Here Are the Spec Differences of All 2016 MacBook Pro Models
Announcing a total of three 2016 MacBook Pro models, Apple has released marvels of engineering as far as notebooks are concerned and each of them bring something different as far as connectivity ports, hardware and of course the Touch Bar and Touch ID features go. To provide you with a slightly easier conundrum to solve while making your purchase, here are the specification differences of all 2016 MacBook Pro models.
Cheapest MacBook Pro Model Starts From $1,499 – Spend a Little More and You Get the Touch ID and Touch Bar Features Too
To bring you up to speed, there are a total of three MacBook Pro models, and two of them are going to be featuring the Touch Bar, and Touch ID features and will set you back more than the regular 13-inch MacBook Pro. The regular model starts from $1,499, but keep in mind that it will not feature the Touch Bar and Touch ID features, so if you desperately want to use these unique features, then you’ll be required to pay a little extra. Additionally, you should also be informed that the $1,499 model comes with a total of two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
All Thunderbolt 3 ports will satisfy the Type-C USB interface and will be able to deliver speeds according to the USB 3.1 Gen. 2 standard, which is 10Gbps. Unfortunately, the remaining two models feature a total of four of these ports, so you will be missing out on a significant amount of connectivity. You will still be able to connect your peripherals and charge the notebook using any port at will, but if you want to connect your USB-peripherals then you will have to purchase different accessories to make that happen.
The more expensive 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models feature upgraded hardware specifications, a total of four Thunderbolt 3 ports and the famous Touch Bar and Touch ID features that we all heard about during the announcement. Our advice to you is even if you have the money to spend, but you will not be forced to tackle a number of stress-related tasks or be engaged in multitasking, then you can always opt for the 13-inch MacBook Pro that comes with function keys.
However, if you do want to get engaged in a variety of tasks, not to mention taking advantage of the new features these new notebooks have to offer, then we strongly recommend that you up your budget and purchase these advanced notebooks. We have placed a comparison table at the bottom, so take a look at it when you have the time and let us know your thoughts on which MacBook you’ll be purchasing.
|13-inch MacBook Pro||13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID||13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID||15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID||15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and Touch ID|
|2.0GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor||2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor||2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor||2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor||2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor
|Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz||Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz||Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz||Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz||Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz
|8GB 1866MHz memory||8GB 2133MHz memory||8GB 2133MHz memory||16GB 2133MHz memory||16GB 2133MHz memory
|256GB PCIe-based SSD||512 GB PCIe-based SSD||512 GB PCIe-based SSD||256GB PCIe-based SSD||512 GB PCIe-based SSD
|Intel Iris Graphics 540||Intel Iris Graphics 550||Intel Iris Graphics 550||Radeon Pro 450 with 2GB memory||Radeon Pro 455 with 2GB memory
|Two Thunderbolt 3 ports||Four Thunderbolt 3 ports||Four Thunderbolt 3 ports||Four Thunderbolt 3 ports||Four Thunderbolt 3 ports
|Starts from $1,499||Starts from $1,799||Starts from $1,999||Starts from $2,399||Starts from $2,799|