Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs Apple MacBook Air: What's the difference?

The Mac upgrades are Apple's first to the MacBook Pro since the computer was revamped last fall with a slimmer design and the Touch Bar touchscreen strip on the keyboard.

This new MacBook Pro keeps the slimmer design that Apple introduced a year ago, offers good battery life and on most models you get Touch ID and the new Touch Bar for fast access to some controls. Meanwhile, the new iPad Pro has only an Apple proprietary Lightning port and a 3.5mm audio jack. Surface Pro fans, on the other hand, would never buy an Apple iPad. While you can turn this feature off, the automatic replies it offers will prompt a lot of people to use it, and this fix will save lives. - While Apple uses actors within the commercial, all the tweets shown are real tweets shared on Twitter during late 2016 and early 2017. Even so, with a 2.3GHz dual core i5 processor, it's anything but basic. The most unbelievable part about it is the colors and the vibrancy, especially if things are going to be viewed on screen, if they're for websites and online content like Instagram, then there's no loss like when you have to scan something.

Most of the products announced by Apple have been pitched squarely at the professional end of the market. Its SSD is also 50 percent faster compared to its predecessor. It is a multi-function design that can be used while performing four basic functions over the iPad Pro - Typing, Viewing, FaceTime, and Reading. There's also a better entry level price on the 13-inch MacBook Pro, that start at $1,299 now.

The latest iPad Pro offers a brand new 10.5-inch display that is 20% larger than the previous iPad Pro's 9.7-inch screen.

The MacBook Pro 13-inch base model weighs 1.37kg and measures 304.1 x 212.4 x 149mm, while the MacBook Air weighs 1.35kg and measures 325 x 227mm with a tapered height from 33mm to 170mm. It's light, and powerful, and feels as though it were carved out of a block of metal.

The iMac Pro has a leg up in gaming, where these cards typically come into play the most, but that's not the target iMac Pro buyer. "But if the baseline screens aren't good enough, you can now upgrade to a 4K Retina display on the 21.5" iMac and a 5K Retina display on the 27" iMac.

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The iOS 11 will be all about subtle changes, some artificial intelligence and a very clear advantage for iPad Pro devices. Then there's Drag and Drop, which automatically opens two apps on the screen when swiped to opposite sides.

High Sierra promises several new features, including a heavy emphasis on virtual and augmented reality tools.

  • Arturo Norris