MBP to MBA

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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May 6, 2010
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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.
 

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.
 

auxbuss

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Feb 18, 2014
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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.
 

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.
 

noles1983

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Aug 9, 2009
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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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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
 

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....
 

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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