Apple’s MacBooks are definitely pricier than their Windows counterparts with similar configuration. But with the many perks that an Apple MacBook offers, the performance and the longevity, MacBook is always considered a better investment for those who rely on their laptop for a major share of their critical work. Though the device segmentation in the MacBook line is not as wide as with Windows laptops all of them come with a closely similar configuration making it a tough call when you have to pick the one that would suit you the best. So which Apple MacBook is right for you?
Starting from the most affordable MacBook, the Air has been quite popular because of the heavy performance capabilities it packs in a stunningly slim form factor. Once rumoured to be discontinued, It is available as a compact model with a 13.3” display though the smaller 11” variant has been discontinued. You can choose from the 128GB and 256GB models. Except for the storage capacity the other specifications remain the same for both the models. It is packed with a 1.8GHz dual core Intel i5 processor.
Why should you buy MacBook Air?
- If you are on a stringent budget but you surely need a MacBook the 128GB MacBook Air is your cheapest bet.
- Given the compact size and lightweight (weighs 1.35kg) this one perfectly suits all those who like to carry their MacBook around anywhere and anytime.
- This one comes with better webcam performance making it a great choice for all your video calling requirements.
- The MacBook Air offers the longest battery life.
- This carries the conventional multi-touch trackpad.
If you want something smaller and lighter than the MacBook Air, then you can choose from the 256GB and 512GB MacBook which comes in four different colors- rose gold, space grey, gold and silver. The 256GB variant comes with a 1.2GHz dual core Intel Core m3 processor. The 512GB variant runs a 1.3GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor. With features similar to those in the MacBook Air but with a 12-inch Retina display, this one weighs merely 0.92kg. The MacBook battery lasts up to ten hours which is slightly lower than the MacBook Air, but slightly better than the MacBook Pro.
Why should you buy MacBook?
- For those who are looking for an ultra-compact model this is the smallest MacBook
- USB-C is considered to be the port of the future. MacBook comes with a USB-C port that allows super-fast data transfer.
If you are simply looking for the best Apple MacBook out there, one that comes with the best configuration, one that packs the fastest processor, one that comes with the largest storage capacity, then without doubt the MacBook Pro is your best option. This is also the priciest MacBook available. There are two display sizes -13.3” and 15.4”. The MacBook Pro comes in Silver and Space Grey.
The 13.3” MacBook Pro comes as two variants, one with Touch Bar and one without. The presence of the Touch Bar adds a layer of security much like in the iPhone. The former comes with 256GB or 512GB storage. The latter comes with 128GB or 256GB. The Touch Bar model packs a 3.1GHz dual-core Intel i5 processor making it the fastest in the series. The 13.3” model without Touch Bar has a 2.3GHz i5 processor.
The 15.4” MacBook Pro comes as two variants- one with a 2.8GHz i7 processor, 256GB storage capacity and the other with 2.9GHz i7 processor with 512GB storage capacity.
Why choose the MacBook Pro?
- If you are looking for the fastest processor, MacBook Pro is what you need. This is also the only model in the MacBook collection that comes with an option to choose 16GB RAM.
- It comes with a Retina display
- The Force Trackpad found on the MacBook and MacBook Pro can accurately sense pressure variations and this adds several functionality features
- The 15.4” MacBook Pro and the 13.3” variant with the Touch Bar carry 4 USB-C, (Thunderbolt-3) ports so that you can simultaneously connect multiple peripherals
So if you are looking for an affordable, compact, high performance laptop with a great battery life and do not mind missing out on the Retina display, the MacBook Air is what you need. It is ideally a great upgrade from an iPad.
For those who are always on the go, a laptop with a decent configuration, a good battery life, Retina Display and USB-C port the lightest option is the MacBook. This is slightly lagging behind the other models in terms of the webcam quality and the overall performance.
If you want the best of everything but do not mind losing out a little on the battery life and budget is not a constraint, then the MacBook Pro is hands down the best choice. It is the best available MacBook for the heavy users who are looking to run high end applications.