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      12-07-2020, 11:55 AM   #23
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So... any thoughts? They all got released recently... cannot decide between the Air or Pro... they seem so close in specs.
My 2015 i7 MBP took a dump, I had to buy a new one as it was beyond repair. Grabbed me a smaller M1 equipped MBP this time and it has been nothing shy of amazing. Two weeks in, zero bugs, zero issues and MY GAWD the battery life is staggering. I ran some benchmarks and the single core processing can't be beat. This is obviously the single most Important indicator. The only machines besting this out of box laptop are also 16 core gaming jams or 8 core i9 overclocked type units. that is impressive. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking.
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The biggest difference is literally the cooling fan!

MacBook Air doesn't have a cooling fan --- the irony isn't lost on me either.

MacBook Pro has a cooling fan which helps keep the processor runs cooler and helps processing output. So if you know you're going to be running Final Cut Pro and other processor hogs, you really don't have a choice.

But if you're not a power user, the Air is just about perfect.
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The biggest difference is literally the cooling fan!

MacBook Air doesn't have a cooling fan --- the irony isn't lost on me either.

MacBook Pro has a cooling fan which helps keep the processor runs cooler and helps processing output. So if you know you're going to be running Final Cut Pro and other processor hogs, you really don't have a choice.

But if you're not a power user, the Air is just about perfect.
I bought the 512 gb Air which comes with the 8 core processor like the Macbook pro... it's spectacular and cost $1249... $600 less than my mbp from 2015 and it blows it away in every way. Size is awesome, keyboard is awesome, battery is amazing and heat dissipation is incredible.
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Looking at the stellar M1 reviews really makes me wonder what Intel has been doing for so long. Apple Silicon/ARM processors aren't new but they seem like the rookie that's smoking the veterans with energy for overtime.
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The biggest difference is literally the cooling fan!

MacBook Air doesn't have a cooling fan --- the irony isn't lost on me either.

MacBook Pro has a cooling fan which helps keep the processor runs cooler and helps processing output. So if you know you're going to be running Final Cut Pro and other processor hogs, you really don't have a choice.

But if you're not a power user, the Air is just about perfect.
Linus Tech Tips just tested the batter between the Air and MBP and the MBP was significantly longer, I think 5-6 hours or something. Definitely makes the price difference better.
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