Stephen Hackett, writing for 512 Pixels, outlines some of the differences between the entry level 2019 MacBook Air and entry level 2019 MacBook Pro.

With today’s revisions to the Mac notebook line, choosing between a new MacBook Air and a new MacBook Pro has gotten a little more interesting.

The machines are similar in many ways. They both come with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, Touch ID, 8 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. Both can be stepped up to 16 GB of memory … [but] once you start poking around, you can see some differences.

I have been a 2018 MacBook Air owner for the better part of a year, and I can agree with Stephen’s assessment; “for almost everyone, the MacBook Air is the right notebook.” If you are willing to pay for more power and plus sacrifice some battery life, get the MacBook Pro.

That being said there are great deals to be had on last year’s MacBook Air. Microcenter is offering 2018’s MacBook Air with 128 GBs of storage for $799. Not only that, but you can get it in gold!