Differences between a MacBook Pro 13 ″ 2020 and a configured MacBook Air

MacBook Air

A few hours ago Apple launched its renewed 13-inch MacBook Pro with some changes compared to the previous version. It is true that the base model processors have not changed, and neither has the RAM since these processors are not compatible with those DDR4s that those that do use tenth generation processors carry. The new ones Magic Keyboard keyboards could be the main changes we find in them. All this is true but we must also include in the news the improvements in the speakers with integrated Dolby Atmos and an improvement in the microphones.

MacBook Air

These improvements may seem few and more when you compare this new MacBook Pro to a User-configured MacBook Air to have the same price as the current 13-inch MacBook Pros in their base model. It is true that in the MacBook Air we do not have that Touch Bar and we do not have the 61W USB C power adapter, but this contrasts with the option of adding to the Air a latest generation Intel processor of the tenth generation with less consumption and almost the same power, and the new DDR4 RAM. We must also clarify that the processors of the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro are different, they have different frequencies, yes, but it will always be better to carry a more modern processor, right?

Escape key on the keyboard of the new MacBook Pro 2020

Well, with that said here we leave the comparison between a MacBook Air with the new tenth generation processors and an expanded RAM up to 16 GB and the new 13-inch MacBook Pro presented by Apple a few hours ago in its base model. This comparison is intended to see the differences at equal cost for the user:

MacBook Pro 13 "2020 MacBook Air "Configured"
Screen 13 "(diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology 2.560 x 1.600 pixels Brightness of 500 nits  13 "(diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology 2.560 x 1.600 pixels Brightness of 400 nits
Processor 5th Gen 4GHz 1.4-core Intel Core i4.4 (up to XNUMXGHz with Turbo Boost) 5th Generation 1.1GHz Quad Core Intel Core i3.5 (up to XNUMXGHz with Turbo Boost)
RAM 8GB 16GB
Internal storage SSD 256 GB SSD 256 GB
Camera 720p FaceTime HD camera 720p FaceTime HD camera
Speakers High dynamic range stereo speakers Wide stereo sound Dolby Atmos audio support Stereo speakers sound support for Dolby Atmos audio
Battery Up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing Up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing
Keyboard Backlit Magic Keyboard Touch Bar Sensor Touch ID Backlit Magic Keyboard Sensor Touch ID
Ports Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C) Two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB-C)
Price range 1499 euros 1499 euros

New keyboard on MacBook Pro 13, 2020

As you can see at the same price you can have a MacBook Air with the latest Intel processor model and 16 GB of RAM or a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The truth is that Apple is making it more and more difficult in this regard and right now we can say to wait and see if "They launch that 14-inch MacBook Pro" At the end of the year it could be a good decision if we don't need to change teams urgently. As always, the choice of this is left to the user, we only put some options on the table.

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On the other hand, users who may be thinking of buying an iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard for their work also have their doubts. And it is that these iPad Pro although it is true that they cannot "supply" some applications that we have available in macOS and that for many users and professionals are now essential, little by little they are gaining ground between the decision to buy a Mac or a iPad. The price adjusted to the MacBook of these iPad can seriously doubt the final purchase of a computer. Be that as it may, the important thing in all these types of purchases that make the user spend a large amount of money is totally personal and we from here the only thing we can do is guide on the available models and differences what's between them.


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