2020 MacBook Air vs 2019 13” Pro – Best Budget MacBook?


With a Quad-Core i5 and new keyboard is the 2020 Air now the best MacBook for most?
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Apple’s 2020 13″ MacBook Air has just been released, and it offers a pretty impressive value for the cash!

It’s actually $100 cheaper this year while having double the storage!

And for $100 more, you can upgrade to a quad-core i5 processor which packs a decent amount of performance.

We’re going to compare basically everything about the new Air to the base $1300 13″ MacBook Pro from last year.

They’re both packing quad-core processors, but there may be a better cooling system on the Pro. Watch this video to find out!

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  1. Check out our 2020 MacBook Air Buyer's Guide ➡ https://youtu.be/C0dPQ1aRaO0
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  2. All comparisons with thermal problems should have an AC unit right next to it to see how powerful they can get 😛 especially compared with MBP

  3. Why does everyone do these tests with the MacBook unplugged? A hot battery running at max current will get HOT. Which will make the laptop hotter, which in turn will make the MacBook slower. Also the MacBook might need more power, but it can't get it from the battery alone, especially if the battery is say, 40% full. JUST PLUG THE THING IN AND DO THE TESTS as well.

  4. Thanks for the video! One question though. Where's the link to the 2020 MacBook Air test for 1080p video editing? You said it would be in the description but I couldn't find it…

  5. I think its not a fair comparison, since the config of the MacBook Pro Air you used isn’t the base model.

  6. Hi Max! Greetings from Portugal 🇵🇹 I Love to watch your vídeos! Always learning! Can you help me? I’m thinking to buy MacBook Air 2020 base model and just upgrade it to i7 processor. Do you think is a good choice to run some Photoshop or lightroom editing, casual 1080p vídeo editing on iMovie and some html and css3 web design? Thank you!

  7. Everyone talking about 14' mbp, when does that even come out, and is it even confirmed? I need a new laptop because my Dell XPS 13 is dying on me and need a replacement within the next 6 months or I wont have a laptop.

  8. Is the new MacBook Air with 8GB ram sufficient for (not so heavy) adobe software useage (mainly photoshop, illustrator, indesign and xd)? Or a 16GB upgrade is better? Side note: Prefer to get a MacBook Air due to MacBook Pro’s onboard plane restrictions 😣

  9. Oh well, for the iGPU, I think having the thunderbolt port just right there on every MacBook might seems to solve the problem on both gaming and metal graphic way better than the intel 10th gen iGPU

  10. It is about time some chinese brand launches a modified heatsink for the air that connects it to the god damn cooler through a freaking heatpipe….

  11. speaker and screen are way better in Pro. However, I was surprised by the iGPU on intel 10th gen. It overkills all the previous model out here, but yeah as of 10w thermal design. Its kind of like having 1000hp car on busy street, hence the small car might be faster driving like snake.

  12. unnecessary comparison, Hey what happen to the U processor in Macbook air 2020 ? lol ( you said now air has a Y processor)

  13. I have a question
    If I customized a macbook air to have all the same specs as the pro, including the 10th gen processor which is one generation higher than whats possible in the macbook right now, wouldn't the air be slightly better? maybe im missing something, but i dont understand why people dont customize the air and up all the specs and save $500 instead of buying the pro

  14. Good comparison, my suggestion will be to add other performance test perspective. For me i want to know how the performance will be for programming. Thanks for the vid, hello from Malaysia 👍

  15. Basically Apple utilised the Macbook Air to become great in light tasks, whereas the Pro will have the ability to do heavy tasks. Smart move

  16. Overall, which one would you recommend for gaming? (I am well aware Macbooks are not for gaming but I plan on doing light 1080p video editing using iMovie and playing simpler games with not too crazy graphics.)

  17. Is 16 Gb RAM worth an extra 200 bucks on the MacBook Air? Especially since the RAM is much faster compared to the older models. I have a 2016 13 inch MacBook Pro and may want to “upgrade” to this.

  18. it's feel weird, in Luke Miani's video he sayid 2020 MacBook Air speaker sound amazing and i can tell it's even better than 2019 13" MacBook Pro and of course 16" MacBook Pro is the best speaker on Apple notebook.

  19. Since no one comments on the aluminum unibody that's been used by Apple for a decade, does this mean there's no other ideal material for laptops anymore? Are we consigned to aluminum forever? I did some research too and it turns out aluminum is best for controlling heat.

  20. I literally just googled this question and later went back to YouTube and found your video. This is EXACTLY what I’ve been waiting for. Thanks!!!!!

  21. The cpu performance itself is excellent for the 2020 MacBook Air, but Apple intentionally limited the heat management, leaving the gap with the MacBook Pro lineup.

  22. My conclusion based on this video, if you really need now a macbook, then go to MBA. BUT, if you can wait, then wait for the updated MBP 13”. It seems to be more promising when the MBP gets updated.

  23. Thank you for these video's. I would love to see you edit in resolve pocket 6K 3:1 raw and also 6K proress in FCPX. wonder how good it would handle that in the edit procces and playback. I don't mind waiting for the render.

  24. If the heatsink would be connected to actual fan, Air would outperform Macbook Pro. It might be Apples well considered decision, who knows..


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