2020 MacBook Air vs 2019 13” Pro – Best Budget MacBook?


With a Quad-Core i5 and new keyboard is the 2020 Air now the best MacBook for most?
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Apple’s 2020 13″ MacBook Air has just been released, and it offers a pretty impressive value for the cash!

It’s actually $100 cheaper this year while having double the storage!

And for $100 more, you can upgrade to a quad-core i5 processor which packs a decent amount of performance.

We’re going to compare basically everything about the new Air to the base $1300 13″ MacBook Pro from last year.

They’re both packing quad-core processors, but there may be a better cooling system on the Pro. Watch this video to find out!

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  1. Check out our 2020 MacBook Air Buyer's Guide ➡ https://youtu.be/C0dPQ1aRaO0
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  2. Now my question is this (and consider i’m buying laptop for music production and a little bit graphic design):
    On the left corner for 1300$ i have the base 2019 macbook pro; quad i5; 8 ram; 128gb
    On the right corner, for the same price, i have 10th gen quad i5; 16gb of ram, 256 gb and scissor keyboard for 2020 Air

    Which mackbook to choose? will Pro over perform still the Air when it comes to heavy duty, or for 1300$ macbook air is a smarter choice to get?
    PS i need a notebook now, i cant wait till new MBP is out

  3. You're comparing frequency as a measure of performance. While on desktop CPUs it's pretty logical, on laptops, you should compare TDP (in Watts)

    For integrated graphics, you need to compare the number of CUs (compute units). They may have the same Iris cores, but not the same number.

    Also please mention the CPU specific name or at least what series (U, Y, M or H-series for example) otherwise the review is very lackluster in performance department.

    Otherwise keep up the good work.

  4. Im about to buy one. Can you guys recommend which one is suitable for me. Im learning economics and I may install windows10 to play tft. Thks very much

  5. I think a better video than this one, is compare the upcoming MacBook Pro, a comparison between those two would be interesting, and figure out the best value budget MacBook

  6. I must say, this has been the most helpful channel to me
    And the most complete one
    The way you do the reviews of the Apple products, for example, is just spot on, and the comparisons are really helpful
    This past year I’ve become a real fan of this channel
    Keep up with the great work!

  7. thank you! this is the video I've been looking for since the new Air came out. I recently purchased the 2019 base model MacBook Pro and have been having thoughts on returning it and getting the new Air. Also, I didn't have time to wait for the new MacBook Pro to come out because I need a new laptop for work. Think I'll keep my MBP. Hopefully the keyboard won't let me down years down the road.

  8. My evaluation of the cameras is that you need to light the studio properly before testing the webcams. (Pro was slightly better with that lighting mess, tho.)

  9. Uhm. You might wanna show the weight in KG too since your subscribers are from other countries other than the US too 😂

  10. All comparisons with thermal problems should have an AC unit right next to it to see how powerful they can get 😛 especially compared with MBP

  11. Why does everyone do these tests with the MacBook unplugged? A hot battery running at max current will get HOT. Which will make the laptop hotter, which in turn will make the MacBook slower. Also the MacBook might need more power, but it can't get it from the battery alone, especially if the battery is say, 40% full. JUST PLUG THE THING IN AND DO THE TESTS as well.


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