With the internal component renewal of the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020), many users are wondering which equipment to choose right now. The direct comparison of macBook Pro is the MacBook Air also renewed just a few weeks ago is the most common in these cases. Therefore, we will analyze both input models, as well as the change that would entail some improvements in the components at the time of purchase.
A difficult decision between the two laptops
Choosing which equipment to choose from, whether the new MacBook Pro (2020) or MacBook Air (2020) is difficult. Usually, the spec table helps us see which equipment puts the most on the table, balanced with its price. With this newly renovated 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, it’s not that simple.
MacBook Pro puts a better screen with P3 colour gamut and a higher 100 nits brightness on the table. An aspect to be taken into account in order to work in bright environments and where color precision is required. Another addition is the Touch Bar, which favors using quick functions and shortcuts usually hidden in the apps.
For processor and integrated graphics card, both are more powerful than those found on MacBook Air. However, we should keep in mind that the two computers have chips from different Intel families and different generations. Thus, the MacBook Pro is the most powerful, but eighth generation U-series, while the MacBook Air series is less powerful and Y-series (old core M) but tenth generation.
In addition to the power, we must take into account the type of RAM supported. While the input MacBook Pro’s eighth-generation processors have LPDDR3 memory at 2,133 MHz, the 10th generation MacBook Air processors have LPDDR4X memory at 3,733 MHz. This is something that can be solved by going to the tenth generation top processors on the MacBook Pro. This model starts from the 2,129 euros, incorporating 16GB of LPDDR4X memory and 512GB of storage.
This MacBook Pro updates the keyboard to the scissor mechanism, adding an ESC key and T-shaped arrows. As added, the base storage doubles to 256GB
Finally, the MacBook Pro is a slightly heavier «package» with a range that is a smaller hour. In the end, it offers more power, better display and the extra Touch Bar at a higher price. In that price range, a user looking for a competent computer is likely to be satisfied with a MacBook Air with an Intel Core i5 or i7.
However, the most interesting thing about MacBook Pro is in the tenth generation processors, its RAM (expandable to 32GB), the number of ports and the largest storage. Although we go into a much higher disbursement and it starts dangerously twice as high as the entry MacBook Air. Of course, this is a price range designed for another type of user. Many users may have been waiting for the 14-inch model to follow in the wake of last year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro. But all indications are that we’ll have to wait a while longer.