Okay, looking at that lower-end 2019 MacBook Pro, everyone's right...in the refurb store, I could probably get one of those with 16/128 for the same $1,269 I'd get a 16/256 Air for (the 16/128 Air would be $1,099). I think I'd be okay with 128GB these days.
Anyway, my question is what sort of real-life, noticeable difference are we looking at in the Air's 1.6GHz dual-core i5 and the Pro's 1.4GHz quad-core i5? 200MHz difference in the one spec, but four vs. two cores in the other. What kind of difference are we talking about there?
And what about the difference in graphics: the Air's Intel UHD Graphics 617 vs. the Pro's Intel's Iris Plus Graphics 645?
I've just never delved into those kinds of things (haven't had to, for 11 years).
Googling/reading some head-to-head comparisons between the 2019 Air and 13" $1,299 Pro, but it's always nice to hear real life input from regular people as well.