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Which Mac to Buy: MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

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Mac lovers and fans always face the issue of choice when it comes to what type of Mac they should go for. Though, the size of your pocket is a determinant criterion. Also, people want to know why they should go for a particular product. Let’s compare and see if this can help you with your future choices.

MacBook Air ($999)

Pros: The product is a better choice when it comes to battery life, which can last for about 10.5 hours. Apart from the fact that it has a good battery life, it’s also the cheapest and most affordable in the series of Mac production. So this has given students the opportunity to get one and use it for their studies. The latest version is also known to have a faster Core i5 processor. Another amazing feature is that MacBook Air possesses full-size USB ports and SD card slots making the transfer of pictures and data very easy.

Cons: The design is really not the best one in comparison with the rest Mac laptops. There is the thick bezel around the screen. It still uses the 5th generation Intel and got an aging vision due to the lack of full HD. This is not as cool as it creates vision problems after staring for a long time. The brightness isn’t enough to produce solid viewing angles.

12-inch MacBook ($1,299)

Pros: One of the mind-blowing features you first notice about this particular MacBook is its portability. Damn nothing beats this. You can virtually fit it into your backpack and handbag without anyone noticing its presence. How cool is that? It is slim and very lightweight.

It also has an amazing battery life which can last for about 9.5 hours. The retina display is sharp and very colorful which makes it better compared to other Windows ultraportables. The Kaby Lake Chip makes it better than its predecessors and has a suitable keyboard for a better typing.

Cons: At a time, it allows you charge only one device because it possesses USB-C port. This port doesn’t support the Thunderbolt 3 which is needed for connecting multiple 4K displays and for fast transfer speeds. It can operate video chats despite its low resolution for a webcam.

MacBook Pro 13-inch ($1,299)

Pros: It may be 13 inches but still have the same weight as the MacBook Air which is pretty cool. It also has a 7th generation Core i5 processor which means its speed is something to be proud of. It also boasts the latest Intel Iris graphics and, for music lovers, it has really powerful speakers. When you want to transfer data the speed is also amazing because of the presence of the two Thunderbolt 3 ports and you can charge two devices at the same time. Typing is not a problem here as it has a flat butterfly keyboard which gives you a snappy feeling when you are pressing the keys.

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Cons: The price is definitely a problem as it’s quite expensive and not every person can afford it. Due to this cost, most people won’t be able to purchase the new Touch Bar and one more thing that is lacking is there is no SD card slot.

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar ($1,799)

Pros: I guess you won’t cry your eyes out because of the amount you have to spend to get this product when you see the amazing features like the Touch ID button and Touch Bar and their significance. There is the Multi-touch screen and also buttons used to control different apps. Developers like Adobe and Microsoft have keyed into the availability of the Touch Bar. When it comes to file transfer test for SSDs and Greek bench 4 performances this laptop is definitely the leader. Ohh! One more thing it has a faster Intel Iris graphics.

Cons: You can agree that everything can’t just be perfect. The battery duration is lower and, partly, you can attribute this to its size. There is no SD card slot but it has a storage capacity of about 256 GBs.

MacBook Pro 15-inch without Touch Bar ($1,999)

Pros: I think one of the most amazing features of this product is the keyboard. Its way more comfortable than the butterfly style, how cool is that? There is the SD card slot, HDMI port, and two USB 3.0 ports. So, basically, it has every port you can ever need.

In a nutshell, it provides you with everything you need, gives you room for efficient typing without errors; the retina display is sharp and bright and has a battery that can last for about 9 hours.

Cons: The weight may not sitting too well with users as it weighs around 4.5 pounds. The Mac is not very fast either because of the presence of a Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor.

MacBook Pro 15-inch ($2,399)

Pros: When it comes to editing this is the king. Also, the ease and smoothness with which you can edit photos and videos cannot be overemphasized. It has AMD Radeon Pro 560 graphics. Its storage capabilities are also very cool possessing a pair of 16GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. This Mac model has 7th generation Core i7 CPU. Its resolution is sharp with bright and wider color variation than the previous 15 inches.

More so, it has loud rich stereo speakers and a super large force Touch trackpad. In addition, it has a battery that could last about 11 hours on web surfing test.

Cons: It requires a card reader to be plugged into any of the four Thunderbolt 3 ports it possesses. The keyboard might run a bit warm, this happens after running a 15-minute video streaming test.