2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) vs. M1 MacBook Pro 13”: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively compared the specifications for the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and M1 MacBook Pro 13” models. The report includes detailed information regarding both models' CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) over M1 MacBook Pro 13”.

M1 MacBook Pro 13” Pros

Reasons that M1 MacBook Pro 13” is better than 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M1 (8C, 8G) inside M1 MacBook Pro 13” has a 94% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8557U inside 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M1 MacBook Pro 13” - Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
7,414
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i7-8557U
3,804
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i5-8257U
3,740

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and M1 MacBook Pro 13”.

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
M1 MacBook Pro 13”
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
$590.00
$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
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 (13 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 (13 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$635.00
$689.68 8% OFF
M1 MacBook Pro 13” Price
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
$679.00
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13 inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$724.95
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
Late 2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13.3 inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,099.00

Availability

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Released20202020
Release Date
  • Announced on May 4th, 2020
  • Available on May 4th, 2020
Announced on November 10th, 2020
Pricing
  • $1,299 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
  • $1,299
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499
    Apple M1 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Generations

Exterior

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Size Comparison
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
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 0.61” (304.1 mm x 212.4 mm x 15.6 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)Starting at 3.1 pounds (1.4 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:
  • 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

Display

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
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
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Supports wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology

Ports

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
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
M1 MacBook Pro 13” Ports
Image Source: Apple
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Charging
Right (1)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone

Internal Specs

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
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. Apple M1
    8 cores, 8 threads, 3.20 GHz, 10W
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. Apple M1
    Apple M1 iGPU
    8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • 8GB
    4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
  • Configurable to 16GB
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB

Connectivity

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology

Battery

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Size58.2 Wh lithium‑polymer battery58.2 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 17 hours wireless web
  • Up to 20 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Power Supply61W USB‑C Power Adapter61W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
OSShipped with macOS CatalinaShipped with macOS Big Sur
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)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
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
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack

Misc

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
In the box
  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
  • MacBook Pro 13”
  • 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 external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz
  • 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)M1 MacBook Pro 13”
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
2020
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.1 lb
1.41 kg
Powered By
Apple M1 (8C, 8G)
8C/8T, 3.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,705
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,414
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M1 iGPU
8 Graphics Cores, 1280 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
Unified Memory
M1 MacBook Pro 13” Ports

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