The 13 inch Macbook Pro comes with two 3. Though they both share Retina Displays and similar keyboards, and even fall in a similar price range, there are some significant specs differences and other changes that differentiate the two devices. In one test by Geekbench, the 15-inch Macbook Pro scored 10810 in processing power, while the 13 inch Macbook Air scored 7007 and the 11 inch scored 7004. Even so, the MacBook just became a tougher recommendation in Apple's lineup. You can also have more processor cores, which lets you do more things at once. We'll be diving deep into how these tablets and laptops stack up, but if you want the specs, here they are.
However, you get a lot more for your money, including a 2. The Macbook Air is best suited for portability, while the Macbook Pro is a suitable desktop replacement for scientists, designers and working with video editing. In daily use, the Pro delivers exceptionally fast performance. The Macbook Air is best suited for portability, while the Macbook Pro is a more powerful machine and a suitable desktop replacement for scientists and designers. The older 15-inch MacBook Pro 2015 is rated for up to 9 of web browsing and iTunes movie playback, and 30 days on standby.
The new MacBook Airs promise maximum nits of 300. All three of Apple's portable lines claim 10 hours' battery life — though some tasks inevitably require more power than others. Apple also upgraded the drives in its 2017 models to read and write faster, with up to 3. But if you want maximum power because the things you do every day demand that, the Pro remains a better option. Read on to learn more about the similarities and differences between the new MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pros. Also along those lines, we're not counting the headphone jack as a true port, either.
The chunky bezels are gone as well, and, like on all other MacBooks, the display glass pushes to the edge. However we'll compare the two ranges in all the areas that matter to help you make the right pick for your needs and budget. You have a choice of a 1. Performance Digital Trends The specs under the hood and the pricing on the MacBook Air point to big differences between the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. When it comes to pro-level power, the iPad hangs in the race with the MacBook Pro for a surprising number of tasks — including image rendering — but Apple's top-tier laptop is still the king of multitasking pros. It does however have a few drawbacks. The non-Touch Bar models remain unchanged this year.
Which is more suitable for you? MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air: Apple has finally updated its range of MacBook Airs for 2018, adding some features and functions that until recently were only available on the higher-specced and more expensive MacBook Pro laptops. The Air also received an upgrade to its 13. The MacBook Air comes with the newer 8th generation 1. In addition, students who rely on aging university software and websites, as well as those who plan to do more numerical and typing work, may find that a MacBook better suits their needs than that of a tablet. This is useful if you want a laptop on the go but more of a desktop-like setup when you're home or at the office. The netted us 10 hours and 24 minutes of battery life in our video loop testing, and 5 hours and 3 minutes in web browsing. Colors For a long time, Apple only made laptops with silver, bead-blasted aluminum finishes.
So, that leaves us with the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro. But better performance and a healthy selection of ports is worth the extra half a kilo in our opinion. Amazon usually sells MacBooks at a slight discount compared with Apple's store. Both models can have their components upgraded if you're willing to pay even more, though. Nevertheless, the MacBook Air remains the most affordable Apple laptop.
The cheapest Air is about £600 less dear than the entry-level MacBook Pro. Still, the color accuracy comes in at high levels, which makes it a decent option for photographers and graphic designers. This is more powerful than than the Intel Core m3 chip in the 12-inch MacBook, but it can't touch the full-power chips found in the Pro range. It lacks both ProMotion, True Tone, and the P3 color space. It boosts the screen quality while keeping the thinness, and seems to pack in a solid amount of power to match the excellent battery life.
You can augment your iPad or iPad Pro with an external physical keyboard — a must for anyone who relies on text entry — and the Apple Pencil, the company's drawing and writing stylus. Both laptops have 720p webcams, stereo speakers, and a 3. The screen is gorgeous from any angle, and it has the same wide color gamut as the 5K iMac. All three of these laptops are built for a strong day's usage, but the MacBook Air has the best tally of all three of them. The MacBook Pro comes in at 0.
External displays Macs can also drive external displays — extra monitors you buy and connect. Once exclusive to iPhone and iPad, now you can have it on the Mac. Where the MacBook Pro weighs just over three pounds, the MacBook is just over two. But what's more important -- power or portability? While the new MacBook Air keeps the same 13. And it's £50 cheaper, to boot.
The new MacBook Air offers a lighter weight and a slimmer overall design for a lower price tag than any MacBook Pro. Retina, 2560 by 1600 pixels, 500 nits brightness, Wide color P3. Whether the MacBook Air can match that or not is another thing. It's also the only model that can bump up to a larger 15in display — for much more money, of course. Obviously, the MacBook Air is the thinner and lighter option for traveling, although you should make sure.