2013 MacBook Air 11” & 13”: Which is Right for You?

macbookairs(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – One of the primary features Apple is most proud of with its 2013 MacBook Air computers recently unveiled at WWDC is the idea that the devices sport what the company says is “all day battery life.”

However, aside from the screen size differential, there are some differences between the two devices (11-inch and 13-inch versions). Below we highlight them so you can figure out which product is best to land in your hands:

-DISPLAY: Different. The 11.6-inch MacBook Air features 1366X768 pixels while the 13.3-inch features 1440X900.

-PROCESSORS: Same. Both feature 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 or 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processors. You’ll also find that both feature 4GB and 8GB memory options along with up to 512GB in flash storage.

-GRAPHICS: Same. Both feature Intel HD Graphics 5000

-BATTERY: Different. The 11-inch features a 35-watt battery while the 13-inch features a 50-watt. The difference? The 11-inch only receives up to 9 hours of wireless web power while the 13-inch receives up to 12 hours. In terms of iTunes movie playback, you can receive up to 10 hours on the 13” while you get 8 hours on the 11”.

-BLUETOOTH: Same. Both feature Bluetooth 4.0

-THUNDERBOLT: Same. Both feature Thunderbolt ports

-SDXC: Different. The 13-inch version features an SDXC card slot while you won’t find one on the 11-inch.

-PRICING: Different (Okay, so this is kind of obvious): The 11-inch starts at $999 while the 13-inch starts at $1099