Apple now only offers two current line-ups of MacBooks. On the one hand there is the entry-level MacBook with 12 inches and the powerful Pro versions with 13 and 15 inches. But an old acquaintance, the MacBook Air, is still far ahead. We compare the Apple laptops and show which device is suitable for whom.
That MacBook is the thinnest member of the Apple family. With its 12-inch display, it is handy and offers high mobility. A thinner Apple laptop is currently not on the market. You can choose from the chic colors rose gold, gold, space gray and silver. With a passively cooled Core m3-7Y32 (7th generation), the performance is sufficient for web browsing, office work and rudimentary image processing.
That seems evergreen Apple MacBook Air to be. The design and features have remained unchanged since 2015, and at a price of around 999 euros it is a cheap entry-level model – at least in the Apple ecosystem. Practical: The MacBook Air has not yet fallen victim to the current interface minimalism and offers decent processor performance thanks to the Intel Core i5 (5th generation).
That MacBook Pro is the most powerful laptop from Apple: A Core i7-7820HQ from the current Kaby Lake generation works in it and an AMD Radeon Pro 560 is used as the dedicated graphics card. In addition, 16 GB of RAM is available. So the notebook offers plenty of performance.
The MacBooks each address different target groups. That’s how it is MacBook Air Recommended for those looking for a cheap entry-level Mac and can compromise on performance and display resolution. Anyone who uses their laptop mainly for simple tasks such as surfing the Internet and watching films and expects a chic and customizable design is with the new MacBook best advice. That powerful MacBook Pro is aimed at everyone who also uses their laptop for work and, for example, uses professional photo and video editing programs.
MacBook Air, MacBook and MacBook Pro in comparison