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Macbook Air 2018 vs Macbook Pro 2017 Base Version | Which is Best?

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Apple now really messing up with there product line-up just today Apple introduced there latest MacBook Air 2018 with all new fresh design and updated specs. But now the biggest problem is that will you go for all new latest MacBook Air or MacBook Pro 2017 base version.

In India Macbook Air 2018 Starts from 1,14,000 Rupees and on the other hand, MacBook Pro 2017 starts at a lower price of 1,04,000 for 128GB Edition and with some cashback and discount it can go as down as 85,000 Rupees which makes MacBook Pro 2017 is much better and affordable choice for Pro users.

MacBook Air 2018 vs MacBook Pro 2017 Base Version Comparison

Which should you buy there is a lot of confusion in buyers mind which one offers better value to there hard earned money.

 

MacBook Air 2018 at a glance first looks like a better choice but if you compare price then MacBook Pro 2017 base version makes much more sense.

Specification Comparision between MacBook Air 2018 vs MacBook Pro 2017

 

MacBook Air 2018 MacBook Pro 2017
Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) 1.6GHz Dual-core processor Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 2.36GHz Dual-core processor Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
8GB RAM 8GB
Retina Display with Brighness upto 300 nits Retina Display with Brighness upto 500 nits
128GB SSD 128GB SSD
Butterfly Keyboard (3rd Gen) and Fully Butterfly Keyboard (2nd Gen)
Intel UHD Graphics 617 Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
50.3 watt-hour battery 54.5-watt-hour battery
30W USB-C Power Adapter 61W USB-C Power Adapter
Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Force Touch Trackpad Force Touch Trackpad
Touch ID No Touch ID

If you compare specs then is one more thing which I forget to mention in specs is T2 Security Chip which I thought is a gimmicky feature apart from use in touch ID.

My Opinion

If you look at specs there is not much difference and Processor and Graphics on MacBook Pro is better then Air for Professional work and Even Display is much bright and better for color accuracy.

I knew some of you guys thought Air has better 3rd gen Butterfly Keys and More advanced security and better battery life and that’s true but if you compare price to value ratio then Right Now you can Buy MacBook Pro 13 at 94,000 Rupees which is 20,000 less then Air and if you buy in festive season then you can also get 10,000 more off.

I bought MacBook Pro on 28th October for 94,999 Plus 10,000 Off with ICICI Debit card. So, I got MacBook Pro for 85,000 Net. Which makes MacBook Pro 13 Base Edition much more value for money produce then MacBook Air 2018 in India.

So, What you think let me know in the comments section below and by paying less you are getting Pro name what you want more. Do Share this article with your friends and family who are confused between MacBook air and pro.

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