Apple has nurtured devices that are not only best-selling but also characterized by favoritism. Rolling out latest updates every year, Apple has marked its stand in the market as the creator of niche devices.
Let’s take the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Apple created both the devices with different features and specs, which made it easy for consumers to decide as to where to splurge.
Now let’s consider the specifications and features of both the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, just as we hear Apple plans to launch an update to the former.
Starting with size, the ball stands in Air’s court. Weighing just 3 pounds, the MacBook Air is ¾ pound lighter than the MacBook Pro.
Considering the performance specs, the slightly heavier MacBook Pro comes powered by a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 processor. With 8GB of RAM, the Pro carries 128GB of storage.
Whereas running on a 1.3GHz Intel Haswell ULT processor, the MacBook Air sports 4GB of RAM. The recent MacBook Air holds a slower clock speed than its predecessor. However, the latest Haswell processor is 45 percent speedy and has 40 percent better graphics performance.
Talking of display, the MacBook Pro gets an edge here. At 2560 x 1600 pixels, the Pro offers better clarity than Air that holds 1440 x 900 pixels resolution. Also over 250 applications in Pro take advantage of the Retina display.
Considering the costing, Air starts at a price of $400, which does give it an advantage.
However, users can consider all these variants before deciding on where to splurge.