The New MacBook vs. MacBook Air

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The newest edition to Apple’s computer lineup, currently named MacBook, was unveiled at the Spring Forward event on March 9. The new MacBook is only 13.1mm thin, weighs only 2.03 lbs., and comes equipped with a 12-inch Retina Display. The entire package is just beautiful; MacBook looks stunning in silver, space gray, and even gold.

Many people have assumed that MacBook would replace the MacBook Air. However, this is untrue. Apple will continue to produce the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, with bumped up specifications, in addition to MacBook.

People who hope to purchase an ultra-thin Apple notebook are faced with a difficult decision. They must decide which laptop is most suitable for their needs as each one has various pros and cons. Apple breaks down the specifications of each notebook side by side and each notebook wins in certain categories.

Below you will find an easy-to-understand eleven piece comparison between the MacBook and MacBook Air.

  1. The 13” MacBook Air has a larger display than the MacBook. However, the Air’s display has a lower resolution.
  2. The Air has a faster processor.
  3. The MacBook is thinner.
  4. The MacBook is lighter.
  5. They have the same storage capacities.
  6. The Air has better graphic capabilities.
  7. The Air has a larger battery.
  8. The MacBook as only one USB-C connection port while the Air flaunts two USB 3 ports as well as a Thunderbolt 2 port.
  9. The MacBook Air has an HD FaceTime camera.
  10. The MacBook houses the new Force Touch trackpad.
  11. The MacBook has a newly improved Butterfly keyboard.

It is clear that either notebook is a great choice. They each have their pros and cons but both are beautiful and capable.

While the new MacBook is equipped with the latest track pad and keyboard tech, it comes at a price. The new MacBook will cost you an extra $300. If you are productivity focused and interested in saving some money, the MacBook Air might be your best bet. If you are a more casual notebook user, design conscious, and looking for the newest trend; the gorgeous new MacBook will suit your needs well.

The new MacBook will be launched April 10 for $1,299.

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