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Bulldog3777

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Does the brightness of the Air bother you or is it something you get use to after a couple of days?
 

tskwara

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When comparing both at maximum brightness, there is an obvious difference (500 vs 400 nits). I run MBP brightness at 60%, so that works out to about 300 nits. Since the MBA brightness goes as high as 400 nits, there would be no difference in brightness for me when using either one.
 
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MrKennedy

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Aug 8, 2011
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I've got both, and it's not that the Air is dim... the Pro is mega bright! I rarely use either at max brightness.
 
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auxbuss

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I have both. They both look great. Unless you work unshaded in the middle of the Sahara (or Death Valley, I guess for USicans), you'll be fine.
 
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kp98077

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Anyone going from MBP to MBA in gerneal? I have found my 16" MBP to be pretty inconvenient for general usage, carry around, etc. love the form factor of the MBA - just use for outlook, web, email, power point, etc., YouTube...nothing too intensive.
 
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noles1983

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Anyone going from MBP to MBA in gerneal? I have found my 16" MBP to be pretty inconvenient for general usage, carry around, etc. love the form factor of the MBA - just use for outlook, web, email, power point, etc., YouTube...nothing too intensive.

Exactly what I'm doing. I realized I dont need all the horsepower. I hate tablets so MBA makes the most sense for me.
 
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Falcon80

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Oct 27, 2012
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Anyone going from MBP to MBA in gerneal? I have found my 16" MBP to be pretty inconvenient for general usage, carry around, etc. love the form factor of the MBA - just use for outlook, web, email, power point, etc., YouTube...nothing too intensive.

I am thinking of switching my 2019 13” Touchbar to MacBook Air 2020 largely for the keyboard and no touchbar. But I am concerned about the performance
 
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MrKennedy

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Aug 8, 2011
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I am thinking of switching my 2019 13” Touchbar to MacBook Air 2020 largely for the keyboard and no touchbar. But I am concerned about the performance

Just hang on to the Pro. It's a perfectly decent machine.
 
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nozveradu

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Nov 8, 2019
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I am thinking of switching my 2019 13” Touchbar to MacBook Air 2020 largely for the keyboard and no touchbar. But I am concerned about the performance
They are about the same size wise, and you lose power/money/color while gaining no-touchbar (keyboard is a trade-off I would say, I actually prefer the firm and tactile feedback of butterfly keyboard).
If I was you I wouldn't do the trade.
 
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kp98077

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They are about the same size wise, and you lose power/money/color while gaining no-touchbar (keyboard is a trade-off I would say, I actually prefer the firm and tactile feedback of butterfly keyboard).
If I was you I wouldn't do the trade.
I can however see why you would want that new keyboard, I had it on my 16" its amazing....
 
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Falcon80

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Oct 27, 2012
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They are about the same size wise, and you lose power/money/color while gaining no-touchbar (keyboard is a trade-off I would say, I actually prefer the firm and tactile feedback of butterfly keyboard).
If I was you I wouldn't do the trade.

Thanks for your input. Just to state that my 2019 model is the 4 thunderbolt ports version.
 
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