.

Reviews

MacBook Pro 2020 - 13"

31 reviews 5.0 stars

MacBook Pro 2023 - 16"

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MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" vs MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" Reviews

The MacBook Pro 2020 - 13" is rated by users at 5.0 of 5.0 stars. Review data for MacBook Pro 2023 - 16" is not available at this time.

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