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MacBook Air or Pro - the main differences

  • Aug 13, 2020
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MacBook Air or Pro - the difference between the two Apple Notebooks is not only in the naming. Read in this comparison, what are the similarities and differences between the two laptops and for whom what model is suitable.

MacBook Air vs Pro: The Display

Both the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro are in each case a plurality of display sizes and processor clock speeds available.
  • With a display size of 13.3", the MacBook Air ultra-portable and fits easily in briefcase, messenger bag or backpack, while the MacBook Pro can be used with a display size of 13.3" and 15.4" as a desktop replacement.
  • The Pro MacBooks have a ultra-sharp Retina Display with the resolution of 2.560x1.600 with 227ppi to the small Model and the resolution of 2,880 x 1800 with 220ppi, while the Air models only normal Display with the resolution of 1440 x 900 and 128ppi with.
  • A display size of both MacBooks: 13,3". This size offers a good compromise between mobility and desktop replacement.
Macbooks with Retina-Screen
Light and flat: Macbook Air

The processor in the MacBook Air and Pro

In the case of two MacBooks dual core be installed processors. However, these are clocked the MacBook Pro is higher, and thus offer more performance.
  • MacBook Pro 15.4", is installed on a Quad-core processor. In the 13" Notebooks dual-core processors are installed.
  • However, even the Upgrade of the MacBook Air on the i7 variant is weaker than the entry-level processor in the MacBook Pro. The dual-core processors in MacBook Air are sufficient for many applications, for intensive applications such as photo editing or Video Rendering, the processors of the MacBook Pro are suitable but better.

The graphics performance of the MacBook

  • The MacBook Air, you have to pass on a powerful graphics. The graphics performance is sufficient for common applications, high performance wonders are not to be expected.
  • The graphics chip on the MacBook Pro with 13" has a minimally better performance. A real video card, only the 15" inch has. The Radeon Pro 560 video card with 4GB of graphics memory is more powerful and offers better conditions for graphics-intensive applications such as Video Rendering or CAD.

No internal drive in the MacBook

In the case of the two MacBooks you have to do without an internal (DVD)drive. However, you have the option of an external drive. Here you will find many cheap models in the comparison:

Prices for MacBook Pro and Air

The price comparison Portal best check you can see the latest prices for all the MacBook models:
  • Macbook Pro 15"
  • Macbook Air
Alternatives to the usually expensive Apple Laptops can be found in the CHIP-best lists "Ultrabooks up to 13 inch" or "Ultrabooks 14 inch".