Apple enthusiasts have a worthy opponent at their hands when choosing between the formidable MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. However, there are some defining factors that can help you choose according to your use, requirements, and what you value in a high-end laptop such as Apple Macs.
The changes between these two particular Apple models may not be extremely significant in the bigger scheme of things, but it is often the small things that make all the difference to user experience and satisfaction.
Regardless of who the customer is (student, gamer, freelancer, video-maker, content creator), storage is always a major concern simply because it dictates multiple functions in a laptop from speed to user-friendliness. The Apple MacBook in general is preferred greatly among bloggers, videographers, photographers, and gamers because it is a high-powered laptop and can run heavy loads and multiple software (such as 5k video processing) fairly easily while on the go.
The range of storage for both the MacBook Air, and Pro is roughly 128 to 256 GB but the Pro goes a step further and allows upgrades to 512 GB. The MacBook Air can hold storage up to 1 Terabyte but the Pro can hold almost twice that easily (and can also go up to 8TB if the customer makes the investment) which makes it a preferable choice for extensive data needs.
Processing Power at Hand
When it comes laptops we repair, or advice our valued customers regarding laptop upgrades, we can confidently say that the processing power plays a major role. Especially when you are spending a bit more and getting an Apple product as opposed to a regular entry-level or mid-level laptop. Today in 2021, and as usual, Apple Inc. is still on the forefront of innovation with the new Apple M1 Chip.
The new Macs available with the M1 chip include the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, latest 24-inch iMacs as well as the newest iPad Pro
You can compare MacBook laptops here, The Electronic Fix advises all our valued customers to consider higher speed and core CPU’s when purchasing laptop and desktop computers. And surely, the higher the CPU speed the more price sensitive the laptop will be.
At this stage, always consider long term usage of your laptop, meaning, spending additional $100 or $200 dollars for a higher spec can actually extend the life of your laptop in a sense that you will be able to use it in years to come. Because as technology changes, laptop computers need to be updated to handle the new changes, and yet, when you buy your new Apple Macbook with higher specs, it will still perform even if demands of the future changes.
Both Air & Pro boasts more power overall compared to all previous versions as Apple due to many factors including Apple M1.
Both of These MacBook Laptops are Portable
The MacBook Pro is 0.59 inches thick and is 11.97 inches in width. The MacBook Air is the same in width but is thinner ranging from 0.16 inches and above. Hence the MacBook Air is a better traveling companion if space and portability are unduly important for any user. The difference is not great but frequent travelers might find themselves preferring the MacBook Air for the slight deviation in overall weight.
The portability does not particularly feature in the price of the end product, surprisingly, as both MacBooks are quite similar in terms of price, so it is more the other features that will tilt the scales in favour of one or the other.
The battery is another undoubtedly essential aspect when users are deciding between the two Apple models. The MacBook Air has an impressive battery life, capable of running for almost 18 hours on a single charge with 13 full hours of video/movie playback which is bound to be a treat for YouTubers, Netflix users and professionals who use laptops for streaming content.
On the other hand, the MacBook Pro has a shorter battery life with around 10 hours for both video playback and basic usage including internet browsing. But even then, both laptop models have great battery performance overall compared to other high-end laptops on the Australian market in 2021.
Talk to Apple MacBook Laptop Specialists in Brisbane
We here at The Electronic Fix in Brisbane can answer all Apple MacBook related questions as well as service, repair all Apple Products including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPhone or iPad. Simply contact us with your computer related questions as we’re more than happy to provide professional answers and cost-effective Apple MacBook repair services for all our valued customers throughout Brisbane Australia.