MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air: Which Apple laptop is right for you?

MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air
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MacBook Pro vs MacBook Air: which one will best suit your needs for creative work? They have many similar strengths, including super-fast speeds, a big focus on usability and great battery life. The Pro costs about $100 more than the Air, though. So is the Pro worth the extra cost, or should you opt for the cheaper Air? In this article, we'll give you the info you need to decide.

Just to be clear, we're talking about the very latest models: the MacBook Air (2022) and MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022), both of which come with the updated M2 chip. Both devices work with the Magic Keyboard, but there are also nuances that can make a big difference when it comes to creative work. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects. 

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