Compare Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 vs Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016

Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016
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All Features
Only Differences
Rank Rank #1Rank #2  
Spec Score 
100 / 100
95 / 100
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
77VFM Score
77VFM Score
Screen Size
13.3 inch 13.3 inch   
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1600 pixels 1440 x 900 pixels   
Display Type
- -   
Screen Details
LED-backlit Display with IPS Technology LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen Display   
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
5257U -   
Processor Clock Speed
2.7GHz 1.6GHz   
Processor Details
Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz   
3MB shared L3 cache 3 MB   
8GB 8GB   
RAM Expandable Upto
- -   
RAM Type
Memory Slots
- 1   
RAM Frequency
1866MHz 1600MHz   
Storage Type
Storage Capacity
128GB 128GB   
Secondary Storage Capacity
- -   
Hard Drive RPM
- -   
Storage Interface
PCIe PCIe   
General Specs     
1.58 kg 1.35 kg   
Dimensions (mm)
12.35 x 8.62 x 0.70 12.8 x 8.94 x 2.96   
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   
Yes, 1 No   
No No   
Mini DisplayPort
Yes, 2 Yes, Thunderbolt 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 Iris Graphics 6100 Intel HD Graphics 6000   
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
74.9WHr Lithium Polymer Battery 54 WHr   
60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter with cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port 45 W   
Removable Battery
No No   
Battery Life (Upto)
10 hours 12 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 Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 vs Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016 Specs

Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016  
Screen Size 13.3 inch13.3 inch  
Processor Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)  
Storage Capacity 128GB128GB  

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

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016 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 & now 8GB RAM
The Bad
  • 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)
This page helps you compare Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 with Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016. When you see Apple Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 Vs Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 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 Retina MacBook Pro 13-inch 2015 stands against Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016 and which one you should buy. The prices for both these products were updated November 12, 2019.
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