Are you hesitating between buying a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro? In this article I try to compare the two devices in different directions and to help our readers during the decision making process. Also, I will inform you of Macbook prices around the world.
So, let’s begin!
Which one should I buy Air or Pro?
This question is one of the first-ever questions that anyone who decides to buy a Mac has – maybe after Macbook prices. This is caused by the fact that MacBook Pro’s retina screen offers a high screen quality and performance while MacBook Air catches you with the lightness and slimness.
At first glance, the MacBook Air stands out with its lightness, slimness and battery life reaching up to 12 hours, while the retina display MacBook Pro shines with its 9-hour battery life, despite its screen quality, performance and much more compact than its predecessor.
Screen Quality and Resolution
Of course, one of the most important differences between MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is the screen. The screen of both products is very good. Although both screens are actually 13.3-inches, I chose to mention 13-inches to make reading easier throughout the text.
The 13-inch MacBook Air’s screen is in 16:10 format, with a resolution of 1440 × 900 pixels and a pixel value of 128 ppi per inch. On a normal non-retina MacBook Pro, this value is 113. So, we might say that MacBook Air has compressed more pixels into the same area.
The MacBook Pro with a 13-inch Retina Display also has a 16:10 format display, a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels, and a pixel count of 227 pixels per inch. This is also what lies behind the “retina display.” The pixel is so small that it is almost impossible to see the screen with the naked eye. Macbook prices give a hint of such differences.But what’s interesting is that the icons and text on the 13-inch MacBook Air’s screen are a bit smaller than the 13-inch MacBook Pro. This is because the actual resolution on the retina is 1280 × 800. That is, each pixel on the non-retina screen represents 4 pixels on the retina. Thus, as the image sharpness increases, the size and size of the icons remain constant.
The price of MacBook Air and Macbook Pro
The price of MacBook Air and Macbook Pro varies from country to country as the other Apple product prices. MacBook Pro costs USD 1587 in Australia, USD 1734 in Belgium, USD 1184 in Japan while Macbook Air costs USD 1190 in Australia, USD 1311 in Belgium, USD 908 in Japan. You can find more information about price comparison of MacBooks considering the countries.