Apple MacBook vs. MacBook Pro: Picking the One That’s Right for You – eWeek

Those looking to buy an Apple notebook have another option to consider with the release of the company’s brand-new MacBook. The device is one of the thinnest computers on the market. It also comes with a USB-C port, making it Apple’s first notebook model to support the technology. Plus, the new MacBook has a range of interesting input components, including a Force Touch track pad. For all of that, however, customers should be ready to pay more than what the average notebook PC costs these days as MacBook prices start at $1,299. Now that the MacBook is available, it’s a good time to examine the differences between it and the MacBook Pro—Apple’s top-of-the-line notebook model. When potential Mac buyers walk into an Apple Store looking to buy a new notebook, they’ll need to pick between the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. And while the MacBook Air is lightweight and appealing in its own right, the MacBook Pro is Apple’s premium model and the product by which all of the company’s other notebooks are judged. So for those thinking about which MacBook model best suits their needs, take a look at this eWEEK slide show to learn more about the similarities and differences between the MacBook and MacBook Pro.