MacBook Pro 13" vs MacBook Pro 16": Which one should you buy?

MacBook Pro 13" vs MacBook Pro 16"
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The new Apple MacBook Pro 16" is the first new size of laptop from Apple in years – since the now-defunct 12" MacBook, in fact. Overnight, it has replaced the 15" MacBook Pro in Apple's lineup, meaning that the only two size options for portable Macs now are the MacBook Pro 13" and the MacBook Pro 16".

Being of the same family, the two laptops are obviously very similar, including lots of speed, top-tier screens, reliability, and a focus on being as small and lightweight as possible – reasons that Mac laptops have been staples for creative pros for so long.

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Matt Bolton

Matt is Managing Editor at, and previously worked on T3, MacLife and MacFormat. He's been testing technology for over a decade, working in specialist Apple publications as well general technology and creative journalism, and has charted Apple’s ups and downs since his student days (but still hopes to hear “one more thing”). By day, you can find him covering TV, audio, smart home gear and more at, as Home Tech Editor. By night, he's probably updating or pairing or installing some new piece of technology in the quest for the perfect setup.