In this article, we will compare 13” MacBook Air and 13” MacBook Pro so it becomes easier for you to decide which MacBook should you buy.
MacBook Pro has a much better display. It has P3 color support so it has 25% more colors as compared to 100% RGP. In the case of MacBook Air, it is not that much color accurate so if you are a photo editor, you need to go with MacBook Pro for the more accurate color display. Another difference is display brightness; MacBook Pro gets 500 nits while MacBook Air has around 350 nits, so it is dimmer than MacBook Pro. 2019 MacBook Air Vs 2019 MacBook Pro
- 13” MacBook Air costs $1099.
- 13” MacBook Pro costs $1799.
Size Differences and Ports:
They both are very similar in size. But if you look from the side angle then the MacBook Air has a wedge shape whereas the MacBook Pro has a flat shape. So, that’s one big difference. Both have one headphone jack on one side and the other side, they have two thunderbolt- 3 ports. MacBook Air is a little bit thicker as compared to MacBook Pro at the thickest points but on the front end, it is thinner as compared to MacBook Pro.
Design and Layout Differences:
MacBook Pro has a touch bar that is not present on MacBook Air. However, the MacBook Air does get the touch ID and it is built-in right into the power button. They both have speakers on the sides. The MacBook Air has a hinge which cuts the whole front end, on the other hand, there is only a notch in the corner of MacBook Pro. MacBook Air’s trackpad is slightly smaller than the MacBook Pro. On the MacBook Air the keyboard slopes downwards. The MacBook Pro at the top is lower than the MacBook Air and from the front, the MacBook Pro is higher. So, you get a nice downward slope on the MacBook Air. This will give you a better typing experience. You will feel more comfortable typing on the MacBook Air whereas on the MacBook Pro your palms might get dig into the edge and you will feel a little bit uncomfortable over time. They both have fast touch ID.
Touch Bar vs Function Keys:
MacBook Air has function keys and with the function keys, you have access to all the settings like brightness control, volume control and many other window controls as well as you have access to the escape key. While MacBook Pro has a touch bar, in the touch bar, first you must hit the arrow on the touch bar, to get access to the same keys. So, in this case, you don’t have access to everything at once as you have with the function keys.
Speakers of 13” MacBook Pro are better than that of 13” MacBook Air as you can hear more volume on the MacBook Pro. Also, the voice sounds clearer on the MacBook Pro. As well. There is based on the MacBook Pro. Overall, both MacBooks sound good but MacBook Pro sounds a little bit better. Both sound much better than than the Windows laptops out there.
2019 MacBook Air comes with a dual-core processor whereas the MacBook Pro gets a Quad-core. This Quad-core is 1.4 GHz quad-core it is very powerful. CPU of MacBook Pro is much more powerful than that of MacBook Air. You get more than double Multi-core performance on the MacBook Pro.
So, after comparing all that we can say that the MacBook Pro is the better value considering the better display, the bigger trackpad, and the much better performance. The positive points of MacBook Air are that it gets 2 hours more battery life and it comes in a golden color, so if you want a MacBook in golden color, so you can buy MacBook Air. Also, MacBook Air comes with regular function keys. So, if you can stand the touch bar you can choose the MacBook Air and you can get those function keys and finally the MacBook Air’s keyboards slope downward so you will have a more comfortable typing experience. So, if you are a writer you would be going to love the MacBook Air for better battery life and a more comfortable typing experience.