Macbook Air better buy than new low end Macbook?

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OP 1stAde Regular Member • Posts: 485
Re: Macbook Air better buy than new low end Macbook?

You're right as per the last versions screen is brighter and wider gamut on the pro. Pricing is exactly US$= UK£, so comparisons are same (i.e. all deltas and upgrades I believe are still 1US$=1UK£)

Net comparison

Air v Pro at 1299

1.1 Quad Core v. 1.4 Quad Core (Pro Wins)

10th Gen i5 v. 8th Gen i5 (Air wins)

Iris+  onboard graphics v. Iris onboard (Air Wins)

8Gb DDR4 Ram v. 8Gb DDR3 Ram (Air Wins)

Screen Brighter and Wider gamut on Pro (Pro Wins)

Storage 512Gb v. 256Gb (Air Wins)

Standard keyboard v. Touch bar keyboard (You decide!)

Battery life (hard to prove until tested, but in theory could be Air Wins)

Weight (Air Wins).

Ports are both 2 TB3 on these (i.e. 2 lower end  MBPs) (Draw).

I am annoyed as I feel that if they hadn't hamstrung with processor on the lower end, I would have accepted the loss of storage at the same price, but both less storage, older processor and slower RAM on the Pro, has to push the Air as the value proposition. Better screen would be good, but the Air's is not bad (IMHO).


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