Apple MacBook Air (Macbook Air 13.3" - A1466)
Microsoft Surface Pro (Microsoft Surface Pro Intel Core i5)

Apple MacBook Air (Macbook Air 13.3" - A1466) vs Microsoft Surface Pro (Microsoft Surface Pro Intel Core i5)

Comparison summary

For performance Apple MacBook Air has a lot better performing processor.

The laptops have different operating systems, Air has Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra and Microsoft Surface Pro has Windows 10 Professional.

Pro is thinner and smaller in size.

Apple MacBook Air (Macbook Air 13.3" - A1466)
Microsoft Surface Pro (Microsoft Surface Pro Intel Core i5)

Apple MacBook Air (Macbook Air 13.3" - A1466)

Microsoft Surface Pro (Microsoft Surface Pro Intel Core i5)

Compare laptop specifications

Apple MacBook Air (Macbook Air 13.3" - A1466)Microsoft Surface Pro (Microsoft Surface Pro Intel Core i5)
Processor (CPU)?Central Processing Unit is the heart of a laptop and is responsible for executing programs.
Intel Core i7 SeriesIntel Core i5 Series
Memory (RAM)?Memory increases the general speed of a laptop.
8gb8gb
Graphics card (GPU)?Graphics Processing Unit calculates 3D graphics and is essential for gaming and heavy programs.
Intel HD 6000-
Screen size
13″-
Screen resolution
WXGA+ (1440 x 900 pixels)-
Weight
-1.7 lbs (0.77 kg)
Size (length x width x height)
12.78 x 8.94 x 0.95 inches11.5 x 7.93 x 0.33 inches
(32.46 x 22.71 x 2.41 cm)(29.21 x 20.14 x 0.84 cm)
Operating system (OS)
Mac OS X 10.13 High SierraWindows 10 Professional
Hard drives
500gb SSD
Amazon.com List Price
$1,699.99
Amazon.com Lowest Used Price
$785.00
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Compare Apple MacBook Air / Microsoft Surface Pro vs other Macbooks:

Apple MacBook MLH72LL/A
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$909.98
$881.00
Apple MacBook Pro
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ME865LL/A
from
$1,545.00
Apple MacBook Air
Apple MacBook Air
MJVM2LL/A
$899.00
$789.99

Amazon.com description

(2017) Apple MacBook Air 13-Inch Laptop i7 2.2GHz - 3.2GHz / 8GB DDR3 Ram / 512GB SSD / HD Graphics 6000 / High Sierra / Magic-Mouse

-2.2GHz Intel Core i7 With Speed Boost Up To 3.2GHz

-8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM;

-512GB Flash SSD

-Intel HD Graphics 6000 1.5GB

-FaceTime camera;

-13.3" Widescreen LED Display with 1440x900 resolution

-1x Thunderbolt Port

Two USB 3.0 Ports

One SDXC Card Slot

-Stereo speakers with subwoofers, omnidirectional microphone, combined headphone/line in (supports digital output)

-802.11a/b/g/n Wifi + Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology

-Included: Apple Charger with Extension Cord + Apple Wireless Magic Mouse

- Latest 2017 model. Macbook is brand new Standard 1 Year Apple warranty included.

Intel Core i7 2.2Ghz Processor (Speed Boost 3.2Ghz) /

8GB DDR3 Memory / iSight FaceTime camera / Airport Extreme Wifi + Bluetooth

512GB Flash SSD / 2x USB 3.0 / 1x Thunderbolt 2 / 1x SDXC Card Slot /

Intel HD 6000 Graphics 1.5GB / Magic Mouse Included + Apple Charger With Extension Cord + Original Box

OSX High Sierra 10.13

Microsoft Surface Pro (5th Gen) (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB)

Better than ever, the new Surface Pro is the most versatile laptop we've ever built. Completely redesigned from the inside out with all new custom parts, Surface Pro delivers more battery power, more performance, and a superior display. The stunning PixelSense display supports pen and touch, while the refined design provides 68% more battery life and 2.5X the performance of Surface Pro 3. A powerful Intel Core processor runs full desktop software with ease, ensuring a smooth, productive workflow.   *Up to 13.5 hours for video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.   *3DMark 11 Overall score comparison; Surface Pro i7 vs. Surface Pro 3 i7.   *Applies to i5 & i7 with understanding that m3 is 2g heavier.

The latest Microsoft Surface Pro Features a 7th generation Intel Core i5 Processor, 256 GB of storage, 8 GB RAM, and up to 13.5 hours of video playback

Our fastest Surface Pro ever* thanks to a powerful Intel Core laptop-grade processor

Go all day with up to 13.5 hours of battery life. * 50% more battery life than the previous generation

Our lightest Surface Pro yet*, starting at 1.69 lbs (m3 model). Wireless: Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible,Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology

Surface Pro Signature Type cover and Microsoft Surface Pen sold separately