2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) vs. 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3): Full specs comparison

Here is a comparison of the specs between 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3), including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Pros

Reasons that 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) is better than 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Significantly newer manufacturing

2020 vs. 2016

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-8557U inside 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) has a 118% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-6660U inside 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i7-8557U
3,804
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i5-8257U
3,740
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i7-6660U
1,741
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i5-6360U
1,585
Supports faster memory

The 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) supports a faster memory speed than the 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3). It supports up to 2133MHz versus 1866MHz of system memory on the 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Memory type and speed
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - LPDDR3
1,866 MHz

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) over 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 16GB

Both laptops supports up to 16GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
16 GB
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
16 GB

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Price
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$589.69
$629.99 6% OFF
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$669.95
Apple 2020 MacBook Air with M1 Chip 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple 2020 MacBook Air with M1 Chip 13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$658.39
$704.60 7% OFF
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Price
2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128 SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128 SSD Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$299.00
$319.00 6% OFF
Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Space Gray, MPXV2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Space Gray, MPXV2LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$399.00
Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5, (13.3-Inch, 8GB, 512GB) - Silver (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Core i5, (13.3-Inch, 8GB, 512GB) - Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$289.00

Availability

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Released20202016
Release Date
  • Announced on May 4th, 2020
  • Available on May 4th, 2020
  • Announced on October 27, 2016
  • Available on October 28, 2016
Pricing
  • $1,299 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
  • $1,499
    Intel Core i5 6360U | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
Applicable Models-
  • 2016 MacBook Pro 13
  • 2016 MacBook Pro 13 with Two Thunderbolt 3 pors
  • 2016 MacBook Pro 13 with Function Keys
Generations

Exterior

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Size Comparison
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Dimensions
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Height: 0.61 inch (1.56 cm)
11.97” x 8.36” x 0.59” (304.1 mm x 212.4 mm x 14.9 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)Starting at 3.02 lb (1.37 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement
  • Touch Bar
  • 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
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
  • 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

Display

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Size13.3 Inches13.3 Inches
InfoRetina 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
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 gamut (P3)

Ports

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2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports - Left
Image Source: Apple
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport
Right (1)
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports - Right
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports - Left
Image Source: Apple
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport
Right (1)
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports - Right
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

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Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8257U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.40 → 3.90 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8557U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.50 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6360U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.00 → 3.10 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6660U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.40 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8257U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 645
    48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1050 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8557U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 645
    48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1150 MHz
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6360U
    Intel® Iris® Graphics 540
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1000 MHz
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6660U
    Intel® Iris® Graphics 540
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1050 MHz
Memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
256GB
configurable to 512GB or 1TB SSD

Connectivity

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Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 4.2 wireless technology

Battery

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Size58.2 Wh lithium‑polymer battery54.5 Wh lithium‑polymer 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 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply61W USB‑C Power Adapter61W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
OSShipped with macOS CatalinaShipped with macOS Sierra
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
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

Camera & Audio

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Camera720p FaceTime HD camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Misc

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Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
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In the box
  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
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.Your 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 over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
At Glance
Released in
2020
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.1 lb
1.41 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8557U
4C/8T, 1.70 → 4.50 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,018
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,804
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 645
48 Execution Units with 128 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports
Released in Late
2016
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.02 lb
1.37 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-6660U
2C/4T, 2.40 → 3.40 GHz
Geekbench 5
750
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,741
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Graphics 540
48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1050 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports

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