Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook Air


Microsoft finally launched the Surface Laptop. It is not a 2-in-1 device or a tablet with a keyboard, or a member of a gaming and best 17 inch laptops. In fact, it has an incredibly slim body build, smooth touch, and runs the latest operating system (OS) from the same company, the Windows 10 S. Since this new device is a lightweight device, reports claim that it will take on Apple’s MacBook Air.


Here is a quick comparison between the Microsoft Surface Laptop and Apple MacBook Air:

The Build, Design, And Weight

Microsoft has confirmed that the new Surface Laptop looks and feels as premium as it can. Its design and display are made from strong and sturdy aluminum material while the keyboard and the area around it feature suede-like Alcantara fabric material. Microsoft’s Surface Laptop weighs 1.25kg, making it very comfortable to carry around. On the front part of the laptop, there is a regular USB 3.0 port, a 3.5mm audio port, a DisplayPort and a Surface Connect port.


On the other hand, Apple’s MacBook Air gives a fascinating look and feel, thanks to its all-aluminum material and design especially on the body. It weighs 1.35kg, measures slightly heavier than Microsoft’s Surface Laptop. In terms of connectivity, MacBook Air has two regular USB ports, a ThunderBolt port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and SD card reader.

The Specifications

Microsoft’s bet comes in various colors such as Platinum, Cobalt, Burgundy, and Gold. It uses the Intel HD 620 graphics in its least expensive model and Intel Iris Plus 640 technology for the other variant.


There’s no touchscreen experience on the Apple laptop because it would be just wasted on the Air. MacOS, its operating system, isn’t made for a feature like that instead, for a mouse and keyboard. The entry-level models of this come with a 1.6GHz Dual-Core processor and 8GB of RAM DDR3 RAM while the alternative lets a user add Intel’s 2.2GHz Core i7 processor but no additional RAM.

The Decision

Overall, Apple’s MacBook Air is a little outdated compared to the freshly released Microsoft’s Surface Laptop. However, it still looks like a good choice to go for the cost of $855. Not bad at all! The MacOS is very lightweight and supports multiple gestures. It is also very active in terms of its operation.


As of now, there are only a few reviews on Surface Laptop, as well as Windows 10 S. Therefore, we cannot assure that this new Microsoft laptop is really worth to buy. However, it is, indeed, lightweight and has a very sleek design.