Price in Dubai
|MacBook Air||AED 2,895|
|MacBook Pro||AED 3,699|
Apple offers MacBooks from a low price to a higher price with optional upgrades and configurations. Since the launch of the M2 chip, Apple is in its second generation of Apple Silicon. Moreover, the M2 versions and the Air and Pro versions are performing strongly. Despite some models costing more than their predecessors.
Both the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models are known for their excellence in design, ease of use, and quality of the build. Moreover, MacOS has an intuitive nature that plays a big part. The fact that Apple makes both the software and the hardware, adds to the inherent synergies.
But MacBooks aren’t being sold the same way they used to. According to the data, the sales were down by 40% compared to the same period one year ago. The reason could be that people purchased laptops during the pandemic and most Macs have a lifespan of three to five years. Therefore, it is probably the upgrade cycle currently.
However, despite all that, the M2 MacBook Air version gets the most votes when it comes to a useful laptop. Moreover, it is available in a 15-inch size as well.
What Makes them Special ?
Education Deals: Apple offers educational deals on MacBooks, so, even if the Apple store is not the best place to purchase an Apple laptop, the deals are an exception.
Touch Bar: The Touch Bar was announced by Apple in 2016, with a slim secondary touch screen, sitting above the keyboard. It is available in one model, the M2 13-inch MacBook Pro. Moreover, the design is dated despite the latest Apple chip.
Webcam: A jump to the 1080p resolution camera in the latest MacBooks and the 24-inch iMac is a great advancement for people who must take video meetings all day. However, the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro has an outdated camera.
For people looking for bigger screens and do not mind being at the same desk all day, Apple updated its iMac, which is now 24 inches. It was 21.5 inches formerly. Moreover, now it comes in seven colors and runs the M1 processor. If users wish, they can also pair a Mac Mini or Mac Studio desktop with the 27-inch Mac Studio display.
M1 and M2 Chips: Since the late 2020s, all the MacBooks now run on either the M1 or M2 chip. They combine both the CPU and GPU cores into one. Moreover, both the M1 and M2 lines have delivered their promise of battery life and better performance. However, you will still be able to find older Mac models with the Xeon chip.
The main concern for most people is whether they are buying what they need. For most, the choice is the 13-inch MacBook Air. Mostly because the 14-inch and 16-inch Pro models are powerful comparatively and better for people who require powerful GPUs.
Best MacBook Models Available in Dubai ?
MacBook Pro : MacBook Pro is the term for Apple’s high-end laptops from 2006 when the transition from Intel started. Since the name Pro is now carried along, Apple has moved to its silicon versions. The latest ones are the MacBook Pro, 4th, and 5th generation, with more power and less heat generation. Moreover, the battery life is also better because of the ARM-based silicon.
13-inch MacBook Pro: Apple introduced the 13-inch MacBook Pro in late 2020. It has the same physical features as the previous versions. However, like the MacBook Air and Mac Mini, it switched to Apple silicon.
The M1 chip has ARM, and it is the first ever MacBook with an Intel Processor. It is a unified design with an 8-core CPU and a processor-integrated memory board. The device is limited to either 8 or 16 GB. Moreover, the 13-inch MacBook Pro can be configured between 256GB to 2TB storage. It has a Magic Keyboard, instead of the butterfly keyboard that most users do not appreciate.
14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro: Apple brought the brand-new MacBook Pro in October 2021. They increased the screen size of the 13-inch and 14-inch. However, they reduced the bevel size in the 16-inch laptops. Moreover, the 5th Generation notebook catered to many of the issues in the previous generation. MagSafe returned as MagSafe 3, which is more improved. It also regained the HDMI port and the SD card slot.
The Touch Bar is also gone, and the standard function keys are back. ProMotion display is also introduced on the iPad Pro. The refresh rate is variable with a mini-LED backlight as well.
MacBook Air: The 2022 MacBook Air is the refreshed version with an M2 chip and a new design. It has a larger display and a faster M2 chip. Moreover, it also has the most awaited high-resolution webcam.
MacBook Air is beyond Pro models because it has different colors to choose from, which are, space gray, silver, dark midnight finish, and gold-like starlight.