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 M2||MacBook Air M2|
|Dimensions||0.61 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)
|Display||13.3-inch IPS LCD|
|13.6-inch Liquid Retina Display|
500 nits brightness
|Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels|
2560x 1664 pixels
1 billion colors
8 core CPU
up to 10 core GPU
Up to 10-cores GPU
|Storage||256/512GB, 1/2TB||256GB/512GB/1TB & 2TB|
|Ports||2x USB 4|
1x Headphone Jack
Mag safe charging
3.5 headphones, (high-impedance support)
|Connectivity||Wi-fi 6,Bluetooth 5.0||Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Battery||58.2 watt-hour||52.6 watt-hour|
|Battery Life||Up to 20 hours of video playback||Up to 18 hours of video playback|
|Charging||67W||30W (8-core GPU)|
35W (10-core GPU)
|Color||Silver and Space Grey||Silver, Starlight, Space Gray, Midnight|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 5||MacBook Pro M2||MacBook Air M2|
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.
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