Only SpecsPRO can tell you with no doubts which laptop is better Apple MacBook Pro or Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. We have compared Apple MacBook Pro vs Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar configurations side by side: weight, display, processor, battery and all other specifications.

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inch, 2016 vs Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

  • Max Turbo Speed

  • Number of Cores

  • Cache

  • 64-bit Computing

  • Chipset Type

  • Features

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

  • display

  • LCD Backlight Technology

  • Widescreen Display

  • Image Aspect Ratio

  • Monitor Features

  • Type

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

  • Resolution

  • TFT Technology

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

  • Configuration Features

  • Technology

  • Installed Size

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

  • Form Factor

  • Slots Qty

  • Empty Slots

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

  • Type

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

  • Integrated Webcam

  • Sound

  • Features

  • Multi-GPU Configuration

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

  • SSD Form Factor

  • Capacity

  • Hard Drive Features

  • Specific Type

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

  • Miscellaneous

  • Color

  • Features

  • Included Accessories

  • Case Material

  • Color Category

  • System

  • Notebook Type

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

  • Depth

  • Height

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

  • Input

  • Type

  • Features

  • Localization & Layout

  • Input Device

  • Backlight

  • battery

  • Capacity

  • Cells

  • Technology

  • Run Time (Up To)

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

  • Wireless Controller

  • Wired Protocol

  • Features

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

  • Memory Card Reader

  • AC Adapter

  • Output

  • Input

  • Videos

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inch, 2016
Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015
  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

    Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) 2.6 GHz

  • Max Turbo Speed

    3.5 GHz

  • Number of Cores

    Quad-Core

  • Cache

    L3 - 6 MB

  • 64-bit Computing

    Yes

  • Chipset Type

    Mobile Intel HM175

  • Features

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

    15.4 in

  • display

  • LCD Backlight Technology

    LED backlight

  • Widescreen Display

    Yes

  • Image Aspect Ratio

    16:9

  • Monitor Features

    Wide Color Gamut

  • Type

    LED

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

    WQXGA+

  • Resolution

    2880 x 1800 (WQXGA+)

  • TFT Technology

    IPS

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

    2133 MHz

  • Configuration Features

    provided memory is soldered

  • Technology

    LPDDR3 SDRAM

  • Installed Size

    16 GB

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

    32 GB

  • Form Factor

    SO-DIMM 260-pin

  • Slots Qty

    2

  • Empty Slots

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

    Apple OS X 10.12 Sierra

  • Type

    Apple AirDrop, Apple AirPlay, Apple Image Capture, Apple Keynote, Apple Launchpad, Apple Mac App Store, Apple Mac OS X Chess, Apple Mission Control, Apple Numbers, Apple Pages, Apple Preview, Apple Automator, Apple QuickTime, Apple Safari, Apple Stickies, Apple System Preferences, Apple TextEdit, Apple Time Machine, Apple iBooks, Apple iMovie, Apple iTunes, Calendar, Apple Calculator, Contacts, Dictation, Drivers & Utilities, Game Center, Maps, Messages, Notes, Notification Center, Photo Booth, Reminders, Apple DVD Player, Siri, iCloud, Apple Dashboard, Apple Dictionary, Apple FaceTime, Apple Font Book, Apple GarageBand

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

    AMD Radeon Pro 450 / Intel HD Graphics 530 - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Sound

    Stereo speakers, three microphones

  • Features

    Dynaudio Premium Sound Technology, ESS SABRE HiFi audio DAC technology, Nahimic 2 sound technology

  • Multi-GPU Configuration

    1 single GPU card / integrated GPU

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

    SSD, flash storage, flash storage

  • SSD Form Factor

    M.2

  • Capacity

    256 GB

  • Hard Drive Features

    NVM Express (NVMe)

