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Compare Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/4GB/256GB/Mac OS X) vs Apple MacBook 2016

 
Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/4GB/256GB/Mac OS X)
Apple MacBook 2016
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Rank Rank #1Rank #2  
Spec Score 
100 / 100
91 / 100
  
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
 
73VFM Score
70VFM Score
  
Display     
Screen Size
11.6 inch 12 inch   
Screen Resolution
1366 x 768 pixels 2304 x 1440 pixels   
Pixel Density
- -   
Display Type
- -   
Screen Details
LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen Display LED-backlit Display with IPS Technology   
Refresh Rate
- -   
Touchscreen
No No   
Webcam Resolution
- -   
2 in 1 Laptop (Convertible)
No No   
Webcam
Yes, 0.9 MP Yes, 0.3 MP   
Video Recording
- -   
Secondary Camera
- -   
Processor     
Processor Brand
Intel Intel   
Chipset
- -   
Processor Name
- -   
Processor
Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) Intel Core M   
Processor Model
5250U M3   
Processor Clock Speed
1.6GHz 1.1GHz   
Processor Details
Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz   
Cache
3MB shared L3 cache 4 MB   
Memory     
RAM
4GB 8GB   
RAM Expandable Upto
- -   
RAM Type
DDR3L DDR3   
Memory Slots
- 1   
RAM Frequency
1600MHz 1866MHz   
Storage     
Storage Type
SSD SSD   
HDD Capacity
- -   
SSD Capacity
256GB SSD 256GB SSD   
Hard Drive RPM
- -   
Storage Interface
PCIe PCIe   
General Specs     
Weight
1.08 kg 0.92 kg   
Dimensions (mm)
11.8 x 7.56 x 2.38 11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14   
Colour
Silver Space Gray   
Warranty
1 Year 1 Year   
Warranty Type
International, Carry in International, Carry in   
Warranty Details
AppleCare 2 Year Extended Warranty at extra cost AppleCare 2 Year Extended Warranty at extra cost   
Sales Package
- -   
Lockport
- -   
Ports and Slots     
USB 2.0
No No   
USB 3.0
Yes, 2 No   
USB 3.1
No No   
HDMI
No No   
VGA
No No   
Mini DisplayPort
Yes, 1 No   
RJ45 LAN (Ethernet)
No No   
Media Card Support
- -   
Optical Drive
No No   
USB Type C
No Yes, 1, Multi-port for Charging, Video and Data. HDMI, VGA Adapters Sold Separately   
Micro USB
No No   
Graphics     
Graphics Processor
Intel HD Graphics 6000 Intel HD Graphics 515   
Dedicated Graphics Memory
- -   
Graphics Memory Type
- -   
Audio     
Input
Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack   
Speakers
Stereo speakers Stereo Speakers   
Technologies
- -   
Wireless Connectivity     
Bluetooth
Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0   
WiFi
Yes, IEEE 802.11ac Yes, IEEE 802.11a/c/g/n   
SIM Card Slot
No No   
Power     
Battery Capacity
38 WHr Lithium Polymer Battery 41.4 WHr   
Adapter
45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port 29 W   
Removable Battery
No No   
Battery Life (Upto)
10 hours 10 hours   
Battery Cell
- -   
Battery Type
- -   
Input     
Pointer Input
Trackpad Trackpad   
Keyboard
Backlit, QWERTY Backlit, QWERTY   
Fingerprint Scanner
No No   
Platform     
Operating System
Mac OS X Mac OS X   
OS Version
Mac OS X El Capitan Mac OS X El Capitan   

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/4GB/256GB/Mac OS X) vs Apple MacBook 2016 Specs

Specs
Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/4GB/256GB/Mac OS X)Apple MacBook 2016  
Screen Size 11.6 inch12 inch  
Processor Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)Intel Core M  
RAM 4GB8GB  
HDD Capacity   

Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/4GB/256GB/Mac OS X) Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Thin, portable computer weighing less than 1kg
  • Long battery life of up to 9 hours
  • Sturdy, premium aluminum finish
  • Relatively large, multi-gesture trackpad, even for a computer this small
  • Fast enough for everyday tasks thanks to the SSD
The Bad
  • 4GB of non-expandable RAM can cause slowdown with heavy apps
  • Aluminium prone to heating during intensive use
  • Due to SSD, storage is comparatively limited
  • Expensive warranty upgrades, repairs & accessories like chargers
  • Need to buy an adapter to connect to TV (HDMI) or projector (VGA)

Apple MacBook 2016 Pros & Cons

The Good
  • A little better real-world performance than the previous generation MacBook
  • Extremely portable thanks to its thinness and weight of under 1kg
  • Premium aluminum build, now with four colour options (Rose Gold)
  • Crisp, high-resolution Retina Display & Long battery life considering size
  • Large, multi-gesture, pressure-sensitive Force Touch trackpad
The Bad
  • Only one USB Type C port for any kind of connectivity, that's used for charging also
  • Low travel of the keyboard may not appeal everybody
  • Powerful enough for basic computing, but nothing more
  • Low-resolution 0.3MP camera
  • Need to buy adaptors to even use USB, after-sales service & accessories expensive
This page helps you compare Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/4GB/256GB/Mac OS X) with Apple MacBook 2016. When you see Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/4GB/256GB/Mac OS X) Vs Apple MacBook 2016 comparison on Pricebaba, watch-out for the specifications of these phones and also the VFM score. With Pricebaba’s Value For Money Score, you can know how Apple MacBook Air 11-inch 2015 (Core i5 5th Gen/4GB/256GB/Mac OS X) stands against Apple MacBook 2016 and which one you should buy. The prices for both these products were updated June 3, 2020.
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