The world has never questioned the superiority of Apple products. Buyers never faced dilemma while selecting any Apple products because Apple products are class apart and far superior to the products offered by rival manufacturers. However, today Apple loyalists who want to purchase the MacBook are unable to decide which MacBook to buy; MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.
If you look at Apple lineup of devices, you will see that users have two options when it comes to buying 13-inch laptops, the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Both laptops have a very little difference in terms of features, design and price. So buyers are confused when selecting between these two. Let’s compare these laptops side by side on different aspects which will help the user to take the right decision
Size: The MacBook Pro is the oldest between two and also heavier than MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro weighs around 1 pound and half more than the MacBook Air.
Performance: The RAM and storage specs of both laptops are almost same. The MacBook Air features a faster 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 while MacBook Pro comes equipped with second generation 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 processor. The MacBook Pro provides superior performance in comparison to MacBook Air. But that does not mean MacBook Air offer a slouch performance. It provides a user with good performance despite having a low clock speed processor.
Battery Life: The MacBook Pro and MacBook Air have almost same battery life that is approximately 6 hours and 40 minutes.
Features: The MacBook Pro comes loaded with more features than MacBook Air such as a DVD-RW, an HD webcam and a larger capacity hard drive. The MacBook also features an Ethernet jack and a Firewire port. The MacBook Air has a display of superior resolution of 1,440×900 pixels while the MacBook pro has a display of resolution of 1,280×800 pixels
If you look at direct comparison between these two MacBooks then it is quite clear that none has a definite edge over the other. If you don’t give more weightage to size and the weight of the laptop then the MacBook Pro scores more in terms of Value for Money proposition. The MacBook Pro has all extra goodies that a normal computer user will like to have such as a DVD-RW optical drive, a bigger hard drive and more ports.
The intended use of laptop is also important when you go to buy a laptop. The intended use depends on the profession of an individual. if you are frequent traveler then the MacBook Air is the best option for you. The new MacBook Air performance is also quite good for normal tasks. If cost is not a hindrance for you when it comes to buying devices then MacBook Pro is the right choice for you. Students can either go for MacBook Pro or MacBook Air as there is not much difference in prices of entry level devices after the educational discount offered by Apple.