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MacBook Pro Vs MacBook Air Vs MacBook: Which Is Worth Buying?

By Angelie Cagay , Nov 24, 2016 09:12 PM EST

Apple's recent 13-inch MacBook Pro, The 13-inch and The 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are the latest models. They all provide a slimmer and lighter designs than their predecessors, larger touchpads, brighter and greater colorful shows and louder speakers, plus new Thunderbolt 3 ports for the quickest switch speeds yet. But you don't get an SD card slot.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,499, but the $1,799 model and the $2,399 15-inch MacBook Pro provide a new Touch Bar with Touch ID button. The Touch Bar is a color multitouch show that replaces the function row, supplying nifty shortcuts in all sorts of apps, while Touch ID allows you to access into your Mac and make Apple Pay purchases online.

The Most Affordable And Durable: MacBook Air ($999)

Pros: The MacBook Air is the most inexpensive laptop in Apple's lineup at $999, especially now that the 11-inch $899 MacBook Air has been retired. It has something else massive going for it: 14 hours of battery lifestyles on our tests, which makes it the longest running MacBook by using far. That kind of staying power and pricing makes the Air a desirable alternative for students.

You would possibly also admire that the Air comes with considerable USB ports and an SD card slot, which makes it effortless to transfer pix from your camera. Not a fan of the new flat butterfly keyboards on the modern MacBook and MacBook Pro? The Air sports a standard keyboard with more travel, which some may additionally locate greater comfortable.

The 2015 MacBook Pro 13-inch ($1,299)

Pros: Apple is maintaining its older 13-inch MacBook Pro around, and we're now not complaining because you get a sharp Retina display, plenty of ports, a relaxed keyboard and snappy performance (albeit from an getting old CPU) for $1,299. This is a suitable choice to the 12-inch MacBook if you choose something with a large screen and extra than simply a single USB-C port.

The Powerful All-in-One : MacBook Pro 15-inch ($2,399)

Pros: Whether you edit RAW photos or a 4K video editing projects with smooth performance. The AMD Radeon Pro 450 graphics inside the 15-inch MacBook Pro is a good choice. Apple also matched 16GB of RAM and 256GB of fast flash storage. A quad-core Core i7 CPU for maximum horsepower. The 15-inch MacBook Pro also Shows the sharpest resolution you can get on an Apple laptop at 2800 x 1800 pixels, and it's brighter, more vivid and offers a wider color gamut than the previous 15-incher. Other perks include a super-large Force Touch trackpad and loud and impressive stereo speakers.

The Verdict

It's also worth noting that if you wanted a 2016 MacBook Pro in the 15-inch size, which comes with more powerful graphics and a massive trackpad, you'll have to opt for the Touch Bar version. Still, the 2016 version is a better choice for most people, unless you're on a budget and just can't get by with an Air. For the price, the MacBook Air still offers enough to meet basic needs without getting overwhelmed.

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