49points

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB

66points

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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53 facts in comparison

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB vs Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
49
points
Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
66
points
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"?

  • 690g lighter
    1.35kgvs2040g
  • 3h longer battery life
    ?

    12hvs9h
  • 1mm thinner
    17mmvs18mm
  • 8nm smaller semiconductor size
    ?

    14nmvs22nm
  • 1 more memory slots
    ?

    2vs1
  • 21.44% less body volume
    1254.17cm³vs1596.3154199999997cm³
  • 20.1mm shorter
    227mmvs247.1mm
  • 33.9mm narrower
    325mmvs358.9mm

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" better than Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 4x higher resolution
    2880 x 1800pxvs1440 x 900px
  • 8GB more RAM memory
    16GBvs8GB
  • 1.73x higher pixel density
    220ppivs127ppi
  • 744GB more internal storage
    1000GBvs256GB
  • 15.79% bigger screen size
    ?

    15.4"vs13.3"
  • 2x faster CPU speed
    4 x 2.2GHzvs2 x 2.2GHz
  • Has a anti-reflection coating
    ?
  • 24GB larger maximum memory size
    ?

    32GBvs8GB

Price comparison

Design

1.weight
?

Best

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

249.5g

1.35kg

2.04kg

2.Has a backlit keyboard
?

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

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
3.thickness
?

Best

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

6.9mm

17mm

18mm

4.Uses a fanless design
?

By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
5.volume
?

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

1254.17cm³

1596.32cm³

6.Has a flip and fold design
?

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.

For example

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) 14" FHD IPS Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

3840 x 2160px

1440 x 900px

2880 x 1800px

2.pixel density
?

Best

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

540ppi

127ppi

220ppi

3.screen size
?

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"

13.3"

15.4"

4.has a anti-reflection coating
?

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
6.has a touch screen
?

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

For example

Fujitsu Lifebook U938 13.3" Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz / 8GB / 256GB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Performance

1.RAM speed
?

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

Best

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD

3733MHz

1600MHz

1600MHz

2.RAM
?

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

64GB

8GB

16GB

3.CPU speed
?

Best

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

12 x 2GHz

2 x 2.2GHz

4 x 2.2GHz

4.Uses flash storage
?

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.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
5.internal storage
?

Best

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

4000GB

256GB

1000GB

6.Supports 64-bit
?

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports
?

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

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

6

2

2

2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
3.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

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.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
4.USB ports
?

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

Best

Asus ROG Mothership GZ700 UHD 17" Intel Core i9-9980HK 2.4GHz / 64GB RAM / 1.5TB SSD

6

2

2

5.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
6.Bluetooth version
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkBook 14s 14" Intel Core i5-8265U 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

5.2

4

4

Battery

1.Battery life
?

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

Lenovo Yoga C630 13.3" Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

25h

12h

9h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
?

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.

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

Features

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

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

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Huawei MateBook X Pro 13.9" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 512GB SSD

4

2

2

4.has a front camera
?

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

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
5.Has S/PDIF Out port
?

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

For example

Maingear Pulse 17 17.3" Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz / 16GB / 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
6.Has an optical disc drive
?

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

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6” AMD Ryzen 3 2200U 2.5GHz / 4GB RAM / 1TB HDD

Apple MacBook Air (2017) 13.3" Intel Core i7 2.2GHz / 8GB / 256GB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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