Microsoft Surface Book 256GB/Intel (CS5-00001)
Apple MacBook Air (MQD32LL/A)

Microsoft Surface Book 256GB/Intel (CS5-00001) vs Apple MacBook Air (MQD32LL/A)

Comparison summary

For performance Microsoft Surface Book 256GB/Intel has a faster processor. Apple MacBook Air contains more memory.

The laptops have different operating systems, Book 256GB/Intel has Windows 10 Professional and Air has Mac OS X 10.13 High Sierra.

Book 256GB/Intel has a bigger screen. For portability Air is lighter. It's also slimmer and smaller in size.

Air is cheaper.

Air has more SSD storage.

Microsoft Surface Book 256GB/Intel (CS5-00001)
Apple MacBook Air (MQD32LL/A)

Microsoft Surface Book 256GB/Intel (CS5-00001)

Apple MacBook Air (MQD32LL/A)

Compare laptop specifications

Microsoft Surface Book 256GB/Intel (CS5-00001)Apple MacBook Air (MQD32LL/A)
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.
2gb8gb
Graphics card (GPU)?Graphics Processing Unit calculates 3D graphics and is essential for gaming and heavy programs.
-Intel HD 6000
Screen size
13.5″13″
Weight
8 lbs (3.63 kg)5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
Size (length x width x height)
18.75 x 11.5 x 2.25 inches14.3 x 10.5 x 2.2 inches
(47.62 x 29.21 x 5.71 cm)(36.32 x 26.67 x 5.59 cm)
Operating system (OS)
Windows 10 ProfessionalMac OS X 10.13 High Sierra
Hard drives
250gb SSD120gb SSD
Amazon.com List Price
$1,049.00$999.00
Amazon.com Lowest New Price
$1,049.00$879.00
Amazon.com Lowest Used Price
$779.00$691.31
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Amazon.com description

Microsoft Surface Book - 256GB/Intel Core i7/8GB Memory 2-in-1 13.5" Touch-Screen Laptop

Meticulously crafted & built to last

Detachable PixelSense Display with pen & touch

Apple MacBook Air (13", 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) - Silver

The 13-inch MacBook Air features 8GB of memory, a fifth-generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 2, great built-in apps, and all-day battery life. It’s thin, light, and durable enough to take everywhere you go—and powerful enough to do everything once you get there.

1.8 GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor

Intel HD Graphics 6000

Fast SSD storage

Thunderbolt 2 port