Compare Apple Laptop Models 2017 Q2


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There are currently six different retail models of Apple laptops, consisting of twenty-five retail configurations to choose from: 

  • MacBook 12" (two retail models, three colors)

  • MacBook Air 13" (one retail model)

  • MacBook Air 13" retina (two retail models, three colors)

  • MacBook Pro 13" retina (two retail models, two colors)

  • MacBook Pro 13" retina Touch Bar (two retail models, two colors)

  • MacBook Pro 15" retina Touch Bar (two retail models, two colors)

Add to the above, the non-retail custom configurations of assorted memory, drive size and processor, and there are over a hundred variants to choose between.

Key criteria to consider:

  1. Performance.

  2. Size (laptop footprint when closed).

  3. Weight.

  4. Screen Size.

  5. Screen Quality (retina displays are far better).

  6. Battery life.

  7. Storage (many models cannot have larger drives put in later).

  8. RAM (many models cannot have more RAM added later).

  9. Ports/Connectivity/Expandability.

  10. Budget.

MacBook 12" (retina, USB-C).

  • $1,299 m3 1.2GHz/8GB/256GB to

  • $1,599 i5 1.3GHz/8GB/512GB

MacBook Air 13” (non-retina, USB-3, Thunderbolt 2)

  • $999 i5 1.8GHz/8GB 128GB

MacBook Air 13” retina (ThunderBolt 3, USB-C)

  • $1,199 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB

  • $1,399 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB

MacBook Pro 13" (non-Touch Bar, ThunderBolt 3, USB-C)

  • $1,299 i5 2.3GHz/8GB/128GB to

  • $1,499 i5 2.3GHz/8GB/256GB

MacBook Pro 13" (Touch Bar/Quad-core, ThunderBolt 3, USB-C)

  • $1,799 i5 2.3GHz/8GB/256GB to

  • $1,999 i5 2.3GHz/8GB/512GB

MacBook Pro 15" (Touch Bar/6-Core, ThunderBolt 3, USB-C)

  • $2,399 i7 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB to

  • $2,799 i7 2.6GHz/16GB/512GB

MB12ret2304x14402.03 lbs0.14"-0.52"11.04"7.74"10 hrs
MBA131440x9002.96 lbs0.11"-0.68"12.8"8.94"12 hrs
MBA13ret2560x11602.75 lbs0.11"-0.68"12.8"8.94"12 hrs
MBP13ret2560x11603.02 lbs0.59"11.97"8.36"10 hrs
MBP15ret2880x18004.02 lbs0.61"13.95"9.48"10 hrs