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MacBook Air vs. Macbook Pro | Which one is Best?

MacBook Air vs. Macbook Pro

When it comes to deciding from two versions of Macbook that are Macbook Air and Pro, it becomes tough for the buyer to make a decision between these two devices that are both updated recently and moreover these two Macbooks have a lot of similarities as well.

Apple refers both of these updated Macbooks as Macbook Air (Retina) and Macbook Pro (Two Thunderbolt 3 ports).

Display of both Macbooks:


These two MacBooks have a lot of things similar to each other when we specifically talk about the display, Macbook Air and Pro both have a 13.3 inch LED Backlit display with IPS technology. The screen resolution of both Macbooks is 2560×1600 Pixels.

Both of these Macbooks features a Retina Display with 227ppi of pixel density. Apple has added a new True Tone technology as well in both of these devices.

The Pro version of Macbook has 500 nits of brightness, and Air version has 400 nits of brightness. The performances of both Macbooks is also the same to some extent.

Updated 2019 design of both Macbooks:

MacBook Air and Pro both have an all-aluminum finish, and this finish looks the same on both Mac products. The Macbook Air comes in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold colors while the Macbook pro is not available in Golden color.

The Macbook Air is more lightweight and portable than MacBook Pro. The Macbook Air weighs around 2.75 pounds whereas Macbook Pro is slightly heavier than with 3.02 Pounds.

Both of these Macbooks provide a Touch ID fingerprint sensor for Authentication and Security and Force Touch trackpad.

These two MacBooks come with USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports. One of these two ports in Macbooks is needed for charging. If you want more ports like VGA, HDMI ports for other purposes then you have to buy third party adapters for this purpose.

Battery Life of Macbook Air & Pro:

Both of the devices have a good battery life, but again the Macbook Air has a slight edge here as well. The battery of Macbook Air lasts up to 13 hours while surfing the web, whereas the battery of Macbook Pro lasts up to 10 hours.

MacBook Pro has a bigger 58.2 watt-hour lithium battery whereas Air features a 49.9 watt-hour battery. The brighter display of Macbook Pro consumes more battery faster.

Pricing of both Apple devices:

New Macbook Air pricing starts from $1,099 for its base model with a Core i5 Processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 GB of storage capacity. The 256GB variant will cost you about $1,299 and 512 GB version will cost you $1,499, and the most significant 1 Tera-Byte version will cost you $1,699.

On the other hand, the Macbook Pro starts at $1,299 slightly higher than Air with a Quad-core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and 128GB of storage capacity. The processor can be upgraded to core i7 by spending $300 more. You can upgrade RAM to 16 GB as well for $200 more and for 256 GB storage you can spend $200 as well.

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