Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air vs. 16-inch MacBook Pro

One of the more interesting announcements to come out of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is a new MacBook Air that sports a 15-inch screen for the first time. The MacBook Air has typically existed in the space between Apple’s budget laptop MacBook and its portable powerhouse MacBook Pro, offering the best of both worlds with relatively few tradeoffs. Historically, one of the trade-offs has been limiting users to smaller visual space compared to the 15-inch — and, later, 16-inch — screens found on the higher-end and more-expensive MacBook Pro models. Now, with the introduction of the MacBook Air, that trade-off is mostly-eliminated — which raises the question: Is there any advantage to buying a MacBook Pro over a MacBook Air? The answer is yes — for some of the reasons you might think, and others you might not. Before we get into that, here’s a look at the new 15-inch MacBook Air announced on Monday: Image: KnowTechie The Specs FeatureSpecificationDisplay15.3-inch Liquid Retina, up to 500 nits brightnessProcessorM2Battery LifeUp to 18 hoursSound SystemSix-speaker with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos supportDesignThin, light, fanlessThickness11.5mmWeight3.3 poundsPortsMagSafe charging, 2 Thunderbolt, 3.5mm headphone jackFinishesMidnight, Starlight, Space Gray, SilverPerformance (compared to Intel)Up to 12x fasterCamera1080p FaceTime HD The new 15-inch MacBook Air offers a 15.3-inch LCD display, which Apple calls “Liquid Retina.” It is comparable to Liquid Retina displays found on comparable laptops and tablets across Apple’s product line, saves for the 12-inch flavor of the iPad Pro, which uses mini-LED technology. Like the 13-inch MacBook…Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Air vs. 16-inch MacBook Pro

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