What MacBook Pro size should I choose? 13, 15 or 16 inches?

The MacBook Pro, undoubtedly beautiful and powerful. However, you may struggle to decide on what size MacBook Pro you should go for - 13, 15 or 16 inches? Read our detailed comparative guide of the models available to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro, and more importantly without breaking the bank too!

The MacBook Pro screen

Let's get to the heart of the matter by comparing the screens of the different models that make up the refurbished MacBook Pro range:

  • With its 3072 x 1920 pixel resolution and 16 inches, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the biggest and sharpest. It offers all the space you need to work on your graphic projects down to the smallest detail.

  • With its wider edges, the screen of the 15-inch MacBook Pro is smaller than that of its successor. Its resolution is 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, enough to obtain excellent image rendering.

  • With a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, the 13-inch MacBook Pro has the advantage of being smaller and therefore more easily transportable, but it is not as precise as the other computers in the range.

Note that all three have LED-backlit Retina displays.

MacBook Pro: a brief performance overview

MacBook Pros are generally the most powerful MacBooks. This comparison table gives you an idea of ​​what these computers have under their casing:

13 inch MacBook Pro

15 inch MacBook Pro

16 inch MacBook Pro


1.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5

1.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

* 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7

2.3GHz 8-core Intel Core i9

* 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9

Graphics Card

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

Intel HD Graphics530

Intel UHD Graphics 630 (all configurations)


8 GB

16 GB

* 16 GB

16 GB

32 GB

* 64 GB

Battery life

Up to 10 hours

Up to 10 hours

Up to 11 hours