Product Comparison: Apple MacBook Pro vs Apple MacBook Air


General Specifications
Brand
Apple
Apple
Model
MacBook Pro (MPTT2LL/A)
MacBook Air (MJVM2LL/A)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
MacBook Pro elevates the notebook to a whole new level of performance and portability. Wherever your ideas take you, you’ll get there faster than ever with cutting-edge graphics, high-performance processors, whip-smart storage, and more. With seventh-generation Intel Core processors, MacBook Pro delivers amazing performance so you can move fast — even when powering through pro-level processing jobs like rendering 3D models and encoding video. At the same time, it can conserve energy when taking on lighter tasks, like browsing the web and checking email. And 10-bit HEVC hardware acceleration comes standard on MacBook Pro, which will let you take even more advantage of the boosts in 4K video compression and streaming performance coming in macOS High Sierra.
The Apple MacBook Air "Core i5" 1.6 11-Inch (Early 2015/Broadwell) features a 14-nm "Broadwell ULT" 1.6 GHz Intel "Core i5" processor (5250U) with two independent processor "cores" on a single chip, a 3 MB shared level 3 cache, 4 GB of onboard 1600 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM (which could be upgraded to 8 GB at the time of purchase, but cannot be upgraded later), 128 GB or 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage, and an "integrated" Intel HD Graphics 6000 graphics processor that shares system memory.
Key Specs
Screen Size
15.4 in.
11.6 in.
Operating System
macOS High Sierra
Mac OS X
Processor Speed
2.9 GHz
1.6 GHz
System Memory (RAM)
16 GB
4 GB
Storage Capacity
512 GB
128 GB
Battery Life
10 hours
9 hours

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Size & Weight
Height
0.61 in.
0.68 in.
Width
13.75 in.
11.8 in.
Depth
9.48 in.
7.6 in.
Weight
4.02 lbs.
2.38 lbs.

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Processor
Processor Model
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
Intel Core i5-5250U
Number of Cores
4
2
Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 6000

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Memory
Type of Memory (RAM)
LPDDR3
LPDDR3
Type of Storage
SSD
SSD
Card Reader
No
No
Features
Display Type
Retina IPS display with LED backlighting
TFT LED backlit
Screen Resolution
2880 x 1800
1366x768
Discrete Graphics
Radeon Pro 560
Discrete Graphics Memory
4 GB
Extras
Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor, Ambient light sensor, 720p FaceTime HD Camera, Impressive all-day battery life
720p FaceTime HD Camera, Dual mics and stereo speakers
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Network
WI-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Up to 20 Gbps (thunderbolt)
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Up to 20 Gbps (thunderbolt)
USB Type C
Yes
No
Other Ports
4x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack
MagSafe 2, Headphone/Microphone 3.5mm jack, Thunderbolt 2
Number of USB Ports
2
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
MSRP
2799.00 $


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