MacBook 2017 vs MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air – What’s the best Apple laptop, which to buy? –

The notebook tapers to a jaw-dropping 0.35cm (0.14inches) at the svelte end of its wedge design.

For comparison, that’s about half the thickness of an iPhone 7.

Unfortunately, this svelte design does restrict the amount of power packed into this lil’ laptop.

MacBook boasts 10-hour battery life, the same as the 13-inch MacBook Pro, but not quite the all-day capabilities of the MacBook Air.

And when you need to charge this new laptop, you will have to do it over USB-C.

The MacBook only boasts one port to charge and connect accessories. Thankfully, that port is USB Type-C.

This new reversible one-size-fits-all port is fast becoming a universal standard for modern laptops, tablets and smartphones.

However, the decision to only include one port means you cannot charge the laptop while its connected to another device – like an iPhone.

Most of the time, it’s not a problem. But we’ve had a few near misses while waiting for a back-up to an external hard drive to finish with a dangerously low amount of battery.

Apple prides itself on its refined industrial design – and it’s worth saying that the MacBook is easily the best-looking laptop to ever leave Sir Jony Ive’s studio.

When Apple Vice President Phil Schiller unveiled the company’s razor-thin netbook to rapturous applause back in March 2015, he told the whooping crowd that they were experiencing “hashtag MacBook lust.”

And it is difficult not to ogle at the razor-thin shell, svelte bezels and stunning Retina display.

MacBook is also the only netbook to ship in four colours, mirroring the iPhone 6S lineup with a choice of Rose Gold, Space Grey, Silver and Gold.

MacBook Pro (Without Touch Bar From £1,249, With Touch Bar From £1,749)

  • 13-Inch Retina Display
  • Most Powerful MacBook On Sale
  • USB Type-C and 3.5mm Headphone Port
  • Large ForceTouch Trackpad
  • Second-Generation Butterfly Keyboard
  • Some Models Ship With Touch Bar


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