With new Macbook models coming out year-on-year, having increased speed, efficiency and power with each new release, it’s no wonder why so many people are tempted to cash in their old Mac and shop around for an upgrade.
Apple is famous for its ability to create sleek, stylish designs with intuitive operating systems and they are positioned firmly at the top of the leaderboard when it comes to laptop manufacturing.
In this article, we’ll compare two fan-favourites, discussing price, features and benefits.
Macbook Air (M1, 2020)
Price: Around £999 – £1249
Processor: Apple M1 chip. 8-core CPU with 4 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. 7-core GPU. 16-core Neural Engine.
Display: 13.3 inch (diagonal) display. 2560×1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch.
Memory: 8GB (configurable to 16GB.)
Storage: 258GB SSD (configurable to 512GB, 1TB or 2TB) or 512GB SSD (configurable to 1TB or 2TB.)
Battery: Up to 15 hours wireless web. Up to 18 hours Apple TV app movie playback.
Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera.
Being Apple’s newest model, the Macbook Air 2020 M1 comes packed full of features and improvements. Utilising the most sophisticated chip ever created by Apple, this computer boasts lightning-fast speeds, outperforming the best Windows alternatives.
It comes in three classic colours: gold, silver and space grey. The outward design of this device is characteristic of Apple, being sleek, futuristic and aesthetically pleasing. The display is also greatly improved compared to earlier models, with a crystal-clear retina display, 227 pixels per inch and supporting millions of colours.
In terms of battery, this Macbook contains the largest that can legally be carried on an aeroplane and will last up to 15 hours when used to surf the web and up to 18 when streaming movies on Apple TV.
For what you get, this product is certainly good value for money.
Macbook Pro (2015, 15 inch)
Price: Around £450 – £700
Processor: 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache.
Display: 15.4 inch (diagonal) display. 2280×1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch.
Memory: 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory.
Storage: 256GB PCIe-based flash storage (configurable to 512GB or 1TB flash storage.)
Battery: Up to 9 hours.
Camera: 720p FaceTime HD camera.
It may seem unfair to put the newest version against a relatively old version, but the 2015 Macbook Pro has stood the test of time, with some aficionados calling it the greatest Mac ever built.
The main difference between this model and later models is the fact that it predates Apple Silicon and, therefore, uses an older, slower processor.
This model is definitely suitable for the needs of the majority and the best part is, you can pick one of these up at a fairly low cost because they have been discontinued by Apple.
If you’re looking to sell a mac book, companies offer competitive prices, free collection and a data-destruction service. The outward design of this device is characteristic of Apple, being sleek, futuristic and aesthetically pleasing. The display is also greatly improved compared to earlier models, with a crystal-clear retina display, 227 pixels per inch and supporting millions of colours.