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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" better than Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"?

  • 2h longer battery life
    ?

    12hvs10h
  • Has anti-reflection coating
    ?
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
    ?

    2vs0
  • Has an HDMI output
    ?
  • Has an external memory slot
    ?
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
    ?
  • 1 more HDMI ports
    ?

    1vs0
  • 1 more mini-DisplayPort outputs
    ?

    1vs0

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
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    16GBvs8GB
  • 267MHz higher ram speed
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    2133MHzvs1866MHz
  • 210g lighter
    ?

    1.37kgvs1580g
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • 3.1mm thinner
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    14.9mmvs18mm
  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4
  • 9.9mm narrower
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    304.1mmvs314mm
  • 6.6mm shorter
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    212.4mmvs219mm

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Price comparison

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$670.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” L...Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
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$949.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop Intel i5 2.4GHz 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD (Renewed)
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$471.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Re...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Retina (MGXG2LL/A), 16GB RAM, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$1,065.04
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonNew Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM,...New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) - Silver
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$1,249.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop 2.5GH...Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop 2.5GHz i5 (MD101LL/A), 16GB Memory, 500GB Solid State Drive, DVD Burner (Renewed)
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$649.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-inch Laptop (2.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD) (Renewed)
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$489.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15-Inch Lapt...Apple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (Renewed)
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$824.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0) (Renewed)
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$434.35
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Ba...Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPXW2LL/A (Renewed)
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$1,079.00

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"

Buy used:

$1,533.60

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$670.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina Display, ...Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina Display, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Space Grey, MPXQ2LL/A (Renewed)
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$786.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” L...Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$949.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5...Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5, 256GB - Space Gray - 2017 (Renewed)
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$858.90
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MGX72LL/A 13.3inch wit...Apple MacBook Pro MGX72LL/A 13.3inch with Retina Display I5 4278u 2.6ghz 8GB, 128GB SSD (Renewed)
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$599.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MLH12LL/A 13-inch Lapt...Apple MacBook Pro MLH12LL/A 13-inch Laptop with Touch Bar, 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB, Retina Display, Space Gray (Renewed)
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$949.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256...Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
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$929.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i5-5257U X2 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB, Silver (Renewed)
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$649.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MLL42LL/A 13.3-inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MLL42LL/A 13.3-inch Laptop, 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Retina Display, Space Gray (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Renewed)
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$748.00

Design

1.weight

1.58kg

1.37kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

18mm

14.9mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.maximum operating temperature

35°C

35°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
5.lowest potential operating temperature

10°C

10°C

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
6.width

314mm

304.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.resolution

2560 x 1600px

2560 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

227ppi

227ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
4.screen size

13.3"

13.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.RAM speed

1866MHz

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
4.CPU speed

2 x 2.9GHz

2 x 2.9GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
5.internal storage

1000GB

1000GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
6.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.USB 3.0 ports

2

0

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
4.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Battery

1.Battery life

12h

10h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has S/PDIF Out port
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.

Price comparison

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$670.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” L...Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$949.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop Intel i5 2.4GHz 4GB Ram - 500GB HDD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$471.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Re...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Retina (MGXG2LL/A), 16GB RAM, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,065.04
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonNew Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM,...New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) - Silver
Amazon logo
$1,249.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop 2.5GH...Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop 2.5GHz i5 (MD101LL/A), 16GB Memory, 500GB Solid State Drive, DVD Burner (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$649.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-inch Laptop (2.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, 500GB HD) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$489.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15-Inch Lapt...Apple MacBook Pro MGXA2LL/A 15-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$824.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.5GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$434.35
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Ba...Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPXW2LL/A (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,079.00

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13"

Buy used:

$1,533.60

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$670.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina Display, ...Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina Display, 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Space Grey, MPXQ2LL/A (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$786.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” L...Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$949.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5...Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5, 256GB - Space Gray - 2017 (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$858.90
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MGX72LL/A 13.3inch wit...Apple MacBook Pro MGX72LL/A 13.3inch with Retina Display I5 4278u 2.6ghz 8GB, 128GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MLH12LL/A 13-inch Lapt...Apple MacBook Pro MLH12LL/A 13-inch Laptop with Touch Bar, 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 256GB, Retina Display, Space Gray (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$949.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256...Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$929.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i5-5257U X2 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$649.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MLL42LL/A 13.3-inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MLL42LL/A 13.3-inch Laptop, 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Retina Display, Space Gray (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$748.00

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