Apple’s MacBook Air: Macbook Air vs. MacBook Pro review
MacBook Pro (Retina, 12.3 inch, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15-inch display, Windows 10 Home) Pros The new MacBook Pro has the most advanced processor Apple has ever made, the most powerful Macbook ever, the best screen ever and a brand new design.
The laptop is available with both 12.1-inch and 12.2-inch configurations.
It comes with a 16GB or 32GB SSD and comes with either a 128GB or 256GB PCIe SSD, depending on your system configuration.
Cons You’ll pay more for a Macbook Pro.
The price tag is about the same as for a regular MacBook Pro, but the performance difference is about $400 more.
It has the same graphics processor, which means the laptop can support 1080p or 1440p resolutions.
It supports dual-core processors and can boot into macOS 10.11 or 10.12.
Its battery life is a bit longer than a regular laptop’s, but you’ll get to use it for about a week without needing to charge.
MacBook Air (Retinas, Core, Core 2 Duo, 6GB RAM and 8GB SSD), $1,199 Pros The newest MacBook Air is the most impressive machine Apple has made.
The MacBook Pro is still an outstanding choice, but it has the more powerful Core i7 and Core i9 processors.
The Macbook Pros have an 8GB or 16GB RAM upgrade, but they are faster.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro costs $1.199 more than the 15-incher.
The battery lasts up to six weeks and can charge to 50 percent.
Pros The 13.3-inch, 11.6-inch model is the cheapest MacBook Air you can buy right now.
It also has the best display.
Cons The keyboard is not as good as the MacBook Pro’s, so it’s not a great choice.
The only other Macbook that comes with the keyboard is the 14-inch Retina MacBook Pro.
There is a 15-in MacBook Pro with a keyboard and a trackpad that costs $3,199, but that has a smaller battery.
You can find a 15.6in MacBook Air for $1 and a 13.9in MacBook for $2.
There are more MacBook Pros coming.
The 14-inchers are available now and include more performance.
They also include a touch bar, which Apple claims will improve battery life.
MacBook Pros with Touch Bar (Retinas, Core2, Core 1, 1TB RAM, 1GB SSD) Pros These laptops use the same Intel processor as the 13-inched models, but are significantly faster.
They can be bought with 256GB or 512GB SSDs.
Pros This is the best laptop for most people, especially for the money.
It’s very powerful, but only about $1 more than its $1K MacBook Pro sibling.
It uses a faster Intel Core i6 processor, so you’ll use more of it.
Cons They’re not as efficient as the new MacBook Pros.
They have slightly larger batteries.
The new laptops have a keyboard that isn’t as responsive as the keyboard on the 13.7-inch Macbook.
There’s also no Thunderbolt 3 or DisplayPort 1.2.
Mac Pro (Core i7, Core Duo, Core Pro, 8-core CPU, 16GB SSD; Core i3, Core Turbo, 8MB RAM, 4GB SSD).
Pros These are the cheapest, fastest Macs on the market.
They come with a 256GB, 512GB or 8GB of RAM, and a 256MB SSD.
Pros These Macs come with Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort.
Pros They have better battery life than the 13 and 14-inches.
Cons Thunderbolt 3 is a standard that supports many Thunderbolt 3 devices.
You won’t get any USB-C connectors.
They won’t support the new Thunderbolt 2 standard.
Mac Mini (Core, Core S, Core 3, 8, 16-inch SSD) Mac mini (Retinal) Pros Mac mini is the MacBook mini of the future.
It costs $999 less than the MacBook Pros, but its performance is still very good.
Pros It has better battery performance than the new Mac Pros, so the battery lasts for more than two months without needing charging.
Pros You’ll be able to use the MacBook for three months without using a charger.
The keyboard and trackpad are still excellent.
Mac mini will be more affordable than the regular MacBook.
Pros More expensive than the 17-inch or 18-inch models.
Mac Air (Core Core 2, Core 6, Core T, Core I) Pros Apple has introduced a new version of the Mac Air that’s faster, thinner, more powerful and lighter than the old model.
It only has 16GB of storage, but with a 64GB SSD it can store about 6,000 photos, videos, documents and music.
Pros A lot of users will upgrade to