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New MacBook Pro vs MacBook: How Do They Compare?

Apple released their new MacBook Pro line at their press event on October 27. How does it stack up to the MacBook?

The Pro is significantly more powerful, and a surprise third MacBook Pro rivals the MacBook Air. See the specs for yourself:


2015 MacBook

OS: MacOS (Sierra)

Size: 0.14–0.52″ x 11.04″ x 7.74″

Weight: 2.03lbs

Storage: 256GB to 512GB SSD

Resolution: 2304 x 1440

Display: 12″ LED backlit display with IPS technology

Chipset: Intel Core m3 or m5 processor, configurable to 1.3GHz

RAM: 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 memory

Graphics: Intel integrated graphics

Battery: Up to 10 hours of web browsing, up to 30 days of standby

Ports: USB C port (with support for charging, VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort output), 3.5mm headphone jack

Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Other Features: 480p FaceTime camera, stereo speakers, dual microphones, Touch Bar (Touch Bar not available in lower-end version)

Colors: Space Gray, Rose Gold, Gold, Silver

Cost: $1,299 to $1,599


MacBook Pro 2016

OS: MacOS (Sierra)

Size: 13-inch verison: 0.59″ x 11.97″ x 8.36″ 15-inch version: 0.61″ x 13.75″ x 9.48″

Weight: 13-inch: 3.02lbs, 15-inch: 4.02lbs

Storage: Up to 2TB SSD

Resolution: 2560 x 600 native resolution

Display: 13- or 15-inch Retina display

Chipset: 6th Gen quad-core Intel i5 or i7

RAM: 8GB or 16GB

Graphics: Intel Iris graphics or AMD Polaris Radeon Pro

Battery: Up to 10 hours

Ports: Four Thunderbolt 3 ports (any can be used for charging, Thunderbolt, USB, DisplayPort, VGA or HDMI)

Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth 4.0

Other Features: Advanced thermal architecture, all-new speaker design,

Colors: Silver and Space Grey

Cost: The 13-inch will start at $1,799 and the 15-inch will start at $2,399.


There’s a Third MacBook Pro?

Apple surprised the world with a third MacBook Pro to rival the MacBook Air. Specs are below.

OS: MacOS (Sierra)

Size: 0.59″ x 11.97″ x 8.36″

Weight: 3.02lbs

Storage: 256GB SSD

Resolution: 2560 x 600 native resolution

Display: 13-inch Retina display

Chipset: 6th Gen dual-core Intel i5

RAM: 8GB

Graphics: Intel Iris graphics

Battery: Up to 10 hours

Ports: Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (any can be used for charging, Thunderbolt, USB, DisplayPort, VGA or HDMI)

Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth 4.0

Other Features: Advanced thermal architecture, all-new speaker design

Colors: Silver and Space Gray

Cost: Starts at $1,499

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