2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) vs. MacBook Pro 15” (2017): Full specs comparison

Here is a comparison of the specs between 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and MacBook Pro 15” (2017), including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Pros

Reasons that 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) is better than MacBook Pro 15” (2017).

Significantly newer manufacturing

2020 vs. 2017

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-8557U inside 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) has a 11% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-7920HQ inside MacBook Pro 15” (2017).

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
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) - Intel Core i7-7820HQ
3,573
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) - Intel Core i7-7920HQ
3,410
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) - Intel Core i7-7700HQ
3,208
About 23% lighter

The 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) weighed 3.1 pounds, 23% lighter than the 4.02 pounds MacBook Pro 15” (2017).

Weight2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Pound
3.1 lbs.
4.02 lbs.
Kilogram
1.41 kg
1.82 kg

MacBook Pro 15” (2017) Pros

Reasons that MacBook Pro 15” (2017) is better than 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to AMD Radeon Pro 560 4GB GDDR5 vs. integrated

15% larger display

MacBook Pro 15” (2017) has a 15.4-inch screen size 15% larger than the 13.3-inch 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Display size
MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
15.4-inch
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
13.3-inch
Has two more ports and slots

MacBook Pro 15” (2017) has more ports and slots count than the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3). It has five versus three amount of ports and slots on the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Ports2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
headphone jackYesYes
Thunderbolt 3Yes x2Yes x4
Total35

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between 2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) and MacBook Pro 15” (2017).

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
MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
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
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) - 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
MacBook Pro 15” (2017) Price
2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$499.00
2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 3.1GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$399.95
$505.00 21% OFF
Mid 2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 (15.4 inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB) Space Gray (Renewed)
Mid 2017 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 (15.4 inch, 16GB RAM, 256GB) Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$372.00
$419.00 11% OFF

Availability

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Released20202017
Release Date
  • Announced on May 4th, 2020
  • Available on May 4th, 2020
Announced on June 5th, 2018
Pricing
  • $1,299 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,499 - Intel Core i5 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
  • $2,399
    Intel Core i7 7700HQ | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | Radeon Pro 555
  • $2,799
    Intel Core i7 7820HQ | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Radeon Pro 560
Generations

Exterior

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Size Comparison
2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Dimensions
  • Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
  • Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
  • Height: 0.61 inch (1.56 cm)
13.75” x 9.48” x 0.61” (349.3 mm x 240.7 mm x 155 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)Starting at 4.02 pounds (1.83 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:
  • 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

Display

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Size13.3 Inches15.4 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
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1920 by 1200
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)

Ports

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
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
Left (2)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport
Right (3)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 3
    40 Gpbs, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Charging, Displayport

Internal Specs

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
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™ i7-7700HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 3.80 GHz, 6MB Cache, 45W
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.90 → 3.90 GHz, 8 MB Cache, 45W
  3. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7920HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.10 → 4.10 GHz, 8 MB Cache, 45W
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™ i7-7700HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  2. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  3. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7920HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
Memory
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
16GB
of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Discrete Graphics-
  • AMD Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD

Connectivity

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
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)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Size58.2 Wh lithium‑polymer battery76 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 Adapter87W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
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)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
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

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T1 Chip
In the box
  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
  • 15‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 87W 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:
  • Up to two displays with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to four displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors
  • Up to four 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, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)

Key Features

2020 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)MacBook Pro 15” (2017)
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 Retina
15.4”
1800p 60Hz
Weight
4.02 lb
1.82 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-7920HQ
4C/8T, 3.10 → 4.10 GHz
Geekbench 5
894
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,410
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® HD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
AMD
Radeon Pro 560
4GB GDDR5

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