A comprehensive comparison between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro

Lately, Apple Electronics' MacBook laptops have become one of the best laptops in the world, if not the best. It has proven itself as a device whose technological, programming and design capabilities cannot be underestimated. If you intend to buy a new laptop for yourself, for your office or for your work, and you are thinking of choosing a laptop from the Apple MacBook range, you will find yourself in a deep confusion between the different versions in the MacBook range of products, between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro!

Since the cost of Mac laptops is not insignificant, but the great features included in each device are worth every penny you will pay to buy a laptop. Definitely, you will get a high-quality laptop, in addition to a distinctive exterior design, a strong aluminum body, and do not forget the excellent keyboard, and its long life!

In this article, we will explain all the differences between MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with all the details that will help you make your decision to buy the best laptop for you!

Size and Weight

The size and weight of the laptop are among the most important points that you should consider when purchasing. First you have to ask yourself an important question, will I put the laptop in a specific place only, such as the office, for example, for study or work, or do I need to move the laptop with me in different places? If you prefer to take it out to a café or workplace all day long, Mac presents the new MacBook with a size of 12 inches, a weight of 920 grams and a thickness of only 0.52 inches. It is a light and compact device that can be carried and taken anywhere, and you may think that it is an iPad at first glance. If you compare it to the MacBook Air, you will find it smaller, as it is only 11 inches in size, but it is a little heavier in terms of weight, a weight of 1,088 grams. As for the MacBook Pro 13, it weighs 1.587 grams, which means it is heavier in weight by approximately 453 grams, and it is also larger in terms of dimensions as well. On the other hand, we cannot deny its strong performance and brilliant color screen.


Among the important developments and updates in the version of the 13-inch MacBook Air laptop, the huge development in the quality and life of the battery, as it was found from studies and tests that were conducted on it that it lasts up to 14 hours continuously, and sometimes it is only 12 hours! On the other hand, the Mac Pro 15 laptop battery lasts up to 9 hours, which is a reasonable time to make it one of the best 15-inch Mac computers.


The MacBook group released two laptops with a 13-inch screen, one of them with a display with Retina technology. But the difference between the two screens is very large in terms of accuracy and color saturation. For example, the 13-inch MacBook Air stuck to 1440x resolution for the long 900s. In contrast, the new MacBook 12-inch version has a resolution of 2304 x 1440, and thus provides greater screen purity and accuracy despite its small screen size.

As for the 15-inch Mac Pro laptop, it is better than the 13-inch Mac Pro version in terms of screen resolution, and there is no significant difference in terms of color saturation. As for screen brightness, the MacBook Pro 13 laptop got 389 points in the screen brightness test, thus winning the first place, outperforming the small Mac Air 11 laptop, which won due to its brightness intensity. If you are interested in using a laptop for the purpose of video editing and working on photo-editing programs, the best for you is definitely the MacBook Pro 13 laptop.


Certainly, nothing compares to the Mac Pro 15 laptop in terms of performance, as it contains many features such as: Intel’s quad-core i7 processor, in addition to the AMD R9 M370X graphics card that guarantees you an impressive performance. But keep in mind that the graphics card is an optional component, as it is not available in some versions. The MacBook Pro 13-inch laptop comes in the second place. If your budget does not allow you to buy a MacBook Pro 15 laptop, it is the most appropriate in terms of performance and price. It is considered the best among the 13inch laptop compared to its competitors. Then comes the Mac Air 13 laptop, which has an Intel i5 processor and SSD, and then the Mac Air 11 laptop, which has almost the same specifications with some differences.

Apple also uses flash storage technology, which enables you to transfer a huge amount of data in a few seconds, making your Macs really fast!