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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" vs Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
59
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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"?

  • 2h longer battery life
    ?

    14hvs12h
  • 230g lighter
    ?

    1.35kgvs1580g
  • 0.8mm thinner
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    17.2mmvs18mm

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"?

  • 3.16x higher resolution
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    2560 x 1600pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 266MHz higher ram speed
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    1866MHzvs1600MHz
  • 1.79x higher pixel density
    ?

    227ppivs127ppi
  • 31.82% faster CPU speed
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    2 x 2.9GHzvs2 x 2.2GHz
  • Has anti-reflection coating
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  • 488GB more internal storage
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    1000GBvs512GB
  • Has an HDMI output
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  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
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Price comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256...Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Gold (Latest Model)
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$899.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air 13.3in LED Laptop Inte...Apple MacBook Air 13.3in LED Laptop Intel i5-5250U Dual Core 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Early 2015 - MJVE2LL/A (Renewed)
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$582.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonNew Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM...New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) - Space Gray
Amazon logo
$1,649.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1.3GHz up to 2.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0) (Renewed)
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$597.62
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13-inch Lapt...Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13-inch Laptop 1.6GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD (Renewed)
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$595.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz Intel Cor...Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mac OS, Silver, MQD32LL/A (Newest Version) (Renewed)
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$674.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MMGG2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch La...Apple MMGG2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Mac OS X V10.11 El Capitan), Silver (Renewed)
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$599.89
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air MC965LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MC965LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Renewed)
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$474.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6 Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1.6GHz up to 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Mac OS) (Renewed)
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$499.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$725.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" walmartMACBOOK AIR 13" (Model 2015) - MJVE2LL/A...MACBOOK AIR 13" (Model 2015) - MJVE2LL/A Core i5 - 5250U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 256GB / OSX Loaded - Refurbished Grade A Condition 9/10
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$489.99

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonNew Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM...New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) - Space Gray
Amazon logo
$1,649.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256...Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Gold (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$899.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$722.27
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 128GB Flash ...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 128GB Flash Storage - 8GB LPDDR3 - 13.3in with Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz (Renewed)
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$647.83
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Ba...Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPXW2LL/A (Renewed)
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$1,075.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5...Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5, 256GB - Space Gray - 2017 (Renewed)
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$899.56
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-inch Laptop (2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD) (Renewed)
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$472.17
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” L...Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
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$984.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop 2.6GH...Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop 2.6GHz (MGX82LL/A) Retina, 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$729.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD213LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD213LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Renewed)
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$649.00

Design

1.weight

1.35kg

1.58kg

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 Pro (2015) 13"
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

17.2mm

18mm

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.maximum operating temperature

35°C

35°C

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

10°C

10°C

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
6.width

325.1mm

314mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

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.screen size

13.3"

13.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
5.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
6.has an IPS screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

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

1866MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
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 2.9GHz

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

1000GB

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.maximum memory size

8GB

16GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

2

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.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"
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 Pro (2015) 13"
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 Pro (2015) 13"
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

12h

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 Pro (2015) 13"
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 Pro (2015) 13"
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 Pro (2015) 13"
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 Pro (2015) 13"
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 Pro (2015) 13"
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.number of microphones

2

2

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

Price comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256...Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Gold (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$899.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air 13.3in LED Laptop Inte...Apple MacBook Air 13.3in LED Laptop Intel i5-5250U Dual Core 1.6GHz 4GB 128GB SSD Early 2015 - MJVE2LL/A (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$582.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonNew Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM...New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) - Space Gray
Amazon logo
$1,649.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MD760LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1.3GHz up to 2.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$597.62
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13-inch Lapt...Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13-inch Laptop 1.6GHz Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$595.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz Intel Cor...Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Mac OS, Silver, MQD32LL/A (Newest Version) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$674.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MMGG2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch La...Apple MMGG2LL/A MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Mac OS X V10.11 El Capitan), Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$599.89
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air MC965LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MC965LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$474.99
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6 Inch La...Apple MacBook Air MJVM2LL/A 11.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core i5 Dual-Core 1.6GHz up to 2.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 6000, Mac OS) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$499.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$725.00
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" walmartMACBOOK AIR 13" (Model 2015) - MJVE2LL/A...MACBOOK AIR 13" (Model 2015) - MJVE2LL/A Core i5 - 5250U 1.6GHz / 4GB / 256GB / OSX Loaded - Refurbished Grade A Condition 9/10
walmart logo
$489.99

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonNew Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM...New Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage, Magic Keyboard) - Space Gray
Amazon logo
$1,649.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256...Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) - Gold (Latest Model)
Amazon logo
$899.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2....Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$722.27
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 128GB Flash ...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A 128GB Flash Storage - 8GB LPDDR3 - 13.3in with Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$647.83
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Ba...Apple 13in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 Dual Core, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPXW2LL/A (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,075.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5...Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch 2.3GHz Core i5, 256GB - Space Gray - 2017 (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$899.56
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD101LL/A 13.3-inch Laptop (2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$472.17
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” L...Apple MacBook Pro Retina MF843LL/A 13” Laptop, 3.1GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD, macOS 10.14 Mojave (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$984.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop 2.6GH...Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop 2.6GHz (MGX82LL/A) Retina, 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$729.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 13" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MD213LL/A 13.3-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro MD213LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$649.00

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