Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019) vs Air (M2, 2022)

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Review

Evaluation of Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019) and Air (M2, 2022) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Portability
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2019)
  • Features a a little bigger (~10%) battery – 58 against 52.6 watt-hours
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
  • Can run popular games at about 149-203% higher FPS
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 130 grams less (around 0.29 lbs)
  • Around 2.1x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Thinner bezels and 3% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks
  • Better webcam recording quality

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.37 kg (3.02 lbs) 1.24 kg (2.73 lbs)
Dimensions 304.1 x 212.4 x 14.9 mm
11.97 x 8.36 x 0.59 inches
304.1 x 215 x 11.3 mm
11.97 x 8.46 x 0.44 inches
Area 646 cm2 (100.1 inches2) 654 cm2 (101.3 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~79.4% ~82%
Side bezels 8.8 mm 5.6 mm
Colors Silver, Gray Silver, Gold, Gray, Blue
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle - 130°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Passive
Vapor chamber No -
Liquid metal - No
Number of fans 2 -
Max. fan speed (RPM) 6000 RPM -
Noise level (max. load) 41.8 dB -

Display

Size 13.3 inches 13.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 227 ppi 225 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:10
Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 2560 x 1664 pixels
HDR support Yes, HDR10 Yes, HDR10
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Glossy (Antireflective) Glossy (Antireflective)
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Display tests
Contrast 1524:1 1384:1
sRGB color space 99.9% 99.9%
Adobe RGB profile 78.4% 87.6%
DCI-P3 color gamut - 98.4%
Response time 35 ms 29 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Voltage 12.96 V -
Full charging time 2:00 hr 2:30 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Right Left
Charge power 61 W 30 / 35 / 67 W
Cable length 2 meters 2 meters
Weight of AC adapter 275 grams 174 / 189 / 250 grams

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.9 GHz -
Cores 4 8 (4P + 4E)
Threads 8 8
L3 Cache 6 MB -
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645 Apple M2 GPU
Fabrication process 14 nm 5 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 14 nm 5 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 500 MHz
GPU boost clock 1050 MHz 1456 MHz
FLOPS 0.81 TFLOPS 3 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR5
Memory bus - 128 bit
Memory speed 2.13 Gbps 6.4 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 384 1024
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 48 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 6 32
GPU performance
0.81 TFLOPS
3 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB GB
Clock 2133 MHz 6400 MHz
Type LPDDR3 LPDDR5
Upgradable No No
Total slots 2 -

Storage

Storage size
Bus Custom Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable No No
NVMe Yes -

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.2
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness 79.7 dB 82.7 dB
Microphones 3 3

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v5 v6
Bluetooth v4.2 v5
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Infrared sensor No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Ports
USB-A No No
USB Type-C 2x USB 3.1 2x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 3 Thunderbolt 3
HDMI No No
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader No No
Proprietary charging port No Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 0.7 mm 1 mm
Touchpad
Size 13.4 x 8.1 cm -
Surface Glass Glass
Windows Precision No No
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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