Comparison: MacBook Pro VS MacBook Air
What to choose between a Macbook Pro and a MacBook Air ?
That's it you want to take the plunge with a MacBook! You will acquire a very efficient computer over time and which will undoubtedly save you time. But among all the possible choices of MacBook, not easy to make a choice! Especially since there is a categoryMacbook Pro and a category Macbook Air, but in any case you can easily get a cheap MacBook by choosing the refurbished one. To help you in your search, we have concocted a comparison of the two types of Macbook.
The main differences between the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air
MacBook all have a sleek design and a nice touch. However, theRefurbished MacBook Air stands out a little more in this aspect compared to the MacBook Pro. Indeed, the MacBook Air offers even more refined lines, a thinner design and is very often available in more colors than its neighbor the MacBook Pro.
The difference between the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air is also felt in the weight of the two devices. Generally, the MacBook Air weighs less than the MacBook Pro. But these differences are also justified by the fact that the Pro is much more efficient than the Air model. We will show you in detail the differences between the two types of MacBook.
Comparisons between models
Take the example of Refurbished MacBook Air 13“ MI 2013 to start. This model offers:
- A very light weight of 1.35k
- several storage levels: 128 / 256 / 512 GB SSD
- an Intel i5 processor with a frequency of 1.3 GHz
- 8 GB RAM memory
- excellent autonomy
- 1 Thunderbolt port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 SDXC card slot
- graphics card: Intel HD Graphics 5000
What is the difference with a newer refurbished MacBook Air, such as theMacBook Air 13“ 2019 ?
The main differences are: 1 TB SSD storage capacity, Touch ID function, 1.6 GHz processor frequency, better screen resolution, better memory capacity (from 8 GB to 16 RAM) and a even lighter weight.
About the Refurbished MacBook Pro, you will notice important differences between the Air and the Pro !
Let's go on the refurbished MacBook Pro 13“ Retina MI 2014:
- storage capacity from 128 GB SSD to 1 TB SSD (like previous models)
- Better processor frequency: 2.6 Ghz
- Retina display, instead of LED on Air models up to 2017
- 8 GB RAM memory
- 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 SDXC card slot, 1 HDMI port
- A screen resolution of 2500 x 1600 pixels
- A weight of 1.57 kg
On the other hand, with regard to the MacBook Pro Touch Bar 2019, also refurbished, it has a processor frequency of 1.4 GHz to 2.4 Ghz, touch ID, a maximum storage capacity of 2 TB SSD, lighter weight, and obviously the presence of the Touch Bar. It is a small touch screen that is placed above the keyboard. It is used to make life easier for the user, adapting to the application used and offering practical and often used functions.
So the newer models all offer more functionality regardless of whether it's a MacBook Air or Pro. The Air models are still lighter but less complete. The Macbook Pro offers more functions that will serve people who use the computer as a work tool in different ways.
The benefits of choosing refurbished
By opting for a refurbished computer, you benefit from several advantages. On the one hand, in terms of price, you make a real saving and you can thus get a cheap MacBook Air but also a cheap MacBook Pro! No need to break the bank to own a product Apple !Know that you save on average up to 40% off the new purchase price. In addition, with refurbished, you choose to participate in a more sustainable world and ethical consumption. Are you afraid of the quality of the product obtained? There is no reason to be afraid, all refurbished products like MacBook go through a verification process over 20+ checkpoints. You can be sure to get a fully functional MacBook, inside and out like new !
So, refurbished MacBook Air or MacBook Pro ?
As you will have understood, thanks to the refurbished, you have the opportunity to buy high quality products for much less. MacBook are real computer monsters. By being aware of the major differences between the Macbook Air and the Pro, your choice should be easier. As a general rule, the MacBook Air is recommended for users who want a high-end and reliable portable device over time. As for the MacBook Pro, it is essential for people working from their computer and needing high performance and various features
If you still don't know which model of MacBook to choose, we invite you to read our article : Which MacBook to choose.
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