2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) vs. 2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3): Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and 2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) models. Our report includes intricate details such as the CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Pros

Reasons that 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) is better than 2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Significantly newer manufacturing

2020 vs. 2017

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-8557U inside 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) has a 90% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-7660U inside 2017 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
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i7-7660U
1,992
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i5-7360U
1,947

2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of 2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) over 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and 2017 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
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
16 GB
Uses the same memory type and speed

Both laptops supports the same 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM.

Memory type and speed
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz

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
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Price
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5, 256GB - Space Gray - 2017 (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5, 256GB - Space Gray - 2017 (Renewed)
By Apple
$319.00
Mid 2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
Mid 2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$318.00
$349.00 9% OFF
Apple 2024 MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop with M3 chip: 13.6-inch Liquid Retina Display, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, 1080p FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID; Midnight
Apple 2024 MacBook Air 13-inch Laptop with M3 chip: 13.6-inch Liquid Retina Display, 16GB Unified Memory, 512GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, 1080p FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID; Midnight
By Apple
$1,349.00
$1,499.00 10% OFF

Availability

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Released20202017
Release Date
  • Announced on May 4th, 2020
  • Available on May 4th, 2020
Announced on June 5th, 2017
Pricing
  • $1,299 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
  • $1,299
    Intel Core i5 7360U | 8GB RAM | 128GB SSD
  • $1,499
    Intel Core i5 7360U | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
Applicable Models-
  • 2017 MacBook Pro 13
  • 2017 MacBook Pro 13 with Two Thunderbolt 3 pors
  • 2017 MacBook Pro 13 with Function Keys
Generations

Exterior

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Size Comparison
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2017 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 (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
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
2017 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)
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports - Right
Image Source: Apple
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
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. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7360U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.30 → 3.60 GHz, 4MB Cache, 15W
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 4.00 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. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7360U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1000 MHz
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
128GB 256GB
configurable to 512GB, 1TB or 2TB 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

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
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)2017 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

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
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
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Security
  • Touch ID sensor
-
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 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)

Key Features

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2017 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 Mid
2017
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.02 lb
1.37 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-7660U
2C/4T, 2.50 → 4.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
877
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,992
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640
48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
2017 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Ports

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