Should you buy MacBook Pro 13 inch or MacBook Pro 15 inch

Built on groundbreaking technology, MacBook Pro is a genius creation of Apple Inc. Powerful than its previous generation, MacBook Pro is razor thin and faster than ever with 1GHz Turbo Boost built on macOS High Sierra operating system, the highest level of macOs available yet. The Touch Bar feature of MacBook Pro makes it even more desirable – a multi-touch embedded in the keyboard provides instant access to all the tools you want, at whatever time you want. Here is an overall comparison between the two newest notebooks by Apple – MacBook Pro (13 inches) and MacBook Pro (15 inches).

TouchBar feature:

While MacBook Pro (13 inches) comes in 2 variants with the newest of them having the Touch Bar feature, MacBook Pro (15 inches), on the other hand, comes with Touch Bar with incorporated Touch ID sensor. The 13 inch MacBook Pro is priced between $1613 to $2524 MacBook Pro (15 inches) on the other and, is priced between $3011 and $3508. All the variants of MacBook Pro (13 inches) and MacBook Pro (15 inches) are available in silver and space grey color.

Retina Display:

MacBook Pro (13 inches) has Retina display of 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with 2560×1600 native resolution marked at 227 pixels per inch. Having brightness of 500 nits, the supported scaled resolutions include 1680×1050, 1440×900 and 1024×640.The 15 inch MacBook Pro by Apple has a Retina display of 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology. It comes with 2880×1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch. Sharing the same 500 nits brightness with 13 inch MacBook Pro, the supported scaled resolutions include 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1280×800 and 1024×640.


13-inch MacBook Pro model without the touch bar has a 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 64MB of eDRAM and a Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz. 13-inch notebook with Touch Bar has a 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, eDRAM of 64MB and a Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz. The 15 inch MacBook Pro and its two variants have a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor along with 6MB shared L3 cache, and Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz and 2.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, along with 8MB shared L3 cache, and a Turbo Boost of up to 3.9GHz, respectively.

Other features:

13 inch MacBook Pro is available with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650. The two variants of the 15-inch notebook have Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching and Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching along with along with Intel HD Graphics 630.
Out of the two different variants of 13 inch MacBook Pro, the first one has a Full-sized backlit keyboard with 78 (US) or 79 (ISO) keys comprising 12 function keys along with four arrow keys and an Ambient light sensor along with pressure-sensing capabilities that enables force clicks, pressure-sensitive drawing and Multi-Touch gestures. The one with the Touch Bar has a full-sized backlit keyboard with 64 (US) or 65 (ISO), a Touch Bar comprising Touch ID sensor. It also has a force Touch trackpad for defined cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities. The keyboard and trackpad of the 15 inch MacBook Pro are similar to the 13 inch MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar.

The 13 inch and 15 inches Apple notebooks both have 720p FaceTime HD camera along with full native resolution on the built-in presentation. Stereo speakers of 15 inch MacBook Pro share the same specs of the 13 inch MacBook Pro (with Touch bar) with high dynamic range, three microphones, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Buy a device that suits your professional requirement and budget the best.

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