52 facts in comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" vs Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"?

  • 690g lighter
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    1.35kgvs2040g
  • 5h longer battery life
    ?

    14hvs9h
  • 0.8mm thinner
    ?

    17.2mmvs18mm
  • 1 more memory slots
    ?

    2vs1
  • 8nm smaller semiconductor size
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    14nmvs22nm
  • 33.8mm narrower
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    325.1mmvs358.9mm
  • 20.1mm shorter
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    227mmvs247.1mm
  • 20.49% less body volume
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    1269.32cm³vs1596.3154199999997cm³

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" better than Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"?

  • 8GB more RAM memory
    ?

    16GBvs8GB
  • 4x higher resolution
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    2880 x 1800pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 1.73x higher pixel density
    ?

    220ppivs127ppi
  • 2x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 2.2GHzvs2 x 2.2GHz
  • Has anti-reflection coating
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  • 488GB more internal storage
    ?

    1000GBvs512GB
  • 15.79% bigger screen size
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    15.4"vs13.3"
  • Has an HDMI output
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Price comparison

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.5GHz Re...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.5GHz Retina (MGXC2LL/A), 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$1,024.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Re...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Retina (MGXG2LL/A), 16GB RAM, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$1,074.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Re...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Retina (MGXG2LL/A), 16GB RAM, 1TB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
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$1,239.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad Core i7 2.7GHz (ME665LL/A) Retina Display, 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive, (Renewed)
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$939.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i5-5257U X2 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB, Silver (Renewed)
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$649.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION) (Renewed)
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$687.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" 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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$670.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel QuadCore i7 2.3GHz (MD103LL/A),16GB Memory, 1TB SSHD (Solid State Hybrid) Hard Drive, ThunderBolt (Renewed)
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$989.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Ba...Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
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$1,564.80
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MPXV2LL/A 13.3", Intel...Apple MacBook Pro MPXV2LL/A 13.3", Intel Core i5-7267U 3.1Ghz, 8gb RAM, 512gb SSD, Silver (Renewed)
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$1,029.00

Design

1.weight

1.35kg

2.04kg

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) 15"
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

358.9mm

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

2880 x 1800px

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

220ppi

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 Pro (2015) 15"
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
4.screen size

13.3"

15.4"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
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 Pro (2015) 15"
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

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

1600MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
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

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.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
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.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) 15"
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.has an HDMI output
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
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) 15"
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) 15"
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

9h

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 a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
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) 15"
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) 15"
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) 15"
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.
5.Has S/PDIF Out port
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
6.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13"
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.

Price comparison

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

ProductStorePrice
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.5GHz Re...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.5GHz Retina (MGXC2LL/A), 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,024.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Re...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Retina (MGXG2LL/A), 16GB RAM, 512GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,074.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Re...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Core i7 2.8GHz Retina (MGXG2LL/A), 16GB RAM, 1TB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,239.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad Core i7 2.7GHz (ME665LL/A) Retina Display, 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive, (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$939.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i...Apple MacBook Pro MF839LL/A Intel Core i5-5257U X2 2.7GHz 8GB 128GB, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$649.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch La...Apple MacBook Pro ME293LL/A 15.4-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (OLD VERSION) (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$687.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" 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
$670.00
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad...Apple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel QuadCore i7 2.3GHz (MD103LL/A),16GB Memory, 1TB SSHD (Solid State Hybrid) Hard Drive, ThunderBolt (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$989.99
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Ba...Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,564.80
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" AmazonApple MacBook Pro MPXV2LL/A 13.3", Intel...Apple MacBook Pro MPXV2LL/A 13.3", Intel Core i5-7267U 3.1Ghz, 8gb RAM, 512gb SSD, Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$1,029.00

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