MacBook Air vs MacBook 2016: Which Ultraportable Is The Better Buy?

Apple has released loads of new MacBooks, but sadly no new Macbook Air. One of the fanciest features Apple showed off recently was a new OLED, touch sensitive Retina strip that replaces the function of keys and it's called Touch Bar.

The MacBook Air is the cheapest notebook in Apple's lineup at $999, especially now that the 11-inch $899 MacBook Air has been retired. It has something else big going for it: 14 hours of battery life on our tests, which makes it the longest running MacBook by far. That kind of endurance and pricing makes the Air a good option for students.You might also appreciate that the Air comes with full-size USB port, according to Laptop Mag.

The MacBook Pro line was updated on 27 October 2016 - the standout feature of the new MacBook Pro 2016 is the Touch Bar with the integrated Touch ID sensor (available from the £1,759 and £1,949 models) - however a third MacBook Pro which doesn't feature the Touch Bar is available for £1,449 and the older 2015 MacBook at £1,249 is also available, reported from Macworld.

MacBook is currently offered at 12-inches only comes with a "Retina" display, meaning that at normal viewing distance, you can't really see the pixels anymore, and it appears like you're looking at a photo or out a window.

MacBook Air now only comes in 13-inches (the 11-inch model has been discontinued). The 13-inch model. It's standard definition, though, not a high-definition Retina display like the MacBook or MacBook Pro. That means, from a normal viewing distance, you can still see the individual pixels on the screen, almost like you're looking through a screen door.

For the Speed, MacBook Air uses Intel Core processors, currently of the previous Broadwell generation. They start with 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with 3MB shared L3 cache and go up to 2.2GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 while the MacBook 2016 has current-generation Skylake processors, though they are equipped with the Core M series. 

If you want an ultralight Mac that still has multiple USB ports and a Thunderbolt Port, and you're not bored by the standard resolution display and mechanical trackpad, then you want the MacBook Air.
A larger Force Touch trackpad, a lighter, thinner,and denser chassis, Skylake on the 13-inch, AMD Polaris graphics on all 15-inch models, and Touch Bar and Touch ID on the higher end 13-inch and all 15-inch versions you might want to consider the 2016 MacBook Pro.

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