To the fanfare of Macbook Air fans, Apple finally released a new MacBook Air with updated specs, features, and design in 2018.
There was some unforeseen rain that hit the MacBook Air parade when the laptop's $1,200 price tag was announced. The original model cost $1,000, which was one of its main draws.
With that said, there are still some very good reasons to consider the MacBook Air over the Macbook Pro. Since the MacBook Air has a 13-inch display, I'm mostly comparing it to the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
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The new MacBook Air is ever so slightly lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
The new MacBook Air weighs in at 2.75 pounds, which is slightly lighter than the original MacBook Air's 2.9 pounds. Compare that to the 3-pound 13-inch MacBook Pro, and you have yourself a lighter laptop! It's not a massively significant difference, but lighter is better for many computer users out there.
The MacBook Air has better battery life than the 13-inch MacBook Pro
According to the spec sheets, the new MacBook Air can last for up to 12 hours of web browsing, while the MacBook Pro can last up to 10 hours.
It's thinner overall than the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Actually, believe it or not, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 0.02-inch thinner than the new MacBook Air at both laptops' thickest points. With that said, the MacBook Air tapers down to an extremely thin 0.16 inches at its thinnest points, whereas the MacBook Pro maintains its thickness throughout its design.
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