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?

https://twitter.com/AppIeEvent/status/791707648613810179

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

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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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