Difference between MacBook pro and MacBook air.

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    Given that my 2016 MacBook can run Youtube 4K just fine, both laptops you listed should be fine. I would pick the MBA out of the two given that it has an SSD, longer battery life and sleeker design.
     
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    You know by any chance From what Year that MacBook air is? Also, that air doesnt have retina screen.. :(
     
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    It's the latest model, i.e. early 2015. The MBP you linked doesn't have a retina screen either.
     
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    The air will run those games but be prepared for low fps and high temps
     
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    Hehe, well the thing is the retina screen is very nice but has a severe impact to game performance. The starting areas, being super old and low quality, will run very nicely but as soon as you get those spell effects in raids you'll lag.

    You will have a wide frame rate range of 15 to 100 fps. Not exactly reliable. It's definitely playable though! Just don't get upset when you lag in a raid or have a super hot macbook pro.
     
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    No worry my friend. I got a Windows gaming pc where i play all the games on. Witcher 3, WoW etc. :) i think i Will just play minecraft on the MacBook.

    Can i watch twitch streams maxed out without lag? And youtube video's in 4k?
     
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    I am not familiar with twitch and I don't tend to watch 4k videos on youtube, sorry!
     

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