so I've been waiting for the new macbook air to drop for a long time and, though it sounds really cool, very light and slim and pretty powerful, the pricetag gave me a gulp moment. Speced to 16 gb ram and 512, on apple's store, it comes out at £1749 whilst the macbook pro 14 inch with the M1 pro, a superior processer, comes in at £1899, a difference of £150 for reference.
Now, there are deals out there that bring these machines to be the same price so, the way I see it, is there is a portability premium here and, when you consider the better speakers, screen for those who care, the far superior processer, increased ports and so on, that portability premium I mentioned seems pretty darn huge.
I'm wondering if any of you have the macbook pro 14 base spec and if you could let me know your thoughts on its portability? I'm on a macbook air 2020 which, I believe, is a smidge thicker at its thickest point than the macbook pro, though obviously the MBP doesn't have the wedge formfactor.
Currently I'm thinking the macbook pro,, on paper, bang for buck, pop for pound? is the better deal, but I'm open to being convinced otherwise.
I do realise the new MBA m2 isn't out yet so reviews aren't in, so this is an addademic discussion.
Not sure if it matters with the power of the M series chips, but I'm also a maker/tinkerer, 3dprinters, raspberry pis and all that so the utility of the MBP's multiple ports is attractive.
The other part of me just wants new shiny!!! Not that it matters to us, but apparently the new midnight colour looks stunning... And maybe that defines the macbook air M2, style over substance.
Thoughts? Experiences with teh MBP pro 14 from a blind perspective? How are the speakers? what is the typing like. I think we notice these things more when not distracted by a blazing bright screen.