2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) vs. 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15

Here is a side by side comparison between 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) and 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) image

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)

2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 image

2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15

Key Features2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
At Glance
Released in Mid
2018
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.02 lb
1.37 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8559U
4C/8T, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,008
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,906
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655
48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1200 MHz
Up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
Released in
2020
16:9
15.6”
1080p 144Hz
Weight
5.07 lb
2.30 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-10875H
8C/16T, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,192
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,874
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
2933 MHz DDR4
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Ports
Up to Nvidia GeForce
GTX 1660 Ti
6GB GDDR6
Availability2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Released20182020
Release InfoAnnounced on July 13th, 2018-
Pricing
  • $1,799 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,999 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
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Applicable Models
  • 2018 MacBook Pro 13
  • 2018 MacBook Pro 13 with Four Thunderbolt 3 pors
  • 2018 MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar
  • 2018 MacBook Pro 13 with Touch ID
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Generations-
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) Price
2015 Apple MacBook Pro with intel I7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)- Silver (Renewed)
2015 Apple MacBook Pro with intel I7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)- Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$499.00
Was: $584.99
Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$124.99
Was: $135.00
2017 Apple MacBook Air with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) (Renewed)
2017 Apple MacBook Air with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) (Renewed)
By Apple
$324.00
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Price
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home, TUF506HM-ES76
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home, TUF506HM-ES76
By ASUS
$1,399.99
Was: $1,499.99
2020 Asus TUF 15.6" FHD Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10300H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
2020 Asus TUF 15.6" FHD Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10300H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
By ASUS
$967.00
2020 Asus TUF 15.6" FHD Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10300H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
2020 Asus TUF 15.6" FHD Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10300H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
By ASUS
$989.00
Exterior2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Size Comparison
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Dimensions11.97” x 8.36” x 0.59” (304.1 mm x 212.4 mm x 14.9 mm)14.16” x 10.07” x 0.89 ~ 0.98” (359.8 x 256 x 22.8 ~ 24.9 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.02 pounds (1.37 kg)2.3 kg
Colors
Space Gray Silver
  • Fortress Gray
  • Bonfire Black
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
  • Chiclet keyboard with isolated Numpad key
  • RGB backlight with ASUS AURA RGB with four modes:
    • Static
    • Breathing
    • Color Cycle
    • Strobing
  • Overstroke technology can withstand over 20 million pressed.
Display2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Size13.3 Inches15.6 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • Retina display
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology
  • 15.6" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
  • 15.6" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
Ports2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) Ports
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Ports
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Ports
Image Source: ASUS
Left (7)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0b
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps
  • 1 x Headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x Power port
Right (2)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
  • 1 x Lock Slot
Internal Specs2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8259U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.30 → 3.80 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8559U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 5.00 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 5.10 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8259U87473.32%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8559U1,00884.56%
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F151
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H1,06189.01%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H1,13495.13%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H1,192100.00%
01,192
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8259U3,71554.04%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8559U3,90656.82%
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F151
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H3,74754.51%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H5,41278.73%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H6,874100.00%
06,874
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8259U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655
    48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1050 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8559U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655
    48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1200 MHz
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Up to 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 2933MHz SDRAM
2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion.
Discrete Graphics-
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660TI, with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650Ti, with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650, with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
Storage Slots
  • 1 x SATA HDD slot
    Not available on 90Wh battery models.
  • 2 x M.2 NVMe slots
    Only one NVME slot on GTX1650 and 1650Ti models.
 
Connectivity2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Intel® Wi-Fi 6 with Gig+ performance (802.11ax)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 5.0
Ethernet-Gigabit LAN
Speed: 10/100/1000 Mbps.
Battery2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Size58.0 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
  • 90 Wh lithium-polymer battery Battery
  • 48 Wh lithium-polymer battery Battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
  • Up to 12.5 hours of video playback
    Tested on 90Wh battery models.
  • Up to 8.4 hours of web browsing
    Tested on 90Wh battery models.
Power Supply61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • 150W power adaptor
    Plug type :ø6.0 (mm) 20V/7.5A.
  • 180W power adaptor
    Plug type :ø6.0 (mm) 20V/9A.
Software2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
OSShipped with macOS Mojave
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player
Armoury Crate
Camera & Audio2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Camera720p FaceTime HD cameraFront-facing camera
Top-mount front camera, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD).
Audio
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Two speakers with four cut-outs
  • DTS:X™ Ultra technology
    Delivers high-fidelity 7.1-channel virtual surround sound for theater-quality audio with stereo headsets.
Misc2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3)2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
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Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Kensington lock
  • FTPM (Firmware-based Trusted Platform Module)
In the box
  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
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WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.-
More

Video Support

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
  • One display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors
  • Up to two displays with 3840-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
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2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) Price
2015 Apple MacBook Pro with intel I7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)- Silver (Renewed)
2015 Apple MacBook Pro with intel I7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)- Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$499.00
Was: $584.99
Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple iPad Air 2, 16 GB, Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$124.99
Was: $135.00
2017 Apple MacBook Air with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) (Renewed)
2017 Apple MacBook Air with 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) (Renewed)
By Apple
$324.00
2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Price
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home, TUF506HM-ES76
ASUS TUF Gaming F15 Gaming Laptop, 15.6” 144Hz FHD IPS-Type Display, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10 Home, TUF506HM-ES76
By ASUS
$1,399.99
Was: $1,499.99
2020 Asus TUF 15.6" FHD Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10300H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
2020 Asus TUF 15.6" FHD Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10300H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
By ASUS
$967.00
2020 Asus TUF 15.6" FHD Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10300H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
2020 Asus TUF 15.6" FHD Premium Gaming Laptop, 10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10300H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB GDDR6, RGB Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 Home
By ASUS
$989.00

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) vs. 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) and 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15.

2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) vs. 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15

Apple has released the MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3), a 13.3-inch machine, in mid-2018. It is powered by up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-8559U with a boost clock speed up to 4.50 GHz. The laptop has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 655 (48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1200 MHz).

On the other hand, we have the 15.6-inch TUF Gaming F15 was introduced by ASUS about two years later in 2020. It is available with 10th Gen Intel processors with up to a octa-core Intel Core i7-10875H with a boost clock speed up to 5.10 GHz. It has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB GDDR6.

The 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) has a 13.3-inch display which is considerably smaller than the 15.6-inch 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15. In addition, The 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) weighs 3.02 lbs. about 67% lighter than the 5.07 lbs. 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15. Moreover, measured at 11.97” x 8.36” x 0.59”, the 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) is much more portable than the 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 at 14.16” x 10.07” x 0.89”.

Moving over to upgradability, Apple claims that the 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3) supports up to 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 memory.

For 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15, it supports up to 32GB 2933 MHz DDR4 memory that you can upgrade with two memory module slots on the motherboard. It also has two M.2 slots that users can easily swap or add an extra SSD to get extra space when needed. Besides that, it also comes with a SATA slot where you can install an additional 2.5-inch SATA-based SSD, SSHD, or a hard disk drive.

Here are some notable new features we found on the 2018 MacBook Pro 13 (4TB3).

  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM
  • Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
  • Up to 2TB of SSD storage2
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

For 2020 ASUS TUF Gaming F15, there are also some outstanding new features that we want to point out as well including:

  • Up to Intel® Core™ i7-10875H
    8 Core (2.3GHz / 5.1GHz).
  • Up to 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 2933MHz memroy.
  • Up to 12.5 hours of video playback.
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660TI
    With 6GB GDDR6 VRAM.
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6
    with Gig+ performance (802.11ax).