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Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD

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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD

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Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD vs Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Why is Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD better than Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD?

  • 80g lighter
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    1.29kgvs1370g
  • 1h longer battery life
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    11hvs10h
  • 1600MHz higher ram speed
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    3733MHzvs2133MHz
  • Supports 64-bit
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  • Has voice commands
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  • Has AirPlay
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Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD better than Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD?

  • 256GB more internal storage
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    512GBvs256GB
  • 4.18x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 2.3GHzvs2 x 1.1GHz
  • 1.2mm thinner
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    14.9mmvs16.1mm
  • 0.6GHz higher turbo clock speed
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    3.8GHzvs3.2GHz
  • 2 more Thunderbolt ports
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    4vs2
  • 7.45% less body volume
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    962.4cm³vs1039.9125240000003cm³

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Design

1.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
2.weight

1.29kg

1.37kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.thickness

16.1mm

14.9mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.Uses a fanless design
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
By using power-efficient components that don't produce large amounts of heat, it's possible to create a device with no cooling fans. This results in a much quieter (or even silent) operation.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
6.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The maximum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.
9.is dustproof and water-resistant
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Display

1.resolution

2560 x 1600px

2560 x 1600px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

227ppi

227ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.has anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
5.screen size

13.3"

13.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
6.has an LED-backlit display
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
7.has an IPS screen
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
8.brightness

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A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
9.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.RAM speed

3733MHz

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.CPU speed

2 x 1.1GHz

4 x 2.3GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
6.maximum memory amount

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16GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
7.Supports 64-bit
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
8.CPU threads

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More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

Connectivity

1.has an HDMI output
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.Has USB Type-C
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.has an external memory slot
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
5.USB 3.0 ports

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More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
6.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
7.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
8.USB ports

2

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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.

Battery

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
3.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
4.charge time

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The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.Has a MagSafe power adapter
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Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.Stylus included
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
7.video recording (main camera)

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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
8.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 13" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i5 3.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 512GB SSD
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.
9.has voice commands
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3" Intel Core i3 1.1GHz / 8GB RAM / 256 GB SSD
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You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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