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Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015 vs Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, 256GB, 2013

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  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

  • Max Turbo Speed

  • Number of Cores

  • Cache

  • 64-bit Computing

  • Features

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

  • display

  • LCD Backlight Technology

  • Resolution

  • Widescreen Display

  • Type

  • TFT Technology

  • Image Aspect Ratio

  • Monitor Features

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

  • Configuration Features

  • Technology

  • Installed Size

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

  • Integrated Webcam

  • Sound

  • Memory Allocation Technology

  • Capture Resolutions

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

  • Specific Type

  • Capacity

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

  • Miscellaneous

  • Case Material

  • Color Category

  • System

  • Notebook Type

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

  • Depth

  • Height

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

  • Input

  • Type

  • Localization & Layout

  • Features

  • battery

  • Capacity

  • Run Time (Up To)

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

  • Memory Card Reader

  • AC Adapter

  • Input

  • Output

  • Videos

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015
  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

    Intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 2.2 GHz

  • Max Turbo Speed

    3.4 GHz

  • Number of Cores

    Quad-Core

  • Cache

    L3 - 6 MB

  • 64-bit Computing

    Yes

  • Features

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, integrated memory controller

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

    15.4 in

  • display

  • LCD Backlight Technology

    LED backlight

  • Resolution

    2880 x 1800

  • Widescreen Display

    Yes

  • Type

    LED

  • TFT Technology

    IPS

  • Image Aspect Ratio

  • Monitor Features

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

    1600 MHz

  • Configuration Features

    provided memory is soldered

  • Technology

    DDR3L SDRAM

  • Installed Size

    16 GB

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

    Intel Iris Pro Graphics

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Sound

    Stereo speakers , two microphones

  • Memory Allocation Technology

  • Capture Resolutions

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

    SSD, flash storage, flash storage, flash storage, flash storage

  • Specific Type

    flash storage

  • Capacity

    256 GB

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Miscellaneous

  • Case Material

    aluminum

  • Color Category

    silver

  • System

  • Notebook Type

    notebook

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

    14.1 in

  • Depth

    9.7 in

  • Height

    0.7 in

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

    4.5 lbs (2.04 kg, 72 oz)

  • Input

  • Type

    Force Touch trackpad, backlit keyboard

  • Localization & Layout

    English

  • Features

    ambient light sensor, multi-touch touchpad

  • battery

  • Capacity

    99.5 Wh

  • Run Time (Up To)

    9 sec

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

    802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

    2 x USB 3.0
    2 x Thunderbolt 2
    HDMI
    Headphone output

  • Memory Card Reader

    Yes ( SDXC Card )

  • AC Adapter

  • Input

    AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

  • Output

    85 Watt

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  • Processor / Chipset

  • CPU

    Intel Core i5 (4th Gen) 1.3 GHz

  • Max Turbo Speed

    2.6 GHz

  • Number of Cores

    Dual-Core

  • Cache

    L3 - 3 MB

  • 64-bit Computing

    Yes

  • Features

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, integrated memory controller

  • Monitor

  • Diagonal Size

    13.3 in

  • display

  • LCD Backlight Technology

    LED backlight

  • Resolution

  • Widescreen Display

    Yes

  • Type

    LED

  • TFT Technology

  • Image Aspect Ratio

    16:10

  • Monitor Features

    glossy

  • Display Resolution Abbreviation

    WXGA+

  • RAM

  • Memory Speed

    1600 MHz

  • Configuration Features

    provided memory is soldered

  • Technology

    LPDDR3 SDRAM

  • Installed Size

    4 GB

  • memory

  • Max Supported Size

    4 GB

  • Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

    Apple OS X 10.9 Mavericks

  • Audio & Video

  • Graphics Processor

    Intel HD Graphics 5000

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Sound

    Stereo speakers , two microphones

  • Memory Allocation Technology

    Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0

  • Capture Resolutions

    1280 x 720

  • Hard Drive

  • Type

    SSD, flash storage, flash storage, flash storage, flash storage

  • Specific Type

    flash storage

  • Capacity

    256 GB

  • Notebook Camera

  • Integrated Webcam

    Yes

  • Miscellaneous

  • Case Material

    aluminum

  • Color Category

    silver

  • System

  • Notebook Type

    notebook

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • Width

    12.8 in

  • Depth

    8.9 in

  • Height

    0.7 in

  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight

    2.98 lbs (1.35 kg, 47.68 oz)

  • Input

  • Type

    backlit keyboard, trackpad

  • Localization & Layout

    English

  • Features

    ambient light sensor, multi-touch touchpad

  • battery

  • Capacity

    54 Wh

  • Run Time (Up To)

    12 sec

  • Communications

  • Wireless Protocol

    802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0

  • Connections & Expansion

  • Interfaces

    2 x USB 3.0
    Headphone output
    Thunderbolt

  • Memory Card Reader

    Yes ( SDXC Card )

  • AC Adapter

  • Input

    AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

  • Output

    45 Watt

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  • Summary

    The Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015 is equipped with a more powerful processor than the MacBook Air 13-inch, 256GB, 2013: Intel Core i7 (4th Gen) 2.2 GHz clock speed versus Intel Core i5 (4th Gen) 1.3 GHz clock speed. It is the most important difference between these laptops because fast processor will let a notebook to do multiple tasks at once. The MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015 has a more number of memory 16 GB DDR3L SDRAM than 4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM of the Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, 256GB, 2013. It means that the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015 will handle almost any tasks of the laptop owner.



    The MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015 has a better battery life as it is equipped with 99 Wh battery which is 45 Wh bigger than the MacBook Air 13-inch, 256GB, 2013 battery. It means that this notebook will work for a longer time without charging. The Apple MacBook Air 13-inch, 256GB, 2013 weighs 2.98 lbs which is 1.52 lbs lighter than the weight of the MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015.

    Taking into account the above-mentioned differences the Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch, 2015 will become the best choice. Check the lowest price on Amazon.