When it comes to buying yourself a new Mac, you must make the decision on which type is the best for you. In this article, we will layout the differences to help you make a more informed decision before dropping some hard earned cash.
Before the new MacBook, the Macbook Air was the slimmest of computers from Apple. Just because the MacBook is newer does not mean that it is necessarily the right thing for you. The MacBook Air has all the features you are used to, including the USB port. It also comes with the 1.6 GHz Core i5 with the ability to upgrade if you choose so. 4GB of RAM comes standard with this piece of technology. You are also able to get the Air in multiple sizes depending on your specific preferences. Our biggest rag on the Air compared to the MacBook is its basic 1080p HD screen and Retina Displays. Despite this, the Air does pack better battery life with around 12 hours without charge.
The new MacBook is now the slimmest computer from Apple coming in at 12 inches. This laptop uses Intel’s Core M processor which allows it to be fanless, smaller, and lighter. It also comes with only one option for RAM, 8GB. Along with ditching the fan in the base of the computer, they also got rid of most of the ports that you would find on the Air. Instead they only have the AUX jack and the new USB-C port. It also only comes in one size, so if the small screen is a deal-breaker, you may want to consider the Air. Our biggest praise on the new MacBook is its screen and Retina Display. It includes a 2304×1440 resolution and 226 pixels-per-inch. The MacBook does not have as good of battery life as the Air, but is said to last up to 9 hours. This computer uses the USB-C charger, which is considered the future port in the tech world.