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Apple MacBook Pro (2020) - M1 OC 8C GPU 8GB 256GB 13" vs. Apple MacBook Air (2020) - M1 OC 8C GPU 8GB 512GB 13" + 3

Built-in microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.2
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
No
No
No
No
No
Mobile broadband (WWAN)
No
No
No
No
No
NFC
No
No
No
No
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Adaptive-Sync Technology
Platform
Mac
Mac
PC
PC
PC
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Type of DisplayPort connector
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
HDMI
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
Other connectors
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Thunderbolt
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Thunderbolt version
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A)
USB (total)
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
4 ​
2 ​
USB version
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Colour
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey, Gold
Silver, Blue, Grey
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
212.4 mm
212.4 mm
223 mm
229.9 mm
205 mm
Height
15.6 mm
16.1 mm
14.51 mm
16.9 mm
18.4 mm
Width
304.1 mm
304.1 mm
308 mm
357.8 mm
286 mm
Product weight
1.4 kg
1.29 kg
1.25 kg
1.53 kg
1.2 kg
Aspect ratio
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
3:2
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
Display technology
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
Backlight
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
Panel type
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
Screen resolution
2560x1600
2560x1600
2256x1504
1920x1080
1366x768
Screen size
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
13.5 inches
15.6 inches
11.6 inches
Screen surface
Glossy
Glossy
Swivel screen
No
No
No
No
No
Touchscreen
No
No
Yes
No
No
Touchscreen features
Multi touch, Active Digitizer (support for stylus pen)
Eco labels
EnergyStar
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
Built-in camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Features
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard
USB Power Delivery (PD)
Numeric keyboard
No
No
No
No
No
Security
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Face scanner
Fingerprint reader
Dedicated graphics memory
No
No
No
No
No
Graphics processor
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
Radeon RX Vega 8
Intel HD Graphics 400
Brightness
500 cd/m²
400 cd/m²
Material (body/chassis)
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Aluminium
Plastic
Free memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Maximum amount of memory
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB
Memory slot
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Number of memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
RAM size
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB
Type of memory
DDR4X
DDR4
DDR4
DDR3
Release year
2020
2020
2019
2020
2017
Pointing stick
No
No
No
No
No
Max battery life
17 h
15 h
11.5 h
6.5 h
13 h
Number of battery cells
4 ​
2 ​
Processor core type
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
2 (Dual) Core
Processor model
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel Core i5 1035G7
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
Intel Celeron N3060
Processor speed
3.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
2.1 GHz
1.6 GHz
32/64-bit OS
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
Operating system
Mac OS
Mac OS
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home
Google Chrome OS
Flash/SSD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flash/SSD size
256 GB
512 GB
128 GB
256 GB
16 GB
Protocol
NVMe
Type
SSD
SSD
SSD
SSD
eMMC
Number of SSDs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Hard drive (mechanical/hybrid)
No
No
No
No
No
Memory card reader
No
No
No
No
Yes
Type of memory card
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
No