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How do you choose between the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro?


Computers (MacBook) MacBook from Apple is one of the most prominent good laptops that you can buy, as it is characterized by elegant design, and strong performance, but it is not always easy to choose the right device.

The MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro got new updates in 2020, and although both have a Retina screen, they are in a similar price range, but there are some big differences in specifications and features between the two devices. The MacBook Pro also has a 16-inch version if you're looking for a larger model.

In this short guide, we'll compare the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to help you decide which one works best for you.

the design:

At first glance, both devices look very similar, as they both come with a metallic aluminum design, and they both come with one color options: gray and silver, but the Air model comes with a third color option, rose gold.

The two models are also similar in terms of dimensions, but the MacBook Air is slightly thinner and lighter, weighing 1.29 kg compared to 1.4 kg for the MacBook Pro.

Both devices support a 720p webcam, stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. If sound matters especially to you then Macbook Pro HDR delivers better sound.

On the other hand, MacBook Air comes with additional microphones; So that Siri's voice assistant can capture your voice more easily.
Finally, MacBook Air still does not have the Touch Bar at the top of the MacBook Pro keyboard, as Apple decided to focus on other features, such as Touch ID and the login button.

the screen: 

Both devices come with a 13.3-inch Retina display, with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, and a density of 227 pixels per inch, and the MacBook Pro includes slightly better brightness overall, which improves color accuracy, and makes it a great choice for professional photography, photo and video editing.

 the performance:


 When it comes to power performance, the MacBook Pro is the best, as it works with an Intel Core i5 quad-core processor with a frequency of 1.4 GHz, or an Intel Core i7 processor with a quad-core frequency of 2.8 GHz and 8 GB of RAM for the basic version, and can reach 32 GB, And a hard disk (SDD) can have a capacity of up to 4 TB.

While the MacBook Air works with a 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core i3 processor, or a 1.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, up to 16GB, and an SDD hard disk can reach its capacity Up to 2 TB


 For the MacBook Air from the 2020 edition, Apple abandoned the problematic (butterfly) keyboard in favor of the traditional keyboard that relies on scissors technology.
The update to the 13-inch MacBook Pro has also seen the same change, and the large, clickable trackpad on both is ideal for selecting text, dragging windows, or using multi-touch gestures. The build quality remains excellent.


Both Air and Pro offer Thunderbolt 3-compatible USB-C ports. These ports perform a variety of tasks including: charging and high-speed data transfer. You'll only see two on the left side, which requires you to purchase a USB-C expansion joint to increase the number of ports. The 13-inch MacBook Pro offers two or four ports, depending on the CPU.

Battery life:

Apple claims that the battery of the MacBook Air can work for 12 hours of video playback and up to 11 hours of web browsing, while the MacBook Pro offers about 10 hours of web browsing and 10 hours of video playback.

So how do you choose the right computer for you? 

In general, the MacBook Air is the best value and the best computer for everyday use, while the MacBook Pro is the best and the right choice for professional-level video numbers, such as editing photos or ideas.