2015 MacBooks Are Out: A Lid Size Comparison

By | June 5, 2015

Apple recently unveiled their new 2015 MacBook, so now the company’s lineup includes MacBooks Air notebooks at 11” and 13”, and MacBook Pro with Retina Display at both 13” and 15”. In this article, we will take a look and compare the 2015 MacBooks.

First, let’s take a look at the Dimensions of the 2015 MacBooks Airs:

  • The 11″ is 192mm high, 300mm wide and 17mm thick
  • The 12” is 197mm high, 281mm wide and 13.1m thick
  • The 13″ is 227mm high, 315mm wide and 17mm thick
  • The 13″ Pro with Retina Display is 219mm high, 314mm wide and 18mm thick

The 11” MacBook is the slimmest of the bunch and the 13” MacBook Pro with Retina Display is the most powerful and will sit a little lower than the 13 MacBook Air. It will be interesting to see how well the 11” MacBooks will sell, but we’re not expecting them to sell as well as the other notebooks on this list.

Additional Features

There are no big surprises when making a visual comparison. You’ll notice the 13″ MacBook Air has more height than the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The 13” MacBook Pro with Retina Display seems like the big winner and if you buy a refurbished model, you’ll get a more powerful notebook, with great portability and a crisp, sharp display for less than the cost of a brand new MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display also gives you up to 10 hours battery life, about 1 terabyte of flash storage, and 4 million pixels, at a very compact weight under 4 pounds. With 4 million pictures, which is about 2 million more than HDTV, not only are the images super sharp, but so is the text. Text with this kind of clarity simulates reading documents from printed matter.

The trackpad has “Force Touch,” and haptic feedback, which adds sensors that can detect differences in how much pressure you apply to the trackpad, and so it allows you to apply varying degrees of pressure for additional functionality and the ability to feel what’s going on too.

Take a look at the 13” MacBook Pro with Retina Display and we’re sure you’ll be impressed too.


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