Difference between MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

Key Difference: The MacBook is a brand of Macintosh notebook computers manufactured by Apple Inc. The MacBook Pro is considered high-end in terms of specifications than the MacBook Air.

The MacBook Pro is a series of portable computers by Apple Inc. It is considered superior to the MacBook Air in terms of specifications; and the MacBook Pro is costlier as well. The MacBook Pro has 13-inch and 15-inch models and a faster processor. MacBook Pro was originally released on January 10, 2006. On June 11, 2012, the current model on MacBook Pro was launched in the market.

 

The MacBook Air is a series of ultra-portable computers. It was designed to balance both, portability and performance. The MacBook Air was originally released on January 29, 2008. However, the current model was released on June 10, 2013. The MacBook Air is available in two sizes: 11.6 inch and 13.3 inch display.

 

The detailed information table about Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air has been taken from Apple website.

 

 

MacBook Pro

MacBook Air

Manufacturer:

Apple

Apple

Variations:

13 inch and 15 inch display

11 inch and 13 inch display

Price:

13 inch: $1,199 and $1,499

15 inch: $1,799

11 inch: $999 and $1,199

13 inch: $1,099 and $1,299

Operating system:

Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Processor:

13 inch: 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 and 2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i7

15 inch: 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5

 

 

 

 

Turbo Boost:

13 inch: Up to 3.1GHz and 3.6GHz

15 inch: Up to 3.3GHz

Up to 2.6GHz

Storage:

13 inch: 500GB and 750GB

15 inch: 500GB

11 inch: 128GB and 256GB

13 inch: 128GB and 256GB

Memory:

13 inch: 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory and 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

15 inch: 4GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory

4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

L3 cache:

13 inch: 3MB and 4MB

15 inch: 6MB

3MB shared L3 cache

Dimensions:

13 inch:

Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)

Width: 12.78 inches (32.5 cm)

Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)

15 inch:

Height: 0.95 inch (2.41 cm)

Width: 14.35 inches (36.4 cm)

Depth: 9.82 inches (24.9 cm)

11 inch:

Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)

Width: 11.8 inches (30 cm)

Depth: 7.56 inches (19.2 cm)

13 inch:

Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)

Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm)

Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)

Weight:

13 inch: 4.5 pounds

15 inch: 5.6 pounds

11 inch: 2.38 pounds

13 inch: 2.96 pounds

Graphics:

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Intel HD Graphics 5000

Display:

13 inch: LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors

15 inch: LED-backlit glossy or optional antiglare widescreen display with support for millions of colors

LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors

Camera:

720p FaceTime HD camera

720p FaceTime HD camera

USB ports:

Two USB 3 ports

Two USB 3 ports

SD card support:

SDXC card in both, 13 inch and 15 inch

SDXC card in 13 inch

DVD drive:

Yes

No

Wi-Fi:

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth:

v4.0

v4.0

Battery:

Up to 7 hours

11 inch: Up to 9 hours

13 inch: Up to 12 hours

Track Pad:

Multi-Touch; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities.

Multi-Touch; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities.

Operating temperature:

50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)

50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)

Warranty:

90 day phone support, 1 year limited warranty

90 day phone support, 1 year limited warranty

Environmental factors:

Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure, Mercury-free LED backlit display, Arsenic-free display glass, BFR-free, PVC-free, Reduced packaging volume, Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements and Rated EPEAT Gold

BFR-free, PVC-free, Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure, Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.2 requirements and Rated EPEAT Gold

 

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