If you’re a die-hard Apple fan, you’re probably going to have to field a few debates about the virtues of the MacBook Pro laptop as compared to the MacBook Air series. Even if you aren’t, the question might instead be one of “Is a MacBook Pro laptop worth the money?”
It depends on how you’re going to use the computer and what your expectations are, but when Apple released the MacBook Pro in 2006, it made waves. It was lightweight and durable and contained an IntelⓇ CoreTM Duo Processor, built-in iSightTM camera,, MagSafeTM magnetic power connectors, and much more.
Even today, more than 15 years after the initial release of the MacBook Pro, the current generation of Apple MacBook Pro models remains popular - but you don’t need to buy a new model to enjoy speed, power, portability, and more. Check out some of our best reasons to upgrade your current laptop to a MacBook Pro.
1. Speed and Power
If you’re looking for a fast, powerful laptop that is still lightweight, highly portable and durable, a MacBook Pro laptop will serve you well.
Obviously, the speed and power of the laptop will vary according to the processor, and the 13, 15, and 16 inch MacBook pros come with a few different options. Nonetheless, they get high marks for processing power and speed. Many of our 13 inch MacBook Pro models come with either 2.0GHz Core i5 or 2.7GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost functionality. If you’re looking for even greater speeds, consider a 16-inch model with a 2.6GHz six-core i7 processor.
2. Bright, Sharp, Colorful Retina display
MacBook Pros have always been well-received for their excellent graphics and crisp, bright, colorful displays, but the newer generations of MacBook Pros feature what is known as True Tone technology. This proprietary technology actually adjusts the white balance of the display in accordance with the color temperature of the ambient lighting, creating a more enjoyable user experience, especially when viewing at night, or for those that spend all day staring at a screen.
3. Superior Battery Life
No matter how you go about it, the MacBook Pro line of Apple laptops has superior battery life, outperforming lighter-hitters like the MacBook Air.
Depending on the size of the MacBook Pro, and how you use it, you may be able to enjoy over 12 hours of battery life from a full charge, for web browsing purposes. For many years, a MacBook Pro in good condition will take them through a full day of work or classes without needing a charge.
4. More Local Storage
Fans of the MacBook Pro also point out that these laptops offer more local storage than many other laptops - notably, more than the MacBook Air series.
Again, it depends on your choice of a specific model, but here at Mac of All Trades, we have 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops in stock that have 1.0TB PCle-based onboard flash storage.
5. More Ports
Some laptop users - even Apple fans - have been quick to lament the dearth of ports in their computers. If you need the space, the MacBook Air may not be the best choice, as they typically come with only 3 Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports.
The MacBook Pro is available in several different configurations, but it comes with up to five Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports. If you need more, you can expand with an adapter.
6. Great Speakers
MacBook Pros are well known for their audio systems and quality, which doesn’t distort or sound off, even at high volumes. There are a few different options available, but the 13-inch commonly comes with stereo speakers whereas the 16-inch model comes with a six-speaker array - both the 13 and 16-inch models feature Dolby Atmos support.
7. Still Gets High Marks for Low Weight and Portability
Finally, these laptops are still lightweight. For all that extra power and speed, you don’t have to part with portability. Many MacBook Air laptops come in at just under 3 pounds. For their pair, most MacBook Pro laptops tip the scales between 3 and 4.3 pounds - still under 5 pounds, even for the larger, heavier 16-inch models.
If you’re still seriously considering buying a MacBook Pro laptop, either to upgrade your current laptop or instead of a MacBook Air, give some serious consideration to a pre-owned model.
All of the Apple products that come through our doors are extensively tested for quality assurance to ensure that all parts and controls are functional. We then upload a new OS on each device and repackage them.
We also protect our used Apple devices with a generous one-year warranty and offer free shipping as well. As we say, it’s better than new, especially since you’ll probably save some money on the purchase as well.
Get in touch with us at 800-581-8987 if you have any additional questions about any of our MacBook Pro laptops for sale - and if you have any used Apple products you’d like to convert into cash to help fund the new purchase, visit MacMeanOffer.com!
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Here at Mac of All Trades, we carry a great variety of Apple products that have been carefully refurbished so you always enjoy that unique Apple experience. If you want to buy a MacBook Air that you can rely on for years, we have exactly what you need.
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