Base 13-inch MacBook Pro 2020 vs. MacBook Air 2020



In the last few months, Apple launched its two models of its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air series. The MacBook Pro 2020 and MacBook Air 2020 look so similar that you can’t tell them apart.

Thought of replacing your MacBook or thought of buying a new Macbook? But you are confused about which device to purchase? We are going to lay down everything you need to know about these two Apple devices. If you want to fix any type of software or hardware problem with your system or pc, just look out for Lenovo Service Center in Borivali.
The 13 inch Macbook Pro is distinguished out by two categories, the lower end models which come with two thunderbolt 3 ports as well as previous 8 gen Intel chip.
Next, we have is the upper end model, they come with 10 gen Intel chip and 4 thunderbolt 3 ports. 


The MacBook Air starts at $999 and then you have the MacBook Pro starting at $1300.


Both these devices are blessed with magic keyboard; you can have more key travel now.
The MacBook Pro has a touch key bar; your icons can be switched depending on the application you are using. However, users who do not favor the touch bar, may go with MacBook Air, has it does come along with the touch bar. The touch pads are quite similar between both these apple devices.

Side View

Focusing on the side profile, between these two laptops, The MacBook Air has it iconic wedge shaped, where it gets thin at the bottom of the laptop. This helps in low restraining of the arms in long hours of typing sessions. Thus, making it comfortable to use. The MacBook Pro has an evenly bottom, unlike MacBook Air.


There is not much difference when it comes to comparison of the weights between the two apple devices, The MacBook Pro 13 inch weighs a total of 3.1 pounds, and the MacBook Air 13 inch weighs 2.8 pounds.
Both these devices are 13.3 inches, using Apple’s retina display, over 400 megapixels of 16√ó10 aspect ratio.


Both of these devices come with great display however, the brightness varies between the laptops. The MacBook Pro comes with 500 nits brightness, whereas, the MacBook Air comes with 350 nits brightness display.


When it comes to colour accuracy, The MacBook Air does not support P3 white colours. The MacBook Pro supports P3, showing a 25% of more colour.


Over the speaker section, the MacBook Pro sounds much better which richer, deeper base, more balanced but is quieter compared to MacBook Air.


Both the laptops have 256 GB storage with 8 GB 2166MHz LPDDR3 RAM.


The MacBook Air features the latest Intel’s 10th-Gen i3 1.1GHz Dual-Core, whereas, the MacBook Pro features 8th-Gen i5 1.4GHz Quad-Core. If you wish to have a 10th Gen in your MacBook Pro, you will have to spend $1800 to install it in your device.


Talking about perform, the MacBook Air having Dual-Core i3, the single work performance is 15% higher than the MacBook Pro Quad-Core, due to its Intel’s 10-th Gen chip. If we have a look at the Quad-core, the MacBook Pro with 8th- Gen, quad-core processor, that yields 80% higher performance.


Looking at the Graphics, The MacBook Air comes with some great 10th-Gen G4 Graphics, while The MacBook Pro comes with 8th-Gen Iris Plus 645 Graphics, making the MacBook Pro better in terms of graphics


In thermo comparison, the MacBook Pro has a single fan, where the MacBook Air has dual fans. While downloading a game or watching a video with high picture quality, the temperature of MacBook faces a spike, which results in fast spinning of the fans and slowing down the device, while the temperature of MacBook Pro, faces slight variations in temperature.

MacBook Pro 13 inch 2020 MacBook Air 13 inch 2020
Laptop Class Ultraportable Ultraportable
Boot Drive Type SSD SSD
Boot Drive Capacity 526GB 526GB
Screen Size  13.3 inches 13.3 inches
Panel Technology  IPS IPS
Screen Refresh Rate 60Hz 60Hz
Wireless Networking 802.11ac Bluetooth 802.11ac Bluetooth
Operating System Apple macOS Catalina Apple macOS Catalina
Battery Life 12:46 15:48
Price $1299 $999
Touch Screen  Included Not Included
Pros Excellent Keyboard,

Suitable for long hours of work

New Generation Processor in the base model,


Cons Old Generation Processor in the base model Not Suitable for long hours of work


Both these laptop have certain merits and demerits to their own extend, MacBook Air is economical, well suited for small everyday tasks such as writing, editing, etc, but has a disadvantages when it comes to long hours of work.
If you care about performance or wish to upgrade your laptop in future, go for the robust MacBook Pro, it is worth it, it has a better volume over all, and you get a brighter screen with better colour accuracy, with runs for long hours of work with cooler temperature.
If you’re looking for purchasing a MacBook, we suggest you go for the MacBook Pro 13 inch 2020 laptop.

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