Comparison Of Two Cousins: Macbook Pro Retina vs. MacBook Air 2014

Possibly one of the slimmest devices ever designed, MacBook Pro Retina looks similar to the MacBook Air. Their features also look dangerously close. So, what is it that sets them apart?

The MacBook Pro Retina is known to be equipped with a lot of features and hence, is known to be one of the best among the Apple products. However, MacBook Air can be a wonderful choice for those who are looking for a budget product. The MacBook Pro is also heavier than the MacBook Air. While the Pro weighs 3.46 pounds, Macbook Air weighs 2.96 pounds. Pro is known to be sturdy considering the build quality and hence, it is heavier in the hand as well as backpack.

MacBook Air is known to be amazing as it is known to provide with battery life of about 12 hours. It is also known to be easily portable and the memory capacity is also appreciable if you go for 8 GB. Considering the MacBook Pro Retina, it is known to be larger when compared to MacBook Air in terms of the retina display and the options for good speed.

However, we should not miss that both the devices are mostly close in terms of nature and factor. They are known to have permanent RAM and no superdrive. They are equipped with 802ac wifi and are featured with PCIe SSD. Here are the MacBook Pro Retina and MacBook Air features compared: 

Features

MacBook Air (11-inch)

MacBook Pro With Retina Display (13-inch)

Display

11.6-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina LED-backlit display with IPS technology; res 2560×1600 at 227 pixels per inch

Storage

128GB flash storage
128GB

Processor

1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache
2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor

Memory

4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
4GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory

Size & Weight

Height: 0.3-1.7 cm (0.11-0.68 inches)
Width: 30 cm (11.8 inches )
Depth: 19.2 cm (7.56 inches)
Weight: 1.08 kg (2.38 pounds)2
Height: 1.8 cm (0.71 inches)
Width: 31.4 cm (12.35 inches)
Depth: 21.9 cm (8.62 inches)
Weight: 1.57 kg (3.46 pounds)2

Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 5000
Intel Iris Graphics
Camera
720p FaceTime HD camera
720p FaceTime HD camera

 

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