Compare Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/8GB/256GB/Mac OS X) vs Apple MacBook 2016

 
Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/8GB/256GB/Mac OS X)
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Rank Rank #1Rank #2  
Spec Score 
100 / 100
100 / 100
  
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
 
75Value For Money
79Value For Money
  
Display     
Screen Size
13.3 inch 12 inch   
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1600 pixels 2304 x 1440 pixels   
Display Type
- -   
Screen Details
LED-backlit Display with IPS Technology LED-backlit Display with IPS Technology   
Touchscreen
No No   
Webcam MP
- -   
2 in 1 Laptop (Convertible)
No No   
Webcam
Yes, 0.9 MP Yes, 0.3 MP   
Video Recording
- -   
Secondary Camera
- -   
Processor     
Processor Brand
Intel Intel   
Chipset
- -   
Processor
Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) Intel Core M   
Processor Model
5257U M3   
Processor Clock Speed
2.7GHz 1.1GHz   
Processor Details
Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz   
Cache
3MB shared L3 cache 4 MB   
Memory     
RAM
8GB 8GB   
RAM Expandable Upto
- -   
RAM Type
DDR3L DDR3   
Memory Slots
- 1   
RAM Frequency
1866MHz 1866MHz   
Storage     
Storage Type
SSD SSD   
Storage Capacity
256GB 256GB   
Secondary Storage Capacity
- -   
Hard Drive RPM
- -   
Storage Interface
PCIe PCIe   
General Specs     
Weight
1.58 kg 0.92 kg   
Dimensions (mm)
12.35 x 8.62 x 0.70 11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14   
Colour
Silver Space Gray   
Warranty
1 Year 1 Year   
Warranty Type
International, Carry in International, Carry in   
Warranty Details
AppleCare 2 Year Extended Warranty at extra cost AppleCare 2 Year Extended Warranty at extra cost   
Sales Package
- -   
Lockport
- -   
Ports and Slots     
USB 2.0
No No   
USB 3.0
Yes, 2 No   
USB 3.1
- No   
HDMI
Yes, 1 No   
VGA
No No   
Mini DisplayPort
Yes, 2 No   
RJ45 LAN (Ethernet)
No No   
Media Card Support
SDXC -   
Optical Drive
No No   
USB Type C
No Yes, 1, Multi-port for Charging, Video and Data. HDMI, VGA Adapters Sold Separately   
Micro USB
No No   
Graphics     
Graphics Processor
Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Intel HD Graphics 515   
Dedicated Graphics Memory
- -   
Graphics Memory Type
- -   
Audio     
Input
Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack   
Speakers
Stereo Speakers Stereo Speakers   
Technologies
- -   
Wireless Connectivity     
Bluetooth
Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0   
WiFi
Yes, IEEE 802.11ac Yes, IEEE 802.11a/c/g/n   
SIM Card Slot
No No   
Power     
Battery Capacity
74.9WHr Lithium Polymer Battery 41.4 WHr   
Adapter
60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port 29 W   
Removable Battery
No No   
Battery Life (Upto)
10 hours 10 hours   
Battery Cell
- -   
Battery Type
- -   
Input     
Pointer Input
Trackpad Trackpad   
Keyboard
Backlit, QWERTY Backlit, QWERTY   
Fingerprint Scanner
No No   
Platform     
Operating System
Mac OS X Mac OS X   
OS Version
Mac OS X El Capitan Mac OS X El Capitan   

Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/8GB/256GB/Mac OS X) vs Apple MacBook 2016 Specs

Specs
Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/8GB/256GB/Mac OS X)Apple MacBook 2016  
Screen Size 13.3 inch12 inch  
Processor Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)Intel Core M  
RAM 8GB8GB  
Storage Capacity 256GB256GB  

Apple MacBook 2016 Pros & Cons

The Good
  • A little better real-world performance than the previous generation MacBook
  • Extremely portable thanks to its thinness and weight of under 1kg
  • Premium aluminum build, now with four colour options (Rose Gold)
  • Crisp, high-resolution Retina Display & Long battery life considering size
  • Large, multi-gesture, pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad
The Bad
  • Only one USB Type C port for any kind of connectivity, that's used for charging also
  • Low travel of the keyboard may not appeal everybody
  • Powerful enough for basic computing, but nothing more
  • Low-resolution 0.3MP camera
  • Need to buy adaptors to even use USB, after-sales service & accessories expensive

Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/8GB/256GB/Mac OS X) Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Premium and sturdy aluminum build, considerably light at 1.58kg
  • Beautiful 2560 x 1600 pixel Retina display, loud speakers
  • Fast performance thanks to chipset, SSD & 8GB of RAM. Long battery life
  • Large, gesture friendly, pressure sensitive Force Touch trackpad
  • Ample ports including HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt
The Bad
  • No dedicated graphics for a machine with 'Pro' in its name
  • Expensive after sales service, warranty upgradation and accessories
  • Aluminum prone to heating upon heavy usage, scratches are more apparent
  • Dust collects easily under the exhaust right below the display, hard to clean
  • No legacy connectors like an RJ-45 LAN or an optical drive
This page helps you compare Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/8GB/256GB/Mac OS X) with Apple MacBook 2016. When you see Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/8GB/256GB/Mac OS X) Vs Apple MacBook 2016 comparison on Pricebaba, watch-out for the specifications of these phones and also the VFM score. With Pricebaba’s Value For Money Score, you can know how Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/8GB/256GB/Mac OS X) stands against Apple MacBook 2016 and which one you should buy. The prices for both these products were updated May 26, 2019.
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