With the review of the internal components of the 13-inch MacBook Pro (2020), many users are wondering which equipment to choose at the moment. the The direct comparison of the MacBook Pro is the MacBook Air also renewed a few weeks ago is the most common in these cases. For this reason, we will analyze both input models, as well as the change that would involve some component improvements at the time of purchase.

MacBook Pro (2020) vs MacBook Air (2020) Comparison: Key Differences

MacBook Pro 13.3 (2020)

MacBook Air (2020)


13.3 inch IPS at 2560 x 1600; True tone; 500 nits; P3 color range

13.3 inch IPS at 2560 x 1600; True tone; 400 nits

The dimensions

15,6 x 304 x 212

4,1-16,1 x 304 x 212 mm

The weight

1,4 kg

1,29 kg


8th Generation Intel Core i5 1.4 GHz

1.1 GHz 10th Generation Intel Core i3

Processor expansion

1.7 GHz 8th generation Intel Core i7 for an additional € 375; 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 2 / 2.3 GHz models

10th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 1.1 / 1.2 GHz; 50 or 130 euros extra

Storage room

256 Go SSD

256 Go SSD


Integrated 8 GB LPDDR3 at 2133 MHz

Integrated 8 GB LPDDR4X at 3733 MHz

Extension de RAM

16 GB LPDDR3 integrated at 2133 MHz, additional 125 euros; models with LPDDR4X 3733 MHz memory

LPDDR4X 16 GB integrated at 3733 MHz, 250 euros additional


Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7


Up to 10 hours of wireless web browsing

Up to 11 hours of wireless web browsing


x2 ports Thunderbolt 3 USB-C

x2 ports Thunderbolt 3 USB-C


Wi-Fi 802.11ac; Bluetooth 5.0

Wi-Fi 802.11ac; Bluetooth 5.0


Scissor keyboard with 66 keys, Touch Bar and Touch ID

Scissor keyboard with 79 keys with Touch ID


Space gray and silver

Gold, space gray and silver


From 1499 euros; extensions of 375 and 125 euros additional

From 1079 euros; extensions of 50, 130 and 250 euros

A tough decision between the two laptops

Choosing which gear to choose between the new MacBook Pro (2020) or the MacBook Air (2020) is difficult. Usually the spec chart helps us see which gear gets the most on the table, in balance with its price. With this 13-inch MacBook Pro and recently renewed MacBook Air, it’s not that simple.

The MacBook Pro offers a better display with a P3 color gamut and 100 nit higher brightness on the tabletop. An aspect to take into account when faced with work in bright environments and when color accuracy is required. Another addition is the Touch Bar, which promotes the use of quick functions and shortcuts normally hidden in apps.

In terms of processor and integrated graphics, both are more powerful than those of the MacBook Air. Of course, we have to take into account that both teams have chips from different Intel families and of different generations. So, MacBook Pro is the most powerful U series, but the eighth generation, while the MacBook Air is the least powerful Y series (old M core) but the tenth generation.


In addition to the power, it is necessary to take into account the type of RAM memory supported. While the eighth generation processors of the entry MacBook Pro have 2133 MHz LPDDR3 memory, the tenth generation processors of the MacBook Air feature with 3,733 MHz LPDDR4X memory. This can be solved by switching to the best 10th gen MacBook Pro processors, starting at $ 2,129, with 16GB of LPDDR4X memory and 512GB of storage.

This MacBook Pro updates the scissor mechanism keyboard, adding an ESC key and T-shaped arrows. Plus, the base storage doubles to 256GB.

Finally, the MacBook Pro is a slightly heavier “package” with a battery life of one hour less. In the end, it offers more power, best screen and the Touch Bar supplement at a higher price. In this price bracket, a user looking for a competent computer will likely be happy with a MacBook Air with an Intel Core i5 or i7.

However, the most interesting thing about the MacBook Pro is the tenth generation processors, its RAM (expandable up to 32GB), the number of ports and more storage. Although we get into a much higher spend that starts dangerously at double the MacBook Air entry. Unsurprisingly, it is a price range designed for a different 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 everything indicates that we will have to wait a little longer.

Source: Appleinsider

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