Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 vs Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

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Apple MacBook Air Early 2015
Apple MacBook Air Early 2015

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Faster processor clock speed Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 1.6GHzGHz processor clock speed laptop. That's 0.4GHz faster than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (1.2GHzGHz). Read more

The processor clock speed is the speed at which the processor runs, measured in calculations per second. A 1 GHz processor runs 1,000,000,000 calculations per second.

A faster processor allows you run more complex applications such as video editing software or games, and will make the computer generally faster to use.

4% faster maximum turbo frequency Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 2.7GHzGHz maximum turbo frequency laptop. That's 0.1GHz faster than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (2.6GHzGHz).
Eight hundred and thirty-six times lighter Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a weight of 1.1kgg, however the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 920gg heavy laptop (918.9g heavier). Read more

The weight of the computer excludes the weight of the power supply and charger, but includes the weight of the battery.

A lighter computer makes a difference to the portability of the computer and will reduce your hand luggage weight when travelling by air.

7 Reasons For
25% bigger processor cache Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a processor cache of 4MBMB, however the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is only a 3MBMB processor cache laptop (1MB smaller).
50% bigger internal memory Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is an 8GBGB internal memory laptop. That's 4GB bigger than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (8GBGB). Read more

The internal memory of a computer is the amount of storage space available for the processor to use when running applications.

More internal memory will increase the overall speed of the computer when running applications.

Bigger maximum internal memory Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is an 8GBGB maximum internal memory laptop. That's 4GB bigger than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (8GBGB).
50% bigger total storage capacity Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 512GBGB total storage capacity laptop. That's 256GB bigger than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (512GBGB). Read more

The storage capacity of a computer is the amount of permanent storage space available on the computer for saving data, such as photos, applications and documents. The storage may be provided on a hard disk (slower) or on flash or solid state drives (faster).

A bigger storage capacity will allow you to store more applications, documents, photos and music on the computer.

Bigger flash memory Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 512GBGB flash memory laptop. That's 256GB bigger than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (512GBGB).
5% bigger battery capacity Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 39.7WhWh battery capacity laptop. That's 1.7Wh bigger than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (39.7WhWh).
Moderately narrower Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 280.5mmmm wide laptop, whereas the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 300mmmm wide laptop (19.5mm wider).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Smaller processor cache Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 3MBMB processor cache laptop. That's 1MB smaller than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (4MBMB).
Smaller internal memory Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has an internal memory of 4GBGB, but the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is an 8GBGB internal memory laptop (4GB bigger). Read more

The internal memory of a computer is the amount of storage space available for the processor to use when running applications.

More internal memory will increase the overall speed of the computer when running applications.

Vastly smaller maximum internal memory Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a maximum internal memory of 4GBGB, however the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is an 8GBGB maximum internal memory laptop (4GB bigger).
256GB smaller total storage capacity Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a total storage capacity of 256GBGB, whereas the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 512GBGB total storage capacity laptop (256GB bigger). Read more

The storage capacity of a computer is the amount of permanent storage space available on the computer for saving data, such as photos, applications and documents. The storage may be provided on a hard disk (slower) or on flash or solid state drives (faster).

A bigger storage capacity will allow you to store more applications, documents, photos and music on the computer.

Vastly smaller flash memory Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a flash memory of 256GBGB, however the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 512GBGB flash memory laptop (256GB bigger).
Marginally smaller battery capacity Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a battery capacity of 38WhWh, however the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 39.7WhWh battery capacity laptop (1.7Wh bigger).
Wider Edit
Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is 300mmmm wide. That's 19.5mm wider than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (280.5mmmm).
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3 Reasons Against
A lot slower processor clock speed Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a processor clock speed of 1.2GHzGHz, whereas the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 1.6GHzGHz processor clock speed laptop (0.4GHz faster). Read more

The processor clock speed is the speed at which the processor runs, measured in calculations per second. A 1 GHz processor runs 1,000,000,000 calculations per second.

A faster processor allows you run more complex applications such as video editing software or games, and will make the computer generally faster to use.

0.1GHz slower maximum turbo frequency Edit
The Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 has a maximum turbo frequency of 2.6GHzGHz, however the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is a 2.7GHzGHz maximum turbo frequency laptop (0.1GHz faster).
Heavier Edit
Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 is 920gg heavy. That's 918.9g heavier than the Apple MacBook Air Early 2015 (920gg). Read more

The weight of the computer excludes the weight of the power supply and charger, but includes the weight of the battery.

A lighter computer makes a difference to the portability of the computer and will reduce your hand luggage weight when travelling by air.

