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Compare Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) vs. Apple MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

This is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) vs. the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Differences are highlighted in yellow.
Item MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009) MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
Item image Item image
Screen size 15.4" [x] 13.3" [x]
Release year 2009 [x] 2015 [x]
Screen brightness 300nt [x]
Battery capacity 73Wh [x] 74.9Wh [x]
Weight 2.49kg [x] 1.58kg [x]
Power interface Magsafe 2 [x]
Graphics Intel Iris Graphics 6100 [x]
Resolution width 1440px [x] 2560px [x]
Resolution height 900px [x] 16px [x] / 1600px [x]
RAM interface Dual SODIMM slot [x] Soldered [x]
Screen type TN [x] IPS [x]
Colour Silver [x] Silver [x]
Key travel Unknown [x] Unknown [x]
PWM detected? Unknown [x] Unknown [x]
Screen finish Glossy [x]
RAM speed 1066MHz [x] 1866MHz [x]
Storage size 1024GB [x] / 512GB [x] / 256GB [x]
Contrast ratio 900:1 [x]
Pixel density 8ppi [x] 227ppi [x]
CPU architecture 64bit [x]
Width 36.4cm [x] 31.4cm [x]
Depth 24.9cm [x] 21.9cm [x]
RAM 4GB [x] 16GB [x] / 8GB [x]
Number of USB 3 ports 2 [x]
Number of USB 2 ports 2 [x]
Height 1.8cm [x]
Aspect ratio 16:10 [x] 16:10 [x]
Number of FireWire 800 ports 1 [x]
Backlit? Yes [x] Yes [x]
Unibody? Yes [x]
Kensington lock slot? Yes [x] No [x]
Physical escape key? Yes [x] Yes [x]
Card reader? SDXC [x]
Keyboard mechanism Scissor [x]
Function row style Physical keys [x] Physical keys [x]
Newest compatible operating system OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 [x] Latest [x]
NFC? No [x] No [x]
Supports Coreboot? No [x] No [x]
Removable battery? No [x] No [x]
Fingerprint reader? No [x] No [x]
Touch screen? No [x] No [x]
Touch bar? No [x] No [x]
Multitouch screen? No [x]
USB C? No [x]
FireWire? No [x]
Operating system macOS [x]
RAM specification DDR3 [x] LPDDR3 [x]
Battery type Lithium-polymer [x]
Keyboard style Chiclet (Island keys) [x] Chiclet (Island keys) [x]
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