Macbook 12″ vs. Macbook Air 11″

Macbook 12" vs. Macbook Air 11" | Breezing Through

I have had a Macbook Air 11″ since 2010. It has been perfect for traveling and I used it as my main computer every single day. I feel like for the amount of use it got, lasting 5 years was amazing for a laptop. When it finally started to die, in about November, I decided it was time to start looking for a replacement. I knew I wanted another Macbook but I wasn’t sure which one. I did a lot of research and decided that I needed to go to the store to make a final decision. With some help from the guys at the Apple store, I decided on the Macbook 12″. Now that I have had my new computer for a few months, I wanted to share my thoughts on how it compared to my previous one.

Macbook 12" vs. Macbook Air 11" | Breezing Through

The Macbook 12″ is actually smaller than the Macbook Air 11″. Apple has created a thinner, smaller computer that does so much more. The keyboard is a new design that is lighter and easier to use. I have had a few opportunities to use Paris’s Macbook Air and I can’t believe the difference in the keyboard!

One of the major differences between the two laptops is the ports on the sides. The Macbook Air has three ports on the right side-power, usb & headphone jack. On the left side there is another USB port and one more additional port.

The Macbook 12″ has one port on each side. The power port on the left and the headphone jack on the right.

You can purchase this device from Apple which will plug into the power port and you can plug an HDMI, USB and the power cord in all at the same time. This has been a perfect fit for me because I don’t usually have USB keys plugged into my computer. I can carry this device around and use it when I need it.

Overall, I love the Macbook 12″. It is even better for traveling than the Macbook Air and the screen is AMAZING! I love that I can carry it in my smaller purses but it is still incredibly powerful.


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  1. Nicole of What Nicole Wore
    January 22, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    I love how clean it looks in the gold! I’m hoping to replace my Macbook Pro sometimes this year, so it’s always good to hear what other people think! Hope you’re staying warm and safe!

  2. January 22, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I’ve been intrigued by the Macbook, but not quite ready to go with a computer that has no USB ports even though you can buy the accessory. I just retired my Macbook Pro from a few years ago and made the move to the Macbook Air. So far I’m loving it!

  3. February 2, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Omg I just bought one a few weeks ago! Absolutely love it! What kind of things do you use your MacBook for?

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