The two models have similar specifications, except for the more expensive model with 256 GB of storage space (which is twice as much as the base air). Both feature a 1.6GHz dual-core, eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor that is not very fast but is a reasonable compromise on battery life. The Intel UHD Graphics 617 chip will not do you any good if you try to edit 4K video or run After Effects, but support external GPUs, so you can extend your graphics performance as needed. A disadvantage of the MacBook Air, of course, is that it has only two USB-C ports for connecting and charging. Even the flat butterfly keyboard has proven to be unreliable, although Apple offers free repairs for the entire life of the computer.
For a while, Apple had a rather confusing and overcrowded notebook lineup. The MacBook Pro was clearly the workhorse of the stable, but there was not much difference between the vanilla MacBook and the MacBook Air. Both models had extremely thin housings and low power consumption, though in some ways the MacBook could be configured to It can keep up with the performance of the MacBook Pro. Apple pulled the MacBook plug earlier this summer, creating a much clearer demarcation between its portable offerings.
You can purchase both models if you get a discount on Amazon (128GB, 256GB).