Size comparison: 15" MBP vs. 13" 2013 MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by badlydrawnboy, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

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    I just read on another thread that the 15" MBP is similar in size and footprint to the 13" MBA. Is that right?

    I ordered a 13" MBP with TB, but think I'm going to return it because battery life is very important to me.

    I was going to replace with a non-TB 13", but then heard that the 15" is pretty similar in size to a 2013 Macbook Air, which is what I have now.

    Since the 15" battery life seems to be pretty decent (over 10 hours from what I've read, which is enough for me), I'm thinking about getting a 15" instead.

    Anyone out there with a 2013 MBA and a new 15"?
     
  2. DestinyCalls macrumors member

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    hopfully in a few days :D have an Air 13 at home and the new 15" inch should arrive in the next days
     
  3. badlydrawnboy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome. Please let me know.

    Here are the specs on paper.

    2013 MBA
    Height: 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm)
    Width: 12.8 inches (32.5 cm)
    Depth: 8.94 inches (22.7 cm)
    Weight: 2.96 pounds (1.35 kg)

    2016 MBP 15"
    Height: 0.61 inch (1.55 cm)
    Width: 13.75 inches (34.93 cm)
    Depth: 9.48 inches (24.07 cm)
    Weight: 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg)

    The 15" is about the same in terms of dims, but 1) it is not tapered like the MBA, so it will feel thicker overall I think; and, 2) it is a full pound heavier.

    This makes me lean toward the 13" non-TB version again.
     

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