Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs MacBook Air: What’s the difference?


Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs Apple MacBook Air

APPLE has unveiled its Back To School deal on MacBook laptops – which bundles a free pair of Beats wireless headphones with any purchase. But which MacBook is the right fit for you?

Apple Macbook Air

Apple hasn’t officially killed the MacBook Air yet, but it hasn’t redesigned it recently either, choosing to give it a slight bump in specs at WWDC in June only, which it also did to the newer MacBook Pros.

  • MacBook Pro 13-inch base model is thinner than MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch base model is slightly heavier than MacBook Air
  • MacBook Air is lighter
  • MacBook Pro 13-inch base model higher resolution display and brighter
  • MacBook Air lower resolution and less colour support
  • Same size displays
  • The MacBook Air has a longer battery life
  • The MacBook Pro 13-inch base model is more powerful on paper
  • Better configuration options on MacBook Pro
  • The MacBook Pro 13-inch base model has two Thunderbolt 3 ports only
  • More ports on the MacBook Air, including SDXC card slot
  • The MacBook Pro 13-inch base model is more expensive
  • MacBook Air only laptop to start under £1000

MacBook Pro (Without Touch Bar From £1,249, With Touch Bar From £1,749)

  • 13-Inch Retina Display
  • Most Powerful MacBook On Sale
  • USB Type-C and 3.5mm Headphone Port
  • Large ForceTouch Trackpad
  • Second-Generation Butterfly Keyboard
  • Some Models Ship With Touch Bar

MacBook Air (From £949)

  • Cheapest Laptop Apple Sells
  • 12 Hours Battery Life
  • No Retina Display
  • No ForceTouch Trackpad
  • Traditional Scissor Mechanism Keyboard
  • Two USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2, 3.5mm Headphone Port and a SDXC Card Reader

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