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MacBook Pro 13 M2 vs MacBook Air M2 Comparison

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Apple announced the two MacBook Pro 13 M2 and MacBook Air M2 a few months ago whereas now these MacBooks are also now available in Nepal. Both MacBooks pack the same M2 chipset but have vast differences in the specification and features. Therefore In this article, we will compare these Macbooks with their similarities and differences.

MacBook Pro 13 M2 vs MacBook Air M2 Comparison

MacBook Pro 13 M2MacBook Air M2
Dimensions0.61 x 11.97 x 8.39 inches
(H x W x D)
0.44 x 11.97 x 8.46 inches
(H x W x D)
Weight1.4Kg1.24Kg
Display13.3-inch IPS LCD
500 nits
13.6-inch Liquid Retina Display
500 nits brightness 
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels
2560x 1664 pixels
224PPI
1 billion colors
ChipsetM2
8 core CPU
up to 10 core GPU
M2
8-core CPU
Up to 10-cores GPU
RAM8/16/24GB8GB/16GB/24GB
Storage256/512GB, 1/2TB256GB/512GB/1TB & 2TB
Ports2x USB 4
(Thunderbolt 3),
1x Headphone Jack
Two Thunderbolt
Mag safe charging
3.5 headphones, (high-impedance support)
Camera720P1080P HD 
ConnectivityWi-fi 6,Bluetooth 5.0Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
Battery58.2 watt-hour52.6 watt-hour
Battery LifeUp to 20 hours of video playback Up to 18 hours of video playback 
Charging67W30W (8-core GPU)
35W (10-core GPU)
ColorSilver and Space GreySilver, Starlight, Space Gray, Midnight

Design

First talking about the design of the MacBook, Pro M2 gets the same old design as the previous MacBook Pro 13 with no change at all in the design. Whereas the MacBook Air M2 gets a complete redesign from its previous predecessor MacBook Air M1.

Macbook M2 Air vs M2 Pro

Comparing MacBook Pro 13 M2 to MacBook Air M2 the Pro is slightly thicker at 0.61 inches while the MacBook Air M2 comes at 0.44-inch thickness this could be the cause of the in-built fan on the Pro version.

Display

Moreover, the display of the MacBook is where we can see a major improvement. The MacBook Pro 13 has the same old display with a thick Bessel as the previous MacBook Pro while the MacBook Air M2 gets a completely new display with a notch at the top and also has a slimmer Bessel. Therefore the M2 Air is able to feature a 13.6-inch display of the same dimensions.

Macbook M2 Air vs M2 Pro

Furthermore, the M2 Air features a 13.6-inch liquid retina display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,664 pixels and a peak brightness of 500 nits. While the MacBook Pro has a 13.3-inch Retina display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and a gets a peak brightness of 500 nits.

Performance

Talking about the performance of the two MacBooks both feature the same M2 chipset with the same amount of CPU cores and GPU cores. Whereas the difference between these two laptops in terms of performance is distinguished by a fan-less and a built fan in the Mac-Book.

Geekbench 5MacBook Pro M2MacBook Air M2
Single1,8981,932
multicore8,9118,919
Credit: tomsguide.com

Moreover, on to the benchmark, We have listed a table from Tom’s guide which shows the score of the MacBook on Geekbench 5. Here they have tested the high-end variant of the MacBook Air M2 with 8 core CPU and 10 Core GPU with MacBook, Pro M2 features the same 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU.

As per the table, the MacBook M2 Air has a slight edge over the performance of the MacBook Pro but due to the active cooling system on the M2 Pro model, it’s likely to handle the intensive tasks better such as video encoding and editing in the long run.

Battery & Charging

The MacBook M2 Pro features a slightly larger battery at 58.2 Watt-hour whereas the MacBook M2 Air gets a battery capacity of 52.6 Watt-hour. Similarly talking about the battery life of the Mac book the M2 Pro can last up to 20 hours playing videos while the slightly lower battery capacity M2 Air can last up to 18 hours on video playback.

Addtionally the MacBook M2 Pro gets a standard USB -C charger with 67W while the Mac Book M2 Air gets a Mag-safe power port/ type-C for charging the device whereas the M2 Air gets a 30W charger on the 8-core GPU option and 35W Charger on the 10 Core GPU option.

BTW what do you think about the comparison between MacBook M2 Air and MacBook M2 Pro? Comment below.

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