Apple's new MacBook Air vs the MacBook Pro - Here are the main differences
Nov 8, 2018, 19:27 IST
Up until Apple unveiled its new MacBook Air, the choice of which computer to buy was much easier to make.
The old MacBook Air wasn't a good option recently considering its old specs and relatively high price tag for those specs. The only realistically good Apple laptop option was the MacBook Pro, or maybe the MacBook if you really valued portability.
But now that the new MacBook Air is here with refreshed specs, features, and design, there's finally a viable option that's not the MacBook Pro.
The new MacBook Air offers a lighter weight and a slimmer overall design for a lower price tag than any MacBook Pro.
Check out the similarities and differences between the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pros:
The MacBook Air's design is a mix of the original MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro.
Both the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro have the same size 13-inch displays.
Both laptop displays also have the same sharpness and resolution, but they're not the same quality.
The MacBook Air has a less powerful processor chip, and can't be upgraded.
Both laptops come with the same 8GB of RAM, and have the same 16GB upgrade limit.
The new MacBook Airs have a Touch ID sensor, whereas only the more expensive 2018 MacBook Pros have a Touch ID sensor.
None of the new MacBook Airs have a Touch Bar.
The MacBooks Air isn't that much lighter than the MacBook Pro.
The MacBook Pro is actually slightly thinner than the MacBook Air at its thickest point.
The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro have the same number of USB-C ports.
Both laptops have similar keyboards and trackpads.
Both laptops can connect to the same number of monitors at 5K and 4K resolutions.
The MacBook Air is overall cheaper than the MacBook Pro.