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Apple MacBook Air (2020) - M1 OC 7C GPU 8GB 256GB 13" vs. Apple MacBook Pro (2020) - M1 OC 8C GPU 8GB 256GB 13" + 5

Built-in microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.1
4.1
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Max Ethernet speed
Mobile broadband (WWAN)
No
No
No
No
No
No
NFC
No
No
No
No
No
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
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)
802.11a, 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
Mac
Mac
PC
PC
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Type of DisplayPort connector
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Mini
HDMI
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
HDMI version
Other connectors
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Thunderbolt
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Thunderbolt version
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A)
USB (total)
2 ​
2 ​
5 ​
2 ​
2 ​
3 ​
1 ​
USB version
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
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 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Colour
Silver, Grey, Gold
Silver, Grey
Black
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey, Gold
Grey
Black, Silver, Blue, Red
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
212.4 mm
212.4 mm
259.61 mm
212.4 mm
212.4 mm
199 mm
223.2 mm
Height
16.1 mm
15.6 mm
23.57 mm
15.6 mm
16.1 mm
17.25 mm
14.5 mm
Width
304.1 mm
304.1 mm
363.06 mm
304.1 mm
304.1 mm
268 mm
308 mm
Product weight
1.29 kg
1.4 kg
2.3 kg
1.4 kg
1.29 kg
1 kg
1.25 kg
Aspect ratio
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
3:2
Display technology
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
Backlight
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
Panel type
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
60Hz
144Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
Screen resolution
2560x1600
2560x1600
1920x1080
2560x1600
2560x1600
1366x768
2256x1504
Screen size
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
15.6 inches
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
11.6 inches
13.5 inches
Screen surface
Glossy
Matte
Glossy
Matte
Swivel screen
No
No
No
No
No
No
Touchscreen
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Touchscreen features
Multi touch
Eco labels
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
Built-in camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Features
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Fanless design, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard
Numeric keyboard
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Security
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Face scanner
Dedicated graphics memory
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Graphics memory
4 GB
Type of graphics memory
GDDR6
Graphics processor
Apple M1
Apple M1
GeForce GTX 1650
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel HD Graphics 500
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Brightness
400 cd/m²
500 cd/m²
300 cd/m²
500 cd/m²
400 cd/m²
Material (body/chassis)
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Plastic
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Aluminium
Free memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Maximum amount of memory
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB
16 GB
Memory slot
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Number of memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
RAM size
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB
16 GB
Type of memory
DDR4X
DDR4
DDR4X
DDR4
DDR3
Release year
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2018
2018
Pointing stick
No
No
No
No
No
No
Max battery life
15 h
17 h
17 h
15 h
10 h
14.5 h
Number of battery cells
2 ​
Processor core type
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
4 (Quad) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
2 (Dual) Core
4 (Quad) Core
Processor model
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel Core i5 10300H
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel Celeron N3350
Intel Core i7 8650U
Processor speed
3.2 GHz
2.5 GHz
3.2 GHz
1.1 GHz
1.9 GHz
32/64-bit OS
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
Operating system
Mac OS
Mac OS
Mac OS
Mac OS
Google Chrome OS
Windows 10 Home
Flash/SSD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flash/SSD size
256 GB
256 GB
256 GB
512 GB
512 GB
32 GB
512 GB
Protocol
NVMe
Type
SSD
SSD
SSD
SSD
SSD
eMMC
SSD
Number of SSDs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Hard drive (mechanical/hybrid)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Memory card reader
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Type of memory card
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No