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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"

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Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD

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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" vs Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" better than Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD?

  • 3h longer battery life
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    14hvs11h
  • 2x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 2.2GHzvs2 x 1.1GHz
  • 256GB more internal storage
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    512GBvs256GB
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • 1 more mini-DisplayPort outputs
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    1vs0
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter
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Why is Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"?

  • 3.16x higher resolution
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    2560 x 1600pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 60g lighter
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    1.29kgvs1350g
  • 2133MHz higher ram speed
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    3733MHzvs1600MHz
  • 1.79x higher pixel density
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    227ppivs127ppi
  • Has USB Type-C
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  • 1.1mm thinner
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    16.1mmvs17.2mm
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
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  • 1 newer Bluetooth version
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    5vs4

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Price comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" walmartRefurbished Apple A Grade Macbook Air 13...Refurbished Apple A Grade Macbook Air 13.3-inch Laptop 2.2GHZ Dual Core i7 (Early 2015) MJVE2LL/A-BTO 256 GB HD 8 GB Memory 1440 x 900 Display Mac OS X v10.12 Sierra Power Adapter
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$629.99

Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.29kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

17.2mm

16.1mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.lowest potential operating temperature

10°C

10°C

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
5.maximum operating temperature

35°C

35°C

The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Display

1.resolution

1440 x 900px

2560 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

127ppi

227ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
4.screen size

13.3"

13.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.RAM speed

1600MHz

3733MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
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

2 x 1.1GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
5.internal storage

512GB

256GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
6.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
6.USB ports

2

2

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Battery

1.Battery life

14h

11h

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.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
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.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
5.number of microphones

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
6.has voice commands
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Price comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" walmartRefurbished Apple A Grade Macbook Air 13...Refurbished Apple A Grade Macbook Air 13.3-inch Laptop 2.2GHZ Dual Core i7 (Early 2015) MJVE2LL/A-BTO 256 GB HD 8 GB Memory 1440 x 900 Display Mac OS X v10.12 Sierra Power Adapter
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$629.99

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