MacBook Air vs MacBook comparison

Apple introduced new MacBook Airs and a completely new MacBook with a Retina display on 9 March. This new MacBook came as a bit of a surprise because everyone thought that it was the MacBook Air that would be getting the retina display, while Apple instead resurrected the old MacBook and redesigned it with a smaller, thinner case, and made it available in iPhone-like gold, silver and space grey finishes.

The new MacBook is both smaller and lighter than the once “light as air” MacBook Air, which begs the question: what is the best lightweight laptop from Apple?

New MacBooks

In this article we will weigh up the pros and cons for both models, and look at the best upgrade options, and some alternatives that might suit your needs better.

Note: we have not been able to fully test a MacBook yet and are currently running tests on the MacBook Air, so will update this comparison review as we get more information.