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Design

Form Factor
 Clamshell
 Clamshell
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Aluminium
Colour
 Silver
 Grey
 Silver
 Grey
Product Type
 Notebook
 Notebook

Processor

Processor Core
2 2
Processor Family
 Intel Core i5
BEST
 Intel Core i5
Processor Clock Speed
1.6GHz
BEST
1.2GHz
Processor Technology
Intel Core? I5 Processor,Dual-core,1.6 GHz / 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost,4 MB cache Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor
 Intel
 Intel
Processor Socket
 BGA1234
 BGA1234
Processor Cache
 L3
 L3
Processor Cache
3MB 4MB
BEST
Processor Thread
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Maximum Turbo Frequency
2.7GHz
BEST
2.6GHz
Processor Model
 M-5Y51
 M-5Y51
Processor Clock Speed
1,600MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Memory Channel
 Dual
 Dual
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Unknown - Click to provide data 25.6GB/s
Processor Memory Clock Speed
 1600
 1333
 333
 133
 1600
 1333
 333
 133
BEST
Processor Memory Type
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-RS-SDRAM
 DDR3L
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 DDR3L-RS-SDRAM
 DDR3L
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB
Processor Lithography
Unknown - Click to provide data 14nm
PCI Express Lane (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 12
Processor Operating Mode
 64-bit
 32-bit
 64-bit
 32-bit
BEST
PCI Express Slot Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Processor Codename
 Broadwell
 Broadwell
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5W
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 600MHz
Stepping
Unknown - Click to provide data F0
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5W
Tjunction
Unknown - Click to provide data 95°C
Processor Cache Type
 L3
 L3

Memory

Internal Memory
4GB 8GB
BEST
Memory
 On-board
 On-board
Maximum Internal Memory
4GB 8GB
BEST
Memory Clock Speed
1,600MHz 1,600MHz
Internal Memory
 LPDDR3-SDRAM
 LPDDR3-SDRAM

Hard Drive

Storage Medium
 SSD
BEST
 SSD

Storage

Total Storage Capacity
256GB 512GB
BEST
Storage Medium
 SSD
 SSD
 SSD
 SSD
Flash Memory
256GB 512GB
BEST
Flash Drive Interface
 PCI Express
 PCI Express

Display

Screen Size
11.6" 11.6"
Display Resolution
 1366 x 768
BEST
 1366 x 768
Touch Technology
 Multi-touch
 Multi-touch
Panel Type
 IPS
 IPS
Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Display Manufacturer
LED Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Surface
 Gloss
 Gloss
HD Type
 HD
 2K Ultra HD
 HD
 2K Ultra HD
BEST

Graphics

On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
 Intel HD Graphics
 Intel HD Graphics
Maximum Resolution
2560 x 1600 3840 x 2160
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
 11.2
 11
 11.2
 11
BEST
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Unknown - Click to provide data 0x161E
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 16GB
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 900MHz
On-Board Graphics Adapter
 DisplayPort
 Embedded DisplayPort (eDP)
 HDMI
 DisplayPort
 Embedded DisplayPort (eDP)
 HDMI
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 300MHz

Optical Drive

CD-RW/DVD-ROM Interface
No Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Speaker Power
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Bluetooth Version
 4.0
 4.0
WiFi Standard
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
 802.11n
 802.11g
 802.11b
 802.11ac
 802.11a
Integrated Wireless LAN
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Wireless Communication Version
802.11 ac Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Connection
 3.5 mm
 3.5 mm
Headphone Out Port
1 1
Thunderbolt 2 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Thunderbolt Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
ESATA/USB 3.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.1 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Keyboard

Keyboard
Full-size backlit keyboard Unknown - Click to provide data
Keyboard Key
79 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keyboard Layout
 QWERTY
 QWERTY
Pointing Device
 Trackpad
 Trackpad

Operating System/software

Operating System
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Bundled Software
IPhoto,iMovie,GarageBand,iBooks,Safari,FaceTime,Time Machine,Photo Booth,iTunes,Game Center IPhoto,iMovie,GarageBand,iBooks,Safari,FaceTime,Time Machine,Photo Booth,iTunes,Game Center
Operating System Architecture
 64-bit
BEST
 64-bit

Processor Special Features

Supported Instruction Set
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
 AVX
 AVX 2.0
 SSE
 SSE4.1
 SSE4.2
Processor Code
Unknown - Click to provide data SR23L
Intel TSX-NI Version
Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
CPU Configuration (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Package Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 30mm
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Unknown - Click to provide data 14nm
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Processor ARK ID
Unknown - Click to provide data 84669

Battery

Battery Life
9h
BEST
10h
Battery Capacity
38Wh 39.7Wh
BEST
Battery
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium
 Polymer
 Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
 Lithium
 Polymer
Standby Time
30 day(s) Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Power
45W 29W

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg
BEST
920g
Height
17mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height At Front
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.35mm
Depth
192mm 196.5mm
Height At Rear
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.31mm
Width
300mm 280.5mm
BEST

Packaging Data

Cable Included
 USB
 USB

Operational Conditions

Non-Operating Altitude
0 - 4500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 90 0 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-25 - 45 -25 - 45
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35 10 - 35

Certificates

EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Technical Details

Display
 LED
BEST
 LED
Wireless Feature
802.11 ac Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Supplied Battery
Lithium-polymer Unknown - Click to provide data
Intel Visual Technology
 Intel InTru 3D
 Intel InTru 3D
Wireless Standard
802.11 ac Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Type
DDR3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Speaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LED
 LED
Storage Capacity
256GB Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Internal Memory
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output
3.5 mm jack Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating System
OS X Yosemite Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
29.46cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Transmission
802.11 ac Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions
300 x 192 x 17 Unknown - Click to provide data
Energy Efficiency Class
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Illumination
Backlit Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless Technology
802.11 ac Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LED
 LED
Battery Type
Lithium-polymer Unknown - Click to provide data
Speaker
Integrated stereo speakers Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight
1.08 Unknown - Click to provide data
Type
 Mac
 Mac
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