  • Specific Type

    flash storage

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Miscellaneous

  • Color

    space gray

  • Features

    Cooler Boost Trinity technology, SteelSeries gaming keyboard

  • Included Accessories

    power adapter

  • Case Material

    aluminum

  • Color Category

  • System

  • Notebook Type

    notebook

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

    13.8 in

  • Depth

    9.5 in

  • Height

    0.6 in

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

    4.03 lbs (1.83 kg, 64.48 oz)

  • Input

  • Type

    Force Touch trackpad, Touch Bar, keyboard

  • Features

    Multi-Touch Gesture Recognition, Touch ID sensor, ambient light sensor, force click, multi-touch touchpad, pressure sensitivity

  • Localization & Layout

    English

  • Input Device

  • Backlight

    Yes

  • battery

  • Capacity

    76 Wh

  • Cells

    3-cell

  • Technology

    lithium polymer

  • Run Time (Up To)

    10 sec

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

    802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2

  • Wireless Controller

    Killer Wireless-AC 1535

  • Wired Protocol

    Gigabit Ethernet

  • Features

    Killer DoubleShot Pro Technology, Killer Shield

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

    4 x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3
    Headphone output

  • Memory Card Reader

    Yes (SD Card, SDHC Card, SDXC Card)

  • AC Adapter

  • Output

    87 Watt

  • Input

    AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)

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  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

    Intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 2.2 GHz

  • Max Turbo Speed

    3.4 GHz

  • Number of Cores

    Quad-Core

  • Cache

    L3 - 6 MB

  • 64-bit Computing

    Yes

  • Chipset Type

  • Features

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, integrated memory controller

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

    15.4 in

  • display

  • LCD Backlight Technology

    LED backlight

  • Widescreen Display

    Yes

  • Image Aspect Ratio

  • Monitor Features

  • Type

    LED

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

  • Resolution

    2880 x 1800

  • TFT Technology

    IPS

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

    1600 MHz

  • Configuration Features

    provided memory is soldered

  • Technology

    DDR3L SDRAM

  • Installed Size

    16 GB

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

  • Form Factor

  • Slots Qty

  • Empty Slots

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

  • Type

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

    Intel Iris Pro Graphics

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Sound

    Stereo speakers , two microphones

  • Features

  • Multi-GPU Configuration

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

    SSD, flash storage, flash storage

  • SSD Form Factor

  • Capacity

    256 GB

  • Hard Drive Features

  • Specific Type

    flash storage

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Miscellaneous

  • Color

  • Features

  • Included Accessories

  • Case Material

    aluminum

  • Color Category

    silver

  • System

  • Notebook Type

    notebook

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

    14.1 in

  • Depth

    9.7 in

  • Height

    0.7 in

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

    4.5 lbs (2.04 kg, 72 oz)

  • Input

  • Type

    Force Touch trackpad, backlit keyboard

  • Features

    ambient light sensor, multi-touch touchpad

  • Localization & Layout

    English

  • Input Device

  • Backlight

  • battery

  • Capacity

    99.5 Wh

  • Cells

  • Technology

  • Run Time (Up To)

    9 sec

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

    802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0

  • Wireless Controller

  • Wired Protocol

  • Features

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

    2 x USB 3.0
    2 x Thunderbolt 2
    HDMI
    Headphone output

  • Memory Card Reader

    Yes ( SDXC Card )

  • AC Adapter

  • Output

    85 Watt

  • Input

    AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

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  • Summary

    The Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inch, 2016 is equipped with a better processor than the MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015: Intel Core i7 (6th Gen) 2.6 GHz clock speed versus Intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 2.2 GHz clock speed. It is very significant difference between these notebooks because fast CPU is better at performing multiple tasks at once.



    The MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015 has a better battery life as it is equipped with 99 Wh battery that is 23 Wh bigger in comparison to the Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inch, 2016 battery. It means that this notebook will work for a longer time without charging. The MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inch, 2016 weighs 4.03 lbs that is 0.47 lbs less compared to the weight of the MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015.

    Considering the above differences the Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inch, 2016 becomes the best buy. Check the list of the best offers on Amazon.