Apple announced recently a significant update for their high-end product line MacBook Pro Models, including the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips, better battery life, Wi‑Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and an HDMI 2.1 port. Apple released an update to the MacBook Air The machines have undergone a total redesign, as well as the introduction of the M2 Chip. So how does it compare to the others?


Although they may look similar, there are some differences.‌MacBook Air‌ And the MacBook Pro Different machines have different functions, and you should be able to choose the right one for your needs.‌MacBook Air‌You can save money by purchasing the cheapest 14- or 16 inch models starting at $1199 MacBook Pro These models cost $800 less than the regular model. We have a guide to help answer your question about which Apple silicon machine is the best.

This guide is focused on high-end 14- and 16 inch models. MacBook Pro models with the ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips rather than the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the ‌M2‌ chip. To understand the differences between 13-inch monitors, refer to our Buyer’s Guide. MacBook Pro These include the models of 14- and 16 inch.

Summary of Key Differences


MacBook Air

  • 13.6-inch display
  • LCD Liquid Retina display display
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Apple ‌M2‌ chip
  • 8-core CPU featuring four performance cores as well as four efficiency cores
  • 10 core GPU
  • 100GB/s data bandwidth
  • You can choose from 8GB or 16GB memory, as well as 24GB of unified storage
  • You can store 256GB,512GB, 1TB or 2TB.
  • Passive cooling
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports
  • Sound system with four speakers
  • Tri-mic array featuring directional beamforming
  • Integrated 52.6-watt-hour lithium polymer battery
  • Battery life up to 18 hours
  • USB-C Power Adapter Adapter Adapter Adapter Adapter Adapters for 30, 35, and 67 Watt

MacBook Pro

  • 14.2-inch or 16.2-inch display
  • ProMotion mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR LCD display
  • You can get up to 1000 nits of sustained brightness (full-screen brightness) or 1,600 peak brightness (1,600 nits).
  • Apple ‌M2‌ Pro chip or Apple ‌M2‌ Max chip
  • Maximum 12-core CPU, eight cores for performance and four cores for efficiency.
  • Up to 19-core GPU with ‌‌M2‌‌ Pro and up to 38-core GPU with ‌‌M2‌‌ Max
  • Maximum 400GB/s data bandwidth
  • 16GB or 32GB unified memory with ‌‌M2‌‌ Pro and 32GB, 64GB, or 96GB unified memory with ‌‌M2‌‌ Max
  • You can store 512GB or 1TB, 8TB, 4TB, 6TB or 8TB.
  • Active cooling
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB C)
  • HDMI 2.1 port that supports multichannel audio out
  • SDXC slot
  • Six-speaker high-fidelity sound system featuring force-cancelling speakers and woofers
  • Three-mic studio-quality array featuring high signal-to noise ratio, directional beamforming and high quality sound
  • Integral 70-watt hour or 100-watt hour lithium-polymer batteries
  • Batteries last up to 18- or 22 hours
  • Adapter for USB-C power adapters: 67W, 96W or 140W

Design

The other is the‌MacBook Air‌ And MacBook Pro They share the same design, with the flat top and the rounded bottom. However they have a few minor differences. The displays on both MacBooks are equipped with an LCD display. “notch” To enable the webcam to work, you can find the MacBook ProThe bezels of the high-end model are noticeably thinner. High-end keyboards are much smaller. MacBook Pro Also available in all black

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It‌MacBook Air‌ And MacBook Pro They are also available in Space Gray and Silver.‌MacBook Air‌ You can also get it in Starlight or Midnight colors.‌MacBook Air‌.


MacBook Air

  • Height0.44 in (1.13 cm).
  • Width: 11.97inches (30.41cm)
  • Depth: 8.46 in (21.5 cm).
  • The Weight: 2.7 pounds (1.24 kg)

MacBook Pro

  • Height: 0.61 inch (1.55cm)/0.66 in (1.68cm)
  • Width11.31 inches (31.6 cm)/14.01 inch (35.57cm)
  • Depth: 8.71 inch (22.12cm),/9.77inch (24.81cm).
  • The Weight: 3.5-4.8 Pounds (1.60-2.16 Kg)

The dimensions are another key difference area between the‌MacBook Air‌ And MacBook Pro. The 16 inch MacBook Pro The is much heavier and more substantial than the‌MacBook Air‌It is vital to note the significant difference in the size of the 14-inch and 15-inch. MacBook Pro And the‌MacBook Air‌. The 14-inch version is not available. MacBook Pro Offers a bigger display than the‌MacBook Air‌Its marginally larger footprint and added thickness make the device less portable if you are looking to carry it around light.

