Comparison between the Microsoft Surface Book vs MacBook Air
With the new release of the Microsoft Surface Book some of you are wondering which one of these titans is the best laptop/mobile PC.
If you are looking for a light notebook, you should look at the 2015 13.3″ Macbook Air, it weights only 1.35 KG vs the 1.57 KG Microsoft Surface Book. But the Surface Book has that neat lid system and it turns to a tablet as well.
The Microsoft Surface Book gives you the best resolution between the two, you get a 13.5 inch screen with a whopping 3000×2000 resolution so about 3K and 267 PPI.
Here is a shot between the two, both with almost similar dimensions, although when it comes to screen brightness the Surface Book looks brighter from a side angle meaning movies and videos look better.
When it comes to CPU power, the Surface Book offers the latest intel Core i5 6300u CPU with a clock speed of 2.4Ghz reaching 3Ghz with boost also offers double the ram of the MacBook Air at 8GB.
both devices come with a 128GB SSD drive, for speedy loading of applications.
SSD performance is faster in the MacBook Air reaching 1300MB/s vs only 740MB/s in the Surface Book.
Battery is slightly faster in the Microsoft Surface Book thanks to its dual batteries, but the MacBook Air also offers great battery life.
Here are the two devices with their keyboards in display, take your pick here but the Apple keyboards are always hard to beat.
So in conclusion the Surface Book has more power and better resolution/screen but it is heavier, if you are looking for portability you’re better off with the MacBook Air but if you want all the bells and whistles go for the Surface Book.