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Compare all Apple MacBook

Do you want to buy a new MacBook, but you don't know which one suits you best? Want a smaller size so you can easily take your MacBook on the train? Or should you get the powerful 16-inch MacBook Pro? We'll help you navigate the wide range of specifications, so you can quickly decide which MacBook is best for you.

Compare all Apple MacBook

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches (2019) Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches (2020) Apple MacBook Air (2020)
Screen 16-inch 3072x1920 Retina Display 13.3-inch 2560x1600 Retina Display 13.3-inch 2560x1600 Retina Display
Dimensions 1.62x35.79x24.59cm and 2kg 1.49x30.41x21.24cm and 1.37kg 1.61x30.41x21.24cm and 1.29kg
Processor 9th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 or 8-core Intel Core i9 8th or 10th generation Quad-Core Intel Core i5 or Quad-Core Intel Core i7 10th generation Dual-Core Intel Core i3, Quad-Core Intel Core i5, or Quad-Core Intel Core i7
RAM 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB 8GB or 16GB
VIdeo card Dedicated video cards with 4GB or 8GB VRAM Shared video cards Shared video cards
Storage capacity 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
Battery life 11 hours 10 hours 12 hours
Keyboard Scissors mechanism Scissors mechanism Scissors mechanism

Screen

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches screen

Pro 16 inches: for the most details

Do you edit photos a lot or do you just like working on a larger screen? The Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches is a good choice for you. This model has the largest screen in our current assortment. On top of that, the resolution of 3072x1920 of the clear Retina Display also gives you more screen space.

Apple MacBook Air 13 inches screen

Pro 13 inches: less details

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches is less suitable for detailed photo editing. You need an external monitor for this. The Retina Display of the MacBook Pro 13 inches has a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels. It's very suitable to watch your favorite movies or series on the train home, but not as useful if the tiniest details matter.

Apple MacBook Air screen

Air: compact model

The Apple MacBook also has a 13.3-inch 2560x1600 Retina Display. If you want to work in detail, you'll have to connect an external monitor. The smaller screen size makes it easier to carry the Apple MacBook Air in your backpack.

Processing power

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches processing power

Pro 16 inches: graphic powerhouse

If you're looking for the best specifications, the Pro 16 inches is the model for you. All version are suitable for advanced photo editing and video editing. The 9th generation 6-core Intel Core i7 processor is powerful enough for all of these tasks. Thanks to the dedicated video card and 16GB RAM, you’ll get anything done. On top of that, you'll be able to choose from various upgrades. How about an 8-core 2.4GHz Intel Core i9 processor? Or perhaps 64GB RAM?

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches processing power

Pro 13 inches: small powerhouse

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches is powerful enough to handle all your demanding programs. The starter model has a 1.4GHz, 4-core Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM. This is enough to edit your holiday photos. Want to edit a large amount of photos? Choose the 2.0GHz i5 processor. If you also like to edit videos, a model with an Intel Core i7 processor is the best choice for you.

Apple MacBook Air processing power

Air: surprisingly fast

The Apple MacBook Air is available with an Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, or Intel Core i7 processor. You can get an Apple MacBook Air model for any usage situation. The processors have a lower clock speed and fewer cores than the ones you find in the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches. On the other hand, these models are energy efficient. This makes the Apple MacBook Air particularly suitable if you're often on the go.

On the go

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches on the go

Pro 16 inches: less easy to transport

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches is larger, so it's a bit harder to transport because it doesn't fit in your backpack as easily. As a result, it's mostly suitable if you're not on the go very often. If power is more important to you than transportability, the Apple MacBook 16 inches is the best choice for you.

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches on the go

Pro 13 inches: power for on the go

If you're often on the go, but also want a powerful MacBook, this model is right for you. The Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches combines power with easy transport. You can easily carry the MacBook in a backpack but also use it to edit all your videos. Since it only weighs 1.37kg, it's not much heavier than the Apple MacBook Air either.

Apple Macbook Air on the go

Air: light as a feather

If easy transport of your new MacBook is the most important to you, choose the MacBook Air. It only weights 1.29kg, so you'll hardly notice that you have it with you. On top of that, the battery lasts up to 12 hours. This makes the Apple MacBook Air the best MacBook for on the go.

Usage situation

Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches usage situation

Pro 16 inches: professional power

Whether you edit videos regularly, make 3D models, or run virtual machines, it's all possible with the Apple MacBook Pro 16 inches. On top of that, this model has the most extensive options for configuration. That's why it's the best MacBook for professional users. Keep in mind that this model is less suitable if you're often on the go. The 13-inch model is a better choice in that case.

Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches usage situation

Pro 13 inches: best of both worlds

The Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches balances between the 2 other models in terms of usage situation. It combines the ease of transport of the Apple MacBook Air with the power of the Apple MacBook Pro. As a result, the Apple MacBook Pro 13 inches is suitable for freelancers or creative professionals who often work on location. Photographers who want to edit their photos on the train, for example.

Apple MacBook Air usage situation

Air: lightweight

The Apple MacBook Air is mostly suitable if you want to use your MacBook for lighter tasks, such as watching a movie, surfing the Internet, or writing a report. Because it's so easy to transport, you can use the Apple MacBook Air for student or business use. If you regularly run demanding software, it's better to choose the Apple MacBook Pro.

Conclusion

Which type of MacBook will suit you best depends mostly on your usage situation. If you're often on the go, choose the MacBook 13 inches. If you often run demanding programs, the Apple MacBook Pro is the best choice. The 16-inch model will give you the most power, while the 13-inch model allows you to work comfortably on the train. Did you make a decision? Time to choose which configuration is best for you. Want to know more about the differences between Apple MacBook models, for example the difference between the MacBook Pro 2017 and the MacBook Pro 2015? Click on 'More advice on Apple MacBook' and view all MacBook comparisons.



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