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Since 2006, Apple has been manufacturing and selling the Macintosh series of laptops under the brand name: MacBook. Along with their unique performance features like advanced graphics, powerful processing and faster memory, MacBooks are known for their light weight and unibody aluminium construction.

MacBooks work on OS X Mountain Lion and have LED backlit displays; and the OS is known for providing intuitive and user friendly experience with the use of multi-touch trackpad. Tasks are made easier with the accessibility to thousands of applications with regular updates, available from Apple's Mac App store. Since 91% of the PC market runs on Windows, many web applications are typically configured for Windows and some of these applications might not perform on OS X. To bridge such shortcomings in their OS, these best Apple notebooks allows you to run Windows on your MacBook.

Currently, the prominent and best Apple notebook models in the market are MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, both which are detailed below.

MacBook Pro:

The MacBook Pro line of laptops introduces high end models which are designed for professional use. There are two models under MacBook Pro having 13-inch and 15-inch displays. The latest 15 inch third generation MacBook has also been released with Retina Display. Retina Display is the brand name used for their most advanced LCD screens, giving you vibrant, detailed and sharp HD pictures. Retina Display on MacBook Pro's is said to be the world's highest-resolution notebook display of 2880x1800.

In addition, MacBook Pro models utilize dual Intel Core i7 processors and have 1GB of dedicated video memory from the NVIDIA (GeForce GT 650M) graphics card, to process faster and smoother advanced graphics. Making use of this graphics processor, playing 3D games and HD videos could be a realistic experience. Some of the new changes in the latest generation MacBook Pro are the elimination of the optical drive and the replacement of the hard disk drive with a solid state drive.

MacBook Air:

MacBook Air models come with only two display sizes, 11 and 13 inch, which are smaller than MacBook Pro models. These laptops are very thin, light, flexible and durable. With the implementation of the latest technology, MacBook Air models are designed for ultra portability, ultra-fast and powerful performance. The beginning of the sub-notebook trend marked by MacBook Air, inspired the creation of Ultrabooks.

Moreover, for processing graphics, MacBook Air uses an Intel HD graphics 4000, inbuilt graphics processor. Hence It also accommodates a faster processor and an internal memory of 8GB. Furthermore, built around flash storage, these laptops have instant start up and provide long lasting battery life up to 7 hours.

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Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 15-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Air 11-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (2015)
Apple MacBook 12-inch (2015)
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Aug 2015
Feb 2015
Mar 2015
Display
15.4 inches, Widescreen, 2880 x 1800
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 1440 x 900
11.6 inches, Widescreen, 1366 x 768
13.3 inches, Widescreen, 2560 x 1600
12 inches, Widescreen, 2304 x 1440
Hard Drive
256 GB, SSD, Flash storage
128 GB, Flash storage
128 GB, HDD
128 GB, Flash storage
256 GB, SSD
Installed Memory
16 GB
4 GB
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Operating System
Mac OS X Yosemite
Apple OS X El Capitan
Mac OS X Yosemite
Apple OS X El Capitan
Mac OS X
Processor
2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7-4770HQ
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
1.6 GHz, Intel Core i5-5250U
2.7 GHz, Intel Core i5-5257U
1.1 GHz, Intel Core M-5Y31
Laptop Type
Media, Business, Small Business, Desktop Replacement, SSD, Flash storage
Ultraportable, Flash storage
Ultraportable, HDD
Ultraportable
General Purpose, Ultraportable, Business, Ultrabook
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.5 stars
 3.9 stars
Display
72% Positive
28% Negative
22% Positive
78% Negative
28% Positive
72% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
100% Positive
Keypad
75% Positive
25% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
75% Positive
25% Negative
62% Positive
38% Negative
Connectivity
37% Positive
63% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
75% Positive
25% Negative
60% Positive
40% Negative
100% Negative
Performance
85% Positive
15% Negative
100% Positive
66% Positive
34% Negative
85% Positive
15% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
Look and Feel
83% Positive
17% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative
100% Positive