Apple’s new MacBook Air vs the MacBook Pro — Here are the main differences (AAPL)

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  • The new Apple MacBook Air is here with refreshed specs, features, and design, there’s finally a viable option that’s not the MacBook Pro. 
  • The new MacBook Air offers a lighter weight and a slimmer overall design for a lower price tag than any MacBook Pro. 
  • Both laptop displays also have the same sharpness and resolution, but they’re not the same quality. The MacBook Air also has better battery life.
  • Read on to learn more about the similarities and differences between the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pros.

Up until Apple unveiled its new MacBook Air, the choice of which computer to buy was much easier to make. 

The old MacBook Air wasn’t a good option recently considering its old specs and relatively high price tag for those specs. The only realistically good Apple laptop option was the MacBook Pro, or maybe the MacBook if you really valued portability.

But now that the new MacBook Air is here with refreshed specs, features, and design, there’s finally a viable option that’s not the MacBook Pro. 

The new MacBook Air offers a lighter weight and a slimmer overall design for a lower price tag than any MacBook Pro. 

Check out the similarities and differences between the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pros:

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The MacBook Air’s design is a mix of the original MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro.

The overall design of the new MacBook Air is pretty similar to the original’s design, except for the display area, which has gotten a MacBook Pro treatment with narrower black bezels. 

Both the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro have the same size 13-inch displays.

Both laptop displays also have the same sharpness and resolution, but they’re not the same quality.

The new MacBook Air has the same 2560 x 1600 Retina resolution as the MacBook Pro.

The main area where the two displays differ is in their features. The MacBook Air’s Retina display is miles better, with 48% more color than the original MacBook Air’s display. But it’s not quite as good as the MacBook Pro’s, which has Apple’s True Tone technology that adapts the display to the type of lighting in a room for a more “accurate and natural” viewing experience. The MacBook Pro’s display also comes with better color, according to the specs. 

At the end of the day, it’s likely that only professionals would really notice the MacBook Pro’s additional color depth and True Tone. The MacBook Air’s display will surely be fine for the majority of users. 

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