MacBook Air Latest News & Updates: New Update Makes MacBook Air Better Than Ever? New MacBook Pro To Vastly Outperform MacBook Air?

By Enrico Cuenca , Updated Nov 08, 2016 06:00 AM EST

The MacBook family constantly sees upgrades. It seems that every other year, technology moves at a more rapid pace than before. The MacBook Air has enjoyed a successful run so far, but a newer, more powerful MacBook Pro is now on the horizon and is being reported to be vastly superior.

Should you still pull the trigger on a MacBook Air? Or cough up the extra dough to purchase the new MacBook Pro?

According to CNET, the new MacBook Pro outperforms the current MacBook Air in almost every way. In a side by side comparison, the MacBook Pro offers more computer power and features that the MacBook Air could only dream of.

However, many tech experts are suggesting that now is the best time to invest in a MacBook Air. The multi-touch bar was also featured as a key selling point to the new MacBook pro, as this innovation could change the game in how users interact with their notebooks.

As reported by The Verge, the MacBook Air has received a substantial price drop from when it was originally released. The MacBook Air retails for just a shade under a grand at $999, while the new MacBook Pro will ring you $1499.

Apple has garnered a steady reputation of being worth its value because of reliability, ease of access, and top-notch security. The battery life and durability of the MacBook Air will still hold up after much usage, up to 10 years, in fact, making your dollar go a long way.

However, can Mac users expect an update to make the MacBook Air on par with the newer MacBooks? According to Mac World UK, the answer is no. During an Apple event last month, the company announced that the MacBook Air would be discontinued in favor of the new MacBook Air that is comparable in size and weight.

It all comes down to a question of choice, would you want a cheaper alternative to the MacBook Air to sacrifice performance and the latest technology? Or would you want to go the extra mile and make the investment on an enhanced, more superior MacBook Pro?

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