Compare Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5/8GB/256GB)

 
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016
Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5/8GB/256GB)
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Rank Rank #1Rank #2  
Spec Score 
100 / 100
93 / 100
  
This score is assigned based on the product's specifications without taking price into consideration.
 
76Value For Money
74Value For Money
  
Display     
Screen Size
13.3 inch 12.3 inch   
Screen Resolution
1440 x 900 pixels 2736 x 1824 pixels   
Display Type
- -   
Screen Details
LED-backlit Glossy Widescreen Display 3:2 PixelSense 10 point multi-touch display   
Touchscreen
No Yes   
Webcam MP
- 5MP   
2 in 1 Laptop (Convertible)
No -   
Webcam
Yes, 0.9 MP Yes, 5 MP Front Camera, 8 MP Rear Camera   
Video Recording
- -   
Secondary Camera
- -   
Processor     
Processor Brand
Intel Intel   
Chipset
- -   
Processor
Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) Intel Core i5 (7th Gen)   
Processor Model
- 7300U   
Processor Clock Speed
1.6GHz -   
Processor Details
Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz -   
Cache
3 MB -   
Memory     
RAM
8GB 8GB   
RAM Expandable Upto
- -   
RAM Type
DDR3 DDR3   
Memory Slots
1 -   
RAM Frequency
1600MHz 1866MHz   
Storage     
Storage Type
SSD SSD   
Storage Capacity
128GB 256GB   
Secondary Storage Capacity
- -   
Hard Drive RPM
- -   
Storage Interface
PCIe -   
General Specs     
Weight
1.35 kg 0.784 kg   
Dimensions (mm)
12.8 x 8.94 x 2.96 11.50 x 7.9 x 0.33   
Colour
Silver -   
Warranty
1 Year 1 Year   
Warranty Type
International, Carry in -   
Warranty Details
AppleCare 2 Year Extended Warranty at extra cost -   
Sales Package
- -   
Lockport
- -   
Ports and Slots     
USB 2.0
No -   
USB 3.0
Yes, 2 Yes   
USB 3.1
No -   
HDMI
No -   
VGA
No -   
Mini DisplayPort
Yes, Thunderbolt 2 Yes   
RJ45 LAN (Ethernet)
No -   
Media Card Support
SDXC -   
Optical Drive
No -   
USB Type C
No -   
Micro USB
No -   
Graphics     
Graphics Processor
Intel HD Graphics 6000 Intel HD Graphics 620   
Dedicated Graphics Memory
- -   
Graphics Memory Type
- -   
Audio     
Input
Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack Headphone + Microphone Combo Jack   
Speakers
Stereo speakers 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium   
Technologies
- -   
Wireless Connectivity     
Bluetooth
Yes, v4.0 Yes, 4.1   
WiFi
Yes, IEEE 802.11ac Yes, Wi-Fi: 802.11ac   
SIM Card Slot
No -   
Power     
Battery Capacity
54 WHr -   
Adapter
45 W -   
Removable Battery
No -   
Battery Life (Upto)
12 hours 13.5 hours   
Battery Cell
- -   
Battery Type
- -   
Input     
Pointer Input
Trackpad Trackpad   
Keyboard
Backlit, QWERTY QWERTY   
Fingerprint Scanner
No -   
Platform     
Operating System
Mac OS X Windows   
OS Version
Mac OS X El Capitan Windows 10   

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5/8GB/256GB) Specs

Specs
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (i5/8GB/256GB)  
Screen Size 13.3 inch12.3 inch  
Processor Intel Core i5 (5th Gen)Intel Core i5 (7th Gen)  
RAM 8GB8GB  
Storage Capacity 128GB256GB  

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch 2016 Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Thin and lightweight 13-inch computer at 1.3 kg
  • Incredibly long battery life of up to 12 hours
  • Sturdy, premium aluminum finish
  • Large, multi-gesture trackpad
  • Fast enough for everyday tasks thanks to the SSD & now 8GB RAM
The Bad
  • Aluminium prone to heating during intensive usage
  • Due to SSD, storage is comparatively limited
  • Expensive warranty upgrades, repairs & accessories like chargers
  • Need to buy an adapter to connect to TV (HDMI) or projector (VGA)
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