How The Surface Pro 4 Compares To The Macbook Air 2015



After Microsoft released its latest version of its tablet, several reviews comparing this device with Apple’s MacBook Air were made. Now the question is How the Surface Pro 4 is compared to the MacBook Air? Which one should you buy?


“When it comes to the display, the Apple MacBook Air is not far behind,” reports PC Mag. It is not without retina-touch 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 900 (pixels). On the other hand, the Surface Pro 4 has a best touch screen with resolution 2736 x 1824 (pixels), protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It seems that the Surface Pro 4 takes the victory in this department.

Under the housing

The Surface Pro 4 is driven processors sixth generation Intel Core M3, i5 or i7 (Skylake), which are paired with the Intel graphics card HD 515, 520 or 540, and (has) 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM. There are four variants of internal memory (SSD), and their capacities are 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB.

The MacBook Air is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and dual-core 1.6 GHz (whose speed can be increased up to 2.7 GHz), and is configurable with Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz dual-core (which may will run up to 3.2GHz). The processor is paired with Intel HD Graphics 6000 card and LPDDR3 supports 4GB 1600MHz. Storage options are 128 GB or 256 GB SSD PCIe-based and there is an optional upgrade to 512GB.

Given these characteristics, it appears that Microsoft device returns to beat the Apple laptop, especially given that the former has better speed RAM and a processor Skylake.


The 13-inch MacBook Air is incredibly thin, decreasing from 0.68 inches in the back to 0.11 in the front of the system, pointed Mag”. The Surface Pro 4 is 0.33 inches thick, which is better than the Surface Pro 3. Otherwise, the MacBook Air has a height of 8.94 inches and a width of 12.8 inches, while the Surface Pro 4 vertical mode measures 11.5 inches tall and 7.93 inches wide.While the MacBook Air can be heavier, the Pro 4 can also become heavier when combined with cover for writing.

The Surface Pro 4 weighs 1.73 pounds and can reach more than 2 pounds when connected to the Type Cover writing, which weighs 0.45 pounds. The 13-inch MacBook Air weighs 2.96 pounds, while the 11-inch model weighs 2.38 pounds – which is only 0.20 pounds heavier than the Pro 4 with cover Type Cover.


Surface Pro 4 MacBook Air (13-inch)
Screen 12.3 inches, resolution of 2,736×1,824 pixels 13.3 inches, resolution of 1,440×900 pixels
Pixel density 267 dpi 128 dpi
Dimensions (inches) 11.5×7.9×0.33 inch 12.8x 8.9×0.68 inch
Dimensions (metric) 292x201x8.4mm 325x227x17mm
Weight 1.73 pounds 2.96 pounds
OS Windows 10 Pro OS X El Capitan
Processor Up Core i7, Intel Iris 540 Up to 2.2GHz Intel Core i7, Intel HD 6600 GPU
Storage Up to 1TB Up to 512GB
RAM Up to 16GB Up to 8GB
Battery Up to 9 hours of video playback Up to 12 hours of video playback
Base price $899 $999

Regarding the design, it’s a tie between the two, since both cater to the preferences of different types of users.
Although a tablet that can function as a laptop, can not exactly be compared in their entirety to the MacBook Air.

It seems that the Surface Pro 4 has an advantage over the super-thin Apple laptop. However, it may be easier to write or perform several functions at once in the Apple device.

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