With Apple Inc just dropping new products in the market, from smartphones to tablets to desktops, one product that definitely attracted the attention of Apple fans was the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display. How does this face off viz-a-viz Apple iPad Air though? Following are some features and specs comparison to help shoppers make a decision:With Apple Inc just dropping new products in the market, from smartphones to tablets to desktops, one product that definitely attracted the attention of Apple fans was the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display. How does this face off viz-a-viz Apple iPad Air though? Following are some features and specs comparison to help shoppers make a decision:

 

  • DISPLAY: With Retina display features in both the gadgets, users would not be able to discern the individual pixels from a normal distance of viewing. They make the icons, texts and images appear that clearer and smoother.

 

            Macbook Pro Retina: 2,560 x 1,600 13.3 inch display/ 227 pixels per inch

 

            iPad Air: 2048 x 1536 9.7-inch display/ 264 pixels per inch

 

            The HD resolution of Macbook Pro Retina is better than that of iPad Air, but the latter has

            a higher pixel density.

 

  • PROCESSOR: Macbook 13-inch Pro with the latest Intel fourth generation Haswell Processor, with Intel’s brand new chipsets Iris and Iris Pro. iPad Air with A7 64-bit processor and M7 coprocessor makes every task look faster and easier. Both are incredibly fast, Macbook 13-inch Pro runs on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and iPad Air uses the brand new much talked about iOS 7.

 

  • BATTERY LIFE: iPad Air promises approximately 10 hours battery life. There is considerable improvement in the battery standby time too. Similar 10 hours battery performance is expected out of Macbook 13-inch 2013 Pro.

 

  • DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS: iPad Air is very light in weight, highly portable and feels so comfortable to use. It has a width of 0.75 mm, and an amazing feature that the user almost forgets he is holding the device. Macbook Pro 2013 is very light for a notebook, weighing just over 3lbs and thicker than iPad Air.

 

iPad Air is priced at $499, while Macbook Pro 2013 at $1099. Both are portable, offer an incredible array of features and highly power packed. Let’s see who makes the cut in the market.