58points

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB

43points

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Comparison winner
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
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46 facts in comparison

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB vs Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
58
points
Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
43
points
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Why is Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB better than Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 1.64x higher resolution
    2256 x 1504pxvs1920 x 1080px
  • 21.08% higher pixel density
    201ppivs166ppi
  • 29.1g lighter
    1.25kgvs1279.1g
  • 6.5h longer battery life
    ?

    14.5hvs8h
  • Has a backlit keyboard
    ?
  • 0.3mm thinner
    14.4mmvs14.7mm
  • 1.5% bigger screen size
    ?

    13.5"vs13.3"
  • 8.7% faster CPU speed
    2 x 2.5GHzvs2 x 2.3GHz

Why is Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB better than Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB?

  • 1 more USB 3.0 ports
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • Has an LED-backlit display
    ?
  • Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
    ?
  • Has a HDMI output
    ?
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4
  • 12.4mm shorter
    210.8mmvs223.2mm
  • 3.08% less body volume
    959.38cm³vs989.9366399999999cm³

Design

1.weight
?

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

1.25kg

1.28kg

2.thickness
?

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

14.4mm

14.7mm

3.Has a backlit keyboard
?

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
4.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.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 15.6" Intel Core i3-8145U 2.1GHz / 4GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
5.volume
?

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

989.94cm³

959.38cm³

6.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. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Display

1.resolution
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52S 15.6” UHD Intel Core i5-8350U 1.7GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

2256 x 1504px

1920 x 1080px

2.pixel density
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

201ppi

166ppi

3.screen size
?

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

13.5"

13.3"

4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
5.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
6.has an LED-backlit display
?

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Performance

1.RAM
?

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 15.6" Intel Core i7-8750H 2.2GHz / 64GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

8GB

8GB

2.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.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
3.CPU speed
?

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

2 x 2.5GHz

2 x 2.3GHz

4.internal storage
?

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

256GB

256GB

5.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6” Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
6.Supports 64-bit
?

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Connectivity

1.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.

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

1

2

2.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
3.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
4.Has Bluetooth
?

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
5.has a HDMI output
?

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
?

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Battery

1.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.

Best

Lenovo Yoga C630 13.3" Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

25h

14.5h

8h

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
?

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
3.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.

For example

Apple MacBook Air (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

Features

1.has stereo speakers
?

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
3.has a front camera
?

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
4.Has a stylus
?

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

For example

Lenovo IdeaPad C340 15.6" Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 4GB RAM / 512GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
?

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

Huawei MateBook 13" Wright-W29A Intel Core i7-8565U 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB
6.has GPS
?

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

Microsoft Surface Laptop 13.5" Intel Core i5-7200U / 8GB / 256GB
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Intel Core i5 6200U 2.3GHz / 8GB / 256GB

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