2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) vs. M2 MacBook Pro 13”: Full specs comparison

We have comprehensively analyzed the technical specifications for the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and M2 MacBook Pro 13” 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

We couldn't find any advantages of 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) over M2 MacBook Pro 13”.

M2 MacBook Pro 13” Pros

Reasons that M2 MacBook Pro 13” is better than 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Newer manufacturing

2022 vs. 2020

Much faster CPU performance

Apple M2 (8C, 10G) inside M2 MacBook Pro 13” has a 131% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8557U inside 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
M2 MacBook Pro 13” - Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
8,819
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i7-8557U
3,804
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) - Intel Core i5-8257U
3,740
Supports larger memory

M2 MacBook Pro 13” supports a larger memory capacity than the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3). It supports up to 24GB versus 16GB of system memory on the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Max system memory size
M2 MacBook Pro 13”
24 GB
2020 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
M2 MacBook Pro 13” Price
2022 Apple MacBook Pro Laptop with Apple M2 chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
2022 Apple MacBook Pro Laptop with Apple M2 chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) (QWERTY English) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$949.00
Apple 2022 MacBook Pro Laptop with M2 chip: 13-inch Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 512GB ​​​​​​​SSD ​​​​​​​Storage, Touch Bar, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera. Works with iPhone and iPad; Space Gray
Apple 2022 MacBook Pro Laptop with M2 chip: 13-inch Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 512GB ​​​​​​​SSD ​​​​​​​Storage, Touch Bar, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera. Works with iPhone and iPad; Space Gray
By Apple
$1,479.99
Apple 2022 MacBook Air M2 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Midnight (Renewed Premium)
Apple 2022 MacBook Air M2 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) (QWERTY English) Midnight (Renewed Premium)
By Apple
$824.00
$864.00 5% OFF

Availability

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M2 MacBook Pro 13”
Released20202022
Release Date
  • Announced on May 4th, 2020
  • Available on May 4th, 2020
Announced on June 6th, 2022. (WWDC 2022)
Pricing
  • $1,299 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
  • $1,299
    Apple M2 Chip | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499
    Apple M2 Chip | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Applicable Models-
  • MacBook Pro 13” (2022)
  • 2022 MacBook Pro 13”
  • MacBook Pro 13” with Apple M2 chip
Generations

Exterior

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M2 MacBook Pro 13”
Size Comparison
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M2 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 in (304.1 x 212.4 x 15.6 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)Starting at 3.0 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)M2 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)M2 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
M2 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)M2 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 M2 (8C, 10G)
    8 cores, 8 threads, 2.42 → 3.48 GHz,
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 M2 (8C, 10G)
    Apple M2 iGPU
    10 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores,
Memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
  • 8GB
    Unified onboard memory
  • Configurable to 24GB
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
  • 256GB 512GB
    SSD
  • Configurable to 1TB or 2TB
Fans Number-1
Cooling Info-Active

Connectivity

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M2 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)M2 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)M2 MacBook Pro 13”
OSShipped with macOS CatalinaShipped with macOS Monterey
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)M2 MacBook Pro 13”
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Advanced image signal processor with computational video.
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 Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos on built-in speakers
  • Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking when using AirPods (3rd generation), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max
  • Studio-quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack with advanced support for high-impedance headphones

Misc

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M2 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.One-year limited warranty.
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 are supported using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)M2 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 Mid
2022
16:10 WQXGA
13.3”
1600p 60Hz
Weight
3.0 lb
1.36 kg
Powered By
Apple M2 (8C, 10G)
8C/8T, 2.42 → 3.48 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,933
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,819
Multi-Core
With integrated
Apple M2 iGPU
10 GPU Cores, 16 Neural Engine Cores
Configurable up to
24GB
Unified Memory
M2 MacBook Pro 13” Ports

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