No doubt Macbooks have proved themselves and deserved their current position as one of the top laptop brands in the whole world. If you are about to buy yourself a new laptop and you are considering buying a MacBook, which is, in fact, a very wise decision, you will definitely wonder whether buy a Pro Macbook or an Air Macbook.
No matter how it could appear as a costly decision, especially when compared with other laptops, but it is definitely worth it. Macbooks are worth each and every penny, they are smart, sustainable, and long enduring more than any other PC.
In this article, we are going to pin down the main differences between the two models to make it easier for users to make their decision and buy. Once you read the article and make up your mind, you can hit Xcite stores or check our online store to find and purchase any of them.
But first, before starting with the brief comparison, buyers are ought to make some decisions to find out what they really want. Are they looking for budget-friendly purchase? How much money can they spare? Do they prefer light laptops or heavy ones? There are some questions that need to be answered first.
Weight and dimensions
MacBook Air is one of the lightest laptops available, however, MacBook Pro went through a serious modification process to reduce its thickness and weight. This narrowed down the difference in weight between them to be very little.
The MacBook Air weighs 1.35 kgs and its thickness is 1.7 cm. To our surprise, the MacBook Pro is only 1.37 kgs and it is only 1.49 thick, which means it’s thinner than the Air. The main body frame dimensions of the Pro is 30.41 x 21.24 cm while the Air’s dimensions are 32.5 x 22.7 cm.
Unlike weight and dimensions, there is a clear difference in price between MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. The MacBook Air is cheaper than the Pro, it is available in two models; the 128 GB storage is priced at $999 while the 256 GB storage is available for $1,199.
The highest price of MacBook Air is $1,549 for the full kit out version available with a faster processor and a large 512 GB SSD.
As for the MacBook Pro, the cheapest version is priced at $1,299, updating the storage will make it cost $1,499 while the fully upgraded version is for $2,549.
The laptop gets even more expensive by adding the touch bar feature starting with $1,799 while the top version is for $2,899.
MacBook Air wins in this field since its battery life is longer than its more advanced counterpart “MacBook Pro”. According to Apple, the Air version can handle around 12 hours of wireless heavy-duty activity while it is only 10 hours for the Pro.
Both MacBooks offer 13-inch display screens, however, they differ in resolution quality. The Air’s display resolution is lower than the Pro. It has a native 1440×900 screen resolution while the Pro has 2560×1600 resolution. The difference in display quality is evident for any eye, both laptops have LED-backlit display while the Pro adds IPS technology to it.
IPS technology means offering wide viewing angle, rich colors, and accurate color correction feature.
The ratio of the width to the height of the MacBook Pro and Air display screens, or what’s known as aspect ratio, is 16:10 unlike most other laptops which adapt 16:9 aspect ratio.
If you are really into gaming or a heavy user of graphical applications, then you should definitely go for the Pro, not the MacBook Air.
The Pro uses an advanced graphics card from Intel, it’s the Intel Iris Plus 640 and 650 for the one with touch bar. The MacBook Air uses a pretty old card which is the HD Graphics 6000.
When it comes to storage size, there is barely a difference between both models. The MacBook Air is available with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. As for the MacBook Pro, it’s available with the same storage sizes in addition to the ability to increase the memory storage to 1 tera.