Macbook Air vs. Windows

Laptop or tablet? Why choose?

These brand new Windows devices function as both laptops and tablets. They're blazing fast work machines that also offer the best of touchscreen entertainment. With up-to-date designs, more storage capacity, and more than five times available apps in the the Windows Store than in the Mac App Store, these devices do more and go further.


Macbook Air vs. Surface Pro 3

Macbook Air

Surface Pro 3

Thinness

Macbook Air

0.68"

 

Surface Pro 3

0.38"

0.36" without keyboard

Battery life

Macbook Air

12 hrs

Surface Pro 3

9 hrs

for web browsing

Weight

Macbook Air

2.96 lbs

 

Surface Pro 3

2.41 lbs

1.76 lbs without keyboard

Display size

Macbook Air

13"

Surface Pro 3

12"

Resolution

Macbook Air

1440 x 900

Surface Pro 3

2160 x 1440

Stylus

Macbook Air

Macbook Air: no stylus.

Surface Pro 3

Windows device: has a stylus.

Touchscreen

Macbook Air

Macbook Air: no touchscreen.

Surface Pro 3

Windows device: has a touchscreen.

Both a laptop and a tablet

The Macbook Air is a basic laptop. It has no touchscreen. With both a detachable keyboard and a touchscreen, and 100k+ apps available in the Windows Store, the Surface Pro 3 functions as both a laptop and a tablet.

Macbook Air

Macbook Air: does not function as both a laptop and a tablet.

Surface Pro 3

Windows device: functions as both a laptop and a tablet.

App store

There are more than five times more apps available in the Windows Store than in the Mac App Store. And that's in addition to the hundreds of thousands of traditional Windows desktop programs.

Macbook Air

20,000+ apps

Surface Pro 3

150,000+ apps

Hard drive size

Macbook Air

128 GB

Surface Pro 3

128 GB

Free cloud storage

iCloud on the Macbook Air gives you less free cloud storage than OneDrive on the Surface Pro 3.

Macbook Air

5 GB

Surface Pro 3

15 GB

Price

Macbook Air

$999

 

Surface Pro 3

$1128

$999 without keyboard

Storage capacity varies based on device configuration. Battery life may vary depending on usage. Technical specs, including variations in color, vary by retailer and by country or region. Images may not be to scale.

Pricing is based on MSRP on 6/2014. Retail prices may vary.

Tablet or laptop? You decide.

Weighing in at under 2 pounds, the all new Surface Pro 3 packs the power of a laptop in a lightweight, versatile form. Install all your favorite desktop software with confidence, since it's powered by a lightning fast 4th generation Intel Core processor. Its gorgeous screen can entertain you for up to 9 hours on a single charge and you can switch from tablet to laptop in a second with the versatile Kickstand and optional Type Cover.

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