2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)

Availability

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Released2016
Release Date
  • Announced on October 27, 2016
  • Available on October 28, 2016
Pricing
  • $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
2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) Price
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
$439.95 9% OFF
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 MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
By Apple
$348.96
$399.99 13% OFF
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
$315.00
$349.00 10% OFF
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
$279.00

Exterior

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Dimensions11.97” x 8.36” x 0.59” (304.1 mm x 212.4 mm x 14.9 mm)
WeightStarting at 3.02 lb (1.37 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit 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

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Size13.3 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 gamut (P3)

Ports

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Ports
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

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Processor
  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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)1
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6360U69292.27%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6660U750100.00%
0750

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)1
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6360U1,58591.04%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6660U1,741100.00%
01,741
Integrated Graphics
  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 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage
256GB
configurable to 512GB or 1TB SSD

Connectivity

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2 wireless technology

Battery

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Size54.5 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
Power Supply61W USB‑C Power Adapter

Software

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
OSShipped 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

Camera & Audio

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Misc

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
In the box
  • 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.
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

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
At Glance
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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Our analysis and reviews

2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) image

What we like

Reasons to like about 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Great battery life of up to 10-hours

According to Apple, the 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) lasts up to 10 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3).

Non-upgradable storage

The 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion. Learn more

Storage Slots2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
M.20 - Onboard
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

Memory2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed1866 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

About 14% lighter

The 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) weighed 3.02 pounds, 14% lighter than the 3.48 pounds 2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina.

Weight2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina
Pound
3.02 lbs.
3.48 lbs.
Kilogram
1.37 kg
1.58 kg

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Non-upgradable storage

The 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) has soldered storage, and there are no M.2 slots for expansion.

Slots2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina
M.2
Onboard
Yes x1
Has five fewer ports and slots

The 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) has fewer ports and slots count than the 2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina. It has only three versus eight amount of ports and slots on the 2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina.

Ports2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina
full-size SD card slotNoYes
HDMINoYes
headphone jackYesYes
power portNoYes
Thunderbolt 2NoYes x2
Thunderbolt 3Yes x2No
USB-ANoYes x2
Total38
Worst versatile connectivity

The 2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3) has less versatile I/O connectivity than the 2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina. It has only two versus five commonly used ports and slots on the 2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina.

Ports2016 MacBook Pro 13 (2TB3)2015 MacBook Pro 13 Retina
headphone jackYesYes
full-size SD card slotNoYes
HDMINoYes
power portNoYes
Thunderbolt 3YesNo
USB-ANoYes