Despite this, the 14 inch MacBook Pro This device offers excellent portability with high performance.

The Ports of Connectivity

There is one area that sets apart the two machines from each other: port selection. These are the‌MacBook Air‌ features just two Thunderbolt 4 ports. There are two sizes available: the 14-inch (16-inch) MacBook Pro Models have three Thunderbolt 4, an HDMI 2.1 and an SDXC slot. The machines have a 3.5mm headset jack that supports high-impedance headphones. However, the machine with 13 inches has it.‌MacBook Air‌ Can only support one external display. The high-end models can. MacBook Pro model can support up to four displays in total with the ‌M2‌ Max chip.

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The overall verdict is that the MacBook Pro It is more flexible in connectivity and even has newer Bluetooth or Wi-Fi specifications. This makes it useful for professionals who use SDXC card from digital cameras, external displays, or simply additional USB peripherals.

Display size

It‌MacBook Air‌Display size is approximately 13.6 inches. This is slightly less than the 14-inch display. MacBook ProThis is a markedly smaller size than the 16.2-inch MacBook Pro. Still, 13.6 inches is larger than the biggest iPad Pro Model, measuring 12.9 inches.‌MacBook Air‌ And smaller MacBook Pro Models, which means that it should suit most users. The 14.2-inch MacBook Pro For those with high-end needs, the screen offers just a little more space.

This 16.2-inch monitor will offer a superior replacement to a desktop PC. It has more screen area for multiple windows, professional apps and can be used in a variety of ways.

Display Technology

Both machines have different display technology. The display technologies of both machines are very different, as with most MacBooks made in recent years.‌MacBook Air‌ Although it has an LCD panel and is rounded at the corners, Apple refers to this display as a Liquid Retina. Apple’s advanced mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR technology, which produces deeper blacks, greater dynamic range and improves color accuracy, is available on both the 14-inch and 16-inch models.

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The XDR screen can be brighter than the standard display, with a peak brightness of 1,600 nits when it displays HDR content. Both the 14- and 16 inch versions are available. MacBook Pro ProMotion displays allow models to change their refresh rates up to 120Hz. You can also see the The‌MacBook Air‌ There is no display that has a variable refresh rate.

High-end is worth it MacBook Pro Modelle for viewing, editing and watching HDR videos as well as high-framerate content such as sports. The LCD display‌MacBook Air‌ Most users will find it sufficient and may not notice any significant difference. It is the MacBook ProYou will simply enjoy a better viewing experience with deeper blacks, smoother motion on the screen and a more immersive overall experience.

Chips

It‌MacBook Air‌ contains the ‌M2‌ chip, while MacBook Pro customers can choose between the ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips. The ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max are scaled-up versions of the ‌M2‌ chip that offer additional CPU and GPU cores. See the ‌M2‌, ‌M2‌ Pro, and ‌M2‌ Max’s Geekbench 5 scores below:


Scores for Single Core

  • ‌M2‌: ~2,000
  • ‌M2‌ Pro: ~2,000
  • ‌M2‌ Max: ~2,000

Metal GPU Scores

  • ‌M2‌: ~30,500
  • ‌M2‌ Pro: ~52,700
  • ‌M2‌ Max: ~87,000

Multi-Core Scores

  • ‌M2‌: ~9,000
  • ‌M2‌ Pro: ~15,000
  • ‌M2‌ Max: ~15,000

The ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max provide CPUs with up to four additional cores and GPUs with up to 28 additional cores. The ‌M2‌ chip in the ‌MacBook Air‌ is just as powerful as the ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max in single-core tasks, but the ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max are considerably better in multi-core and graphics tasks.

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With significantly more transistors, performance CPU cores, and GPU cores, the ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max are powerful chips designed for professionals with demanding workflows. The ‌M2‌, on the other hand, is more of a consumer-oriented chip focused on delivering surprisingly impressive performance and excellent efficiency to keep temperatures down and prolong battery life.

Also, it is worth noting the‌MacBook Air‌ The passive cooling and absence of a fan can limit peak performance slightly compared with the MacBook ProThe fans on high-end machines are large and actively cool down the system to push the chips further.

Storage and Memory

It‌MacBook Air‌ The system can have up to 24GB unified memory, and as much storage as 2TB. This should provide enough space for most users. If you need more storage or memory, there are the MacBook Pro You can configure the base-spec with up to 72GB memory and 6TB of storage.‌MacBook Air‌.

The ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips in the MacBook Pro also provide 200GB/s and 400GB/s memory bandwidth respectively – an enormous increase over the 100GB/s memory bandwidth with the ‌M2‌ chip in the ‌MacBook Air‌.

Buyers need to be mindful that the 256GB limit is not available for purchase.‌MacBook Air‌ Available in 512GB and 128GB MacBook Pro Base models can store up to 50% more SSDs than those with larger storage. Base models have one SSD module, while larger models have two SSD chips.

Microphones and speakers

It‌MacBook Air‌ It has a 4 speaker sound system which, for such an small device, is quite balanced and full. This is The MacBook Pro takes things to the next level with a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system with force-cancelling woofers for dramatically bigger and deeper audio – something that may be invaluable to users who work in professional audio production or simply listen to a lot of music out-loud.

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It‌MacBook Air‌ It features a 3-mic array and directional beamforming, which is great for voice notes or video calls. You can find the The MacBook Pro Apple refers to it as a “studio-quality” Three-mic array featuring high signal-to noise ratios and directional beamforming. They aren’t as effective as dedicated microphones, but they can be used for audio. MacBook ProThese microphones look great and can even be used to produce podcasts.

Battery Life

It‌MacBook Air‌ The battery lasts for 18 hours, giving you the same battery life of the 14-inch. MacBook Pro It took four hours longer than the 16-inch version. MacBook Pro.

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You are searching for an Apple silicon that is more economical? MacBookThe M1 is an acronym for Masterpiece.‌MacBook Air‌For as low as $999, you can get the, with a 13.3-inch Retina LCD display, Touch ID, Thunderbolt ports and many other features. For users on a strict budget, the ‌M1‌ ‌MacBook Air‌ It is still an option.

For just $100 more than the ‌M2‌ ‌MacBook Air‌, there is the ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro – an entry-level MacBook Pro Model with a 13.3 inch display. It uses the same design as Apple’s other models. MacBook Pro Modelle from 2016-2021 The same chips are used in the‌MacBook Air‌ It can be pushed a little harder by having an active cooling fan. This allows for a larger display and Touch Bar. A better mic and speaker quality are also included. The battery lasts two hours longer. The 14-inch model is not available if you do not have the budget. MacBook Pro’s $1,999 price tag, but you think you will need slightly more than what the ‌M2‌ ‌MacBook Air‌ offers, including the 13-inch‌MacBook Air‌ It is an acceptable middle-ground choice for many.

Final Thoughts

In general,‌MacBook Air‌ The best choice for many users. It offers a great balance of performance and features in a portable device that is extremely convenient. This is The‌MacBook Air‌The $1,199 cost tag for the XL is reasonable compared to other models. MacBook ProIt is possible to lower the price by up to $100 with an Apple Deals Roundup discount for educators or a reduction in your Apple Store purchase. You will get an additional $800. MacBook Pro It is unlikely that it will be worth the cost for the majority of users. Many people prefer the lighter, slimmer design.‌MacBook Air‌ Some may even offer additional colors.

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The 14- and 16 inch displays are ideal for professionals who need larger, better-lit displays, extra storage and memory, as well as a higher level of performance. MacBook ProThis is reflected in the machines’ prices of $1,999 and $2.499 respectively. These machines are high-end. MacBook The Pros do not target everyday users, but are specifically targeted for creative professionals and those who depend heavily on their computers. This makes them the most useful. MacBook Pro It should not be your first choice unless you’re a professional or a skilled user who is able to make full use of the advanced functions.

If you’re a true tech enthusiast, then it is possible to fork out a little more in order to obtain the best. MacBook ProYou can enjoy aspects such as the larger Liquid Retina XDR with ProMotion display and 6-speaker sound system. The high-end is the right choice if you want to get the highest performance in connectivity, speakers and display technology. MacBook Pro The best choice. The 16 inch MacBook ProDue to its large screen, the – is a potential desktop replacement machine.

You can configure the‌MacBook Air‌ It comes with a 10-core GPU option, 16GB RAM, and 512GB storage for a configuration close to the 14-inch. MacBook Pro, it costs $1,699 – just $300 less than the MacBook Pro. This is where it might be worth spending the extra money to have the 14-inch. MacBook ProThe machine has a larger mini-LED screen with ProMotion and additional memory bandwidth. Speakers and microphones have been upgraded.