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Compare Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2015 vs Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015

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Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2015
Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015
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Rank Rank #2Rank #1  
Spec Score 
91 / 100
100 / 100
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
75Value For Money
77Value For Money
Screen Size
13.3 inch 13.3 inch   
Screen Resolution
1440 x 900 pixels 2560 x 1600 pixels   
Display Type
- -   
Screen Details
LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen Display LED-backlit Display with IPS Technology   
No No   
Webcam MP
- -   
2 in 1 Laptop (Convertible)
No No   
Yes, 0.9 MP Yes, 0.9 MP   
Video Recording
- -   
Secondary Camera
- -   
Processor Brand
Intel Intel   
- -   
Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)   
Processor Model
5250U 5257U   
Processor Clock Speed
1.6GHz 2.7GHz   
Processor Details
Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz   
3MB shared L3 cache 3MB shared L3 cache   
4GB 8GB   
RAM Expandable Upto
- -   
RAM Type
Memory Slots
- -   
RAM Frequency
1600MHz 1866MHz   
Storage Type
Storage Capacity
128GB 128GB   
Secondary Storage Capacity
- -   
Hard Drive RPM
- -   
Storage Interface
PCIe PCIe   
General Specs     
1.35 kg 1.58 kg   
Dimensions (mm)
12.8 x 8.94 x 2.96 12.35 x 8.62 x 0.70   
Silver Silver   
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
- -   
- -   
Ports and Slots     
USB 2.0
No No   
USB 3.0
Yes, 2 Yes, 2   
USB 3.1
No No   
No Yes, 1   
No No   
Mini DisplayPort
Yes, 1 Yes, 2   
RJ45 LAN (Ethernet)
No No   
Media Card Support
Optical Drive
No No   
USB Type C
No No   
Micro USB
No No   
Graphics Processor
Intel HD Graphics 6000 Intel Iris Graphics 6100   
Dedicated Graphics Memory
- -   
Graphics Memory Type
- -   
Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack   
Stereo Speakers Stereo Speakers   
- -   
Wireless Connectivity     
Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0   
Yes, IEEE 802.11ac Yes, IEEE 802.11ac   
SIM Card Slot
No No   
Battery Capacity
54 WHr Lithium Polymer Battery 74.9WHr Lithium Polymer Battery   
45W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management; MagSafe 2 power port 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port   
Removable Battery
No No   
Battery Life (Upto)
10 hours 10 hours   
Battery Cell
- -   
Battery Type
- -   
Pointer Input
Trackpad Trackpad   
Backlit, QWERTY Backlit, QWERTY   
Fingerprint Scanner
No No   
Operating System
Mac OS X Mac OS X   
OS Version
Mac OS X El Capitan Mac OS X El Capitan   

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2015 vs Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 Specs

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2015Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015  
Screen Size 13.3 inch13.3 inch  
Processor Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)  
Storage Capacity 128GB128GB  

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2015 Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Thin and lightweight 13-inch computer at 1.3 kg
  • Incredibly long battery life of up to 12 hours
  • Sturdy, premium aluminum finish
  • Large, multi-gesture trackpad
  • 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 usage
  • 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 Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Premium and sturdy aluminum build, considerably light at 1.58kg
  • Beautiful 2560 x 1600 pixel Retina display, loud speakers
  • Fast performance thanks to chipset, SSD & 8GB of RAM. Long battery life
  • Large, gesture friendly, pressure sensitive Force Touch trackpad
  • Ample ports including HDMI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt
The Bad
  • Only 128GB storage & no dedicated graphics, considering it's a 'Pro' machine
  • Expensive after sales service, warranty upgradation and accessories
  • Aluminum prone to heating upon heavy usage, scratches are more apparent
  • Dust collects easily under the exhaust right below the display, hard to clean
  • No legacy connectors like an RJ-45 LAN or an optical drive
This page helps you compare Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2015 with Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015. When you see Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2015 Vs Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 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 13-inch 2015 stands against Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 and which one you should buy. The prices for both these products were updated October 16, 2018.
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