M1 Pro 14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 vs. M1 MacBook Pro 2020 (Specs Comparison)

Apple has just announced the new M1 Pro 14-inch MacBook Pro for 2021. The new MacBook Pro brings major improvements over last year’s M1 13-inch MacBook Pro with features like M1 Pro chip, Liquid Retina Display, ProMotion 120Hz refresh rate, MagSafe charging, more slots and more

If you’re interested in checking out the details specs comparison between the M1 Pro 14-inch MacBook Pro with the 13.3-inch M1 MacBook Pro, then we have got you covered.

When it comes to specs this year’s 14-inch MacBook Pro beats its predecessor with a large margin. It not only features upgraded internals but also boasts a brand new screen that increases its real estate.

M1 Pro 14-inch MacBook Pro vs M1 MacBook Pro

Here is a specs comparison between base model M1 Pro 14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 vs base model M1 MacBook Pro 2020.

We have compared major specs differences between the two devices including processor, display, storage, memory, Wi-Fi, battery, keyboard and more.

Specs comparison

14-inch M1 Pro MacBook Pro (2021)13-inch M1 MacBook Pro Base model (2020)
ProcessorM1 Pro 8-core CPU with 6 performance cores and 2 efficiency coresM1 8-core CPU
RAM16GB8GB
Display14-inch Liquid Retina XDR13.3-inch Retina Display
Resolution3024×19642560×1600
Display technologyLiquid Retina XDR DisplayLED Backlit display with IPS technology
Brightness1000 nits500 nits
Storage512GB256GB
GraphicsM1 Pro 14-core GPUM1 8-core GPU
PortsSDXC Card slot, HDMI port, 3.5mm headphone jack, MagSafe 3 port, 3 Thunderbolt 4 ports2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports
AutheneticationTouch IDTouch ID
ChargingMagSafe ChargingUSB-C Charging
Charging Brick67w USB-C Power Adapter61W USB-C Power adapter
KeyboardBlacklit Magic KeyboardBlacklit Magic Keyboard with Touch Bar
Camera1080p FaceTime HD720p FaceTime HD
Audio6 speaker sound systemStereo Speakers
Battery70-watt hour lithium polymer battery58.2-watt hour lithium polymer battery
Battery Life17 hours17 hours
Wi-Fi802.11ax Wi-Fi 6802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
SizeHeight: 0.61 inch 
Width: 12.31 inches  Depth: 8.71 inches
Height: 0.61 inch 
Width: 11.97 inches  Depth: 8.36 inches
Weight3.5 pounds3.0 pounds
ColorsSilver and Space GreySilver and Space Grey
Price$1,999$1,299

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