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RIP MacBook Air – Hello to the new MacBook Pro!

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RIP MacBook Air – Hello to the new MacBook Pro!

Ding-dong, the 11-inch MacBook Air is lifeless! (And the 13-inch may well be following it quickly!)

Right through the #AppleEvent nowadays, Apple made it transparent how proud it's of its new MacBook Pro – and it has each and every explanation why to be. With the new Contact Bar on my own, the glossy new MacBooks are simply the very best made and maximum cutting edge machines Apple has launched to date.

However as the tournament went on, those that love their MacBook Air have been left with a snappy notice: there would in fact be no new MacBook Air. As an alternative, vice chairman Phil Schiller inspired those that are keen on the MacBook Air to as an alternative take a look at the new 13-inch MacBook Professional for quite a few lovely professional causes:

  1. The new 13-inch MacBook Professional is 12% thinner than MacBook Air
  2. The new 13-inch MacBook Professional is 13% smaller in quantity than MacBook Air
  3. Each MacBooks weigh the very same (round 3 kilos)
  4. The new MacBook Professional has a 13-inch retina show, quicker garage, and quicker graphics
  5. It is necessarily the similar – but higher? – than your present MacBook Air in virtually each and every means, form, and shape, and just for the beginning price ticket of $1,499 (no Contact Bar at that worth).

Battery lifestyles

The 13-inch MacBook Professional has up to 10 hours of battery lifestyles, whilst the 13-inch MacBook Air has up to 12. The new MacBook Professional is not an development on this division, however all the ones additional options have to absorb some battery, proper?


4 thunderbolt 3 ports for the MacBook Professional, thru any of which you'll be able to rate the MacBook. The MacBook air has two thunderbolt ports.

Contact Bar

The MacBook Air does not have a Contact Bar, however the low-end MacBook Professional which acts as an alternative does not have one both. If you wish to have the Contact Bar, you'll be able to pick out up the type that is a step up which continues to be best 13 inches, beginning at $1799.


The MacBook Air is powered by way of a fifth-generation Core i5/i7 processor, whilst the new MacBook Professional is powered through the similar with 8GB 2133MHZ of reminiscence – it is just about 2x quicker than the earlier 13-inch MacBook.

RIP, 11-inch MacBook Air

Whilst the 13-inch MacBook Air stays on sale for $999 — for now — the 11-inch type has been formally discontinued. iMore's Serenity Caldwell wrote an ode to her poor laptop in different places. You'll be able to nonetheless pick out up the 11-inch Air from Apple's on-line refurbished retailer, however who is aware of for a way lengthy.

What do you assume?

Are you mourning the lack of the #MacBookAir? Or are you excited to get your arms on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro? Tell us your ideas in the feedback beneath!


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