55points

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB

72points

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

73points

Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Comparison winner
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB
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50 facts in comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB
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72
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73
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Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" & Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB?

  • Weight
    1.08kgvs2040,1303g
  • Height
    192mmvs247.1,240.7mm
  • Width
    299.7mmvs358.9,349.3mm

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB?

  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Uses a fanless design
  • Has a HDMI output

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB & Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"?

  • RAM speed
    2133MHzvs1600,1600MHz
  • Thickness
    15.5mmvs17.2,18mm
  • Has USB Type-C
  • Number of microphones
    3vs2,2
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4,4
  • Thunderbolt ports
    4vs1,2
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Volume
    1303.19cm³vs989.7292799999999,1596.3154199999997cm³

Top specs and features

Design

1.weight

1.08kg

2.04kg

1.3kg

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

2.thickness

17.2mm

18mm

15.5mm

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

4.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

Through the use of power-efficient components that do not produce large amounts of heat, a device can be made that doesn’t use cooling fans. This results in a much quieter, or even silent, device.

5.volume

989.73cm³

1596.32cm³

1303.19cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

6.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Display

1.resolution

1366 x 768px

2880 x 1800px

2880 x 1800px

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

2.pixel density

135ppi

220ppi

220ppi

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

3.screen size

11.6"

15.4"

15.4"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

4.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i7 8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

6.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

16GB

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

64GB

2.RAM speed

1600MHz

1600MHz

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

4.CPU speed

2 x 2.2GHz

4 x 2.2GHz

2 x 2.6GHz

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

5.internal storage

512GB

1000GB

256GB

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

6.maximum memory size

8GB

32GB

16GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

3

2

0

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

2.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

4.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

The device can connect to WiFi.

5.Bluetooth version

4

4

4.2

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Battery

1. longer battery life

10h

9h

10h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Asus NovaGo (TP370QL) 4GB / 64GB SSD

22h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i5 8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD

Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

2.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

3.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.number of microphones

2

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

5.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

For example

Acer Aspire 5 17.3" Intel Core i3-6006U 2GHz / 8GB / 1TB HDD

6.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 11" Intel Core i7 2.2GHZ / 8GB / 512GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Apple MacBook Pro (2016) 15" with Touch Bar and Touch ID / Intel Core i7 2.6GHz / 16GB / 256GB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

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