Apple released a new MacBook Air in October this year during an event in New York. This MacBook air gets a modern processor, retina screen display, 50% thinner bezels as well as an updated keyboard. Apple MacBook Air’s first major upgrade in several years and it finally turns into a completely modern and competitive device. However, how does Apple MacBook Air stack up against existing MacBook Pro and MacBook?

Now as MacBook Air has been refreshed, it is no longer at a price point of thousand bucks. Rather than, MacBook Air has ditched its price benefit in favor of most competitive specifications. However, with it lining up closely with 13 inches MacBook Pro, it is easier to only spend a 100 bucks more for a more powerful machine. If you are planning to upgrade your old Mac with the updated one and you want to sell your Mac at a reasonable price, so you can easily sell by filling a single form at Mac back. But before doing this, read this comparison between MacBook Pro VS Air.

Remaining MacBooks are Far Behind on Updates
Along with this, Apple has not updated its MacBook and MacBook Pro (no touch bar) for more than a year. This means that the keyboards and processers are dated. Purchasing a laptop with 7th Generation Intel Chipset means you will be losing some of its performance advantages. On the other hand getting 2nd generation Butterfly Keyboard means that you will be running into few problems, people have been yelling about, like unresponsive keys.

New MacBook Air yet has some of the downsides. Its clock speeds are low as compared to the MacBook Pro, and the same is the case with its predecessors. It also has low storage, although there is an option to upgrade it to 1.5 terabytes. Whether those are sufficient to influence you toward larger MacBook or not, checking all the specs will certainly help you to make the right decision. To simplify things more, we are only looking at starting prices and base specifications of all MacBooks.

Comparing Different Specs of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (With and Without Touch Bar).

Display sizes
The standard MacBook comes with the 12 inches display, while MacBook Air and MacBook Pro come with 13.4 inches display.

Resolution
The standard MacBook comes with the resolution of 2304 x 1440, while MacBook Air and MacBook Pro come with the resolution of 2560 x 1600.

Microprocessor
MacBook is equipped with 7th Gen Intel’s 1.2 GHz dual-core m3. MacBook Air boasts 8th Gen Intel’s 1.6 GHz dual-core Core i5. MacBook Pro with the Touch bar has 8th Gen Intel’s 2.3 GHz quad-core Core i5 and MacBook Pro without Touch Bar has 7th Gen Intel’s 2.3 GHz dual-core Core i5 processor.

Graphics
Regarding graphics, the MacBook Pro with touch bar is above the list with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655, MacBook Pro without Touch Bar comes second with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640. On the other hand, MacBook Air comes third in the list with Intel UHD Graphics 617, and last is standard MacBook with Intel HD Graphics 615.

RAM
All of the MacBook models work fine with 8 and 16 GB Ram.

Hard Drive
MacBook has 256 or 512 GB hard drive. MacBook Air supports 128, 256, 512 GB and even 1.5 TB of disk space. On the other hand, MacBook Pro without touch bar boasts 128 and 256 GB, while MacBook Pro with Touch Bar features 256 and 512 GB of hard drive storage.

Camera
MacBook comes with 480 pixels FaceTime, while all the 3 share the same specs of the camera, i.e. 720 pixels FaceTime HD.

Battery Backup

Besides the 12 hours backup by MacBook Air, all the remaining 3 offers 10 hours of battery backup. The battery backup is so much reliable that even if you buy refurbished MacBooks from someone who sells MacBook or Apple MacBook pro you will still be getting a good battery backup time.

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Misty Jhones