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Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB vs Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB: 40 facts in comparison

1. RAM

8GB more RAM memory.
8GB
MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB: 64GB
16GB

2. longer battery life

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
14h
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 12.5" Intel Core i7 6600U 2.6GHz / 4GB / 500GB: 21h
16h

3. internal storage

256GB more internal storage.
256GB
Asus VivoBook S15 (S510) 15.6" Intel i7-7500U 2.7 Ghz / 16GB / 512GB SSD + 2TB HDD: 2512GB
512GB

4. pixel density

2.1x higher pixel density.
127ppi
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB: 540ppi
267ppi

5. Has a backlit keyboard

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
57% have it

6. thickness

5.6mm thinner.
17.2mm
Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB: 6.9mm
22.8mm

7. resolution

4.63x higher resolution.
1440 x 900px
Lenovo Yoga 920 13.9" Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz / 16GB / 1TB SSD: 3840 x 2160px
3000 x 2000px

8. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB

9. weight

297g lighter.
1.35kg
Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB: 249.5g
1.65kg

10. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
2
Acer Predator Triton 700 15.6" Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz / 32GB / 512GB SSD: 5
2

11. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
2
MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB: 6
2

12. has a front camera

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB

13. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
99% have it

14. every pixel has three subpixels

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
6% have it

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15. Has a detachable keyboard

You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
5% have it

16. Has a flip and fold design

A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
11% have it

17. width

12.8mm narrower.
325.1mm
Lenovo Flex 10 10.1" Intel Celeron N2805 1.46GHz / 2GB / 320GB: 188.5mm
312.3mm

18. height

5.1mm shorter.
227mm
Toshiba Tecra A50-C1541 15.6" Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB: 126mm
232.1mm

19. volume

23.17% less body volume.
1269.32cm³
Porsche Design Book One: 1579.19cm³
1652.65cm³

20. Has a MagSafe power adapter

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
3% have it

21. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
6% have it

22. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Google Pixelbook: 4
2

23. Uses flash storage

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
48% have it

24. has an LED-backlit display

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
Apple MacBook Air (2015) 13" Intel Core i5 1.6GHZ / 8GB / 256GB
Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
88% have it

25. has an IPS screen

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
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Microsoft Surface Book i7 512GB
34% have it

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