Some weeks ago, Apple introduced the all-new MacBook as the, well, I am not sure what customer segment it serves. Anyhow, Apple’s current lineup of notebooks consists of the 11 & 13″ MacBook Air, 12″ MacBook, and 13″ & 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display. In this post, we will see, visually, overall / lid size comparison of all 2015 MacBooks.
2015 MacBooks Dimensions
The dimensions are in the following order: height x width x thickness
12″ MacBook: 197mm x 281mm x 13.1m
11″ MacBook Air: 192mm x 300mm x 17mm
13″ MacBook Air: 227mm x 315mm x 17mm
13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display: 219mm x 314mm x 18mm
The new MacBook is obviously the slimmest, and (opposite of widest). However, note that despite being a more powerful machine, and having a more complex display, the 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display is of a noticeably smaller height than the 13″ MacBook Air. I am not even considering the 11″ MacBook Air as I’ve never seen them in the wild, so it is safe to assume Apple doesn’t sell them as much as the other, larger notebooks.
Visual Size Comparison of All 2015 MacBooks
Over on Reddit, u/kermitville has created to-scale images showing the footprint / size comparison of all MacBooks in Apple’s current lineup. They are not any significant unexpected results, but as mentioned before, you will see the 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display being somewhat smaller than the 13″ MacBook Air.
Seeing these images only solidified my plans to go for the 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display instead of the 13″ MacBook Air. When you get a Apple refurbished model of the former, you get a lot more power, an amazing display, approximately the same portability, for less than the price of a brand new model of the latter.
These are high resolution images, so you probably want to open them up in a separate tab to see them in details.
Horizontal size comparison of all 2015 MacBooks
Vertical size comparison of all 2015 MacBooks, along with an 8.5″ x 11″ notebook.