MacBook Air 2014 vs.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3: It’s the battle of gadgets come Black Friday and the MacBook Air 2014 and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 are expected to be some of the hot picks in America’s biggest shopping day.
Apple doesn’t heavily discount its products even on Black Friday but Microsoft may take this as an opportunity to upped the sales of the Surface Pro 3.
The tablet is directly pitted against the MacBook Air even on its ads.
The touchscreen display of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has been touted by the Redmond tech giant as a key advantage it has over the MacBook Air’s screen.
It also highlights that with the Surface Pro 3, you can take down notes using a pen and even draw illustrations.
In terms of screen resolution, the Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch display with a resolution of 2,640 x 1,400.
The MacBook Air’s 13-inch panel has a resolution of 1,440 x 900.
Depending on the type of Surface Pro 3 variant you’ll choose, the under the hood processor of your device is either an Intel i3, i5 or i7 chipset.
The MacBook Air, on the other hand, offers the i5 and i7 processors.
Weight of the Surface Pro 3 is at 2.4 lbs and is 0.55-inch thin, while the 13-inch MacBook Air is 2.96 lbs heavy and 0.68-inch thick.
Microsoft makes beef of the OS running the tablet against what the MacBook Air has.
“With Windows 8.1 Pro, you can snap up to 3 apps or desktop programs side by side to multitask with ease,” the company noted in its comparison on the Surface Pro 3’s micro site.
“OS X offers no support for snapping 2 apps side by side, but does allow you to multitask.” Camera-wise the Surface Pro 3 has a 5MP front and rear-facing cameras with 1080P HD video capabilities.
The MacBook Air has a 720P HD front-facing snapper.
The entry-level variant of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is packed with an i3 processor and has 64GB internal storage.
It sells for $799.
The entry-level variant of the MacBook Air has an 11-inch display and an i5 processor.
The laptop sells for $899.