Apple MacBook Air vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3

By | October 13, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is one lightest tablet which arr available in the market at this size, and its keyboard support with Surface Pen, makes it the replacement of  any laptop. User can use this device as a tablet as well as Laptop. This feature makes this device a Strong competitor against the Apple Macbook Air laptop which are famous for its battery life and powerful performance with stylish looks.


Apple MacBook Air vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Design and Build

The Microsoft Surface 3 is the third tablet of Microsoft Surface 3 series. It delectable magnet cover which also work as a keyboard makes this tablet as a full laptop. The tablet body is made poly carbonate so, which makes very light in use and that is why it is only 800 grams in weight. The tablet cum laptop is available in different eye-popping shades which enhance the look and build of this Microsoft tablet

Whereas on the other hand the Apple MacBook Air comes in two variant and both of are already famous among the consumer, because of its looks and powerful performance . The MacBook Air has a full aluminum body design offered the finest look.  It is only 1.08 Kg which makes it light in weight


The Surface Pro 3 has a 12 inch full HD plus display and comes with a pixel density. It multi-touch display makes it more useful to the user as a tablet and if you connect with its keyboard then it will become the full replacement of any laptop.

Where as the MacBook Air is already famous for its Retina Display and it comes in two different sizes such as 11.6 inch and second one is 13.3 inch. Both the devices has HD display which are sharp and offered vibrant colors at the screen. But its display is not touch responsive.

Macbook Air

Processor and Memory

The MacBook Air is empowered by 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz)  which is coupled with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. The Macbook Air is available in many storage variant such  as 128 GB, and 256. For better graphics it has Intel HD 5000

On the other side the Microsoft  Surface Pro 3 is empowered by 4th generation of Intel Core series processor which is coupled with 4 to 8 GB of RAM. The processor’s are strong enough to handle the larger task very easy. The Surface Pro 3 comes in variant storage sizes from 64 GB variant to 512 GB variant


Camera and Connectivity

Both the laptop comes with some connectivity option such as Bluetooth 4.o,  Wi-Fi  802.11 b/g/n. The  MacBook Air has 2 USB 3.o, one HDMI port, Thunderbolt port is also available in the laptop.Te laptop is packed with 720 p web camera which is useful for video chat and Google hangout

Whereas Surface Pro 3 has USB 3.o with Mini Display Port,3.5 mm audio jack port , cover port, card reader as well as the tablet also offered Bluetooth 4.o,  Wi-Fi  802.11 b/g/n for wireless connectivity option. This tablet has 5 mega-pixel front facing as well as 5 mega-pixel rear camera is available and both the camera are able to record the video’s at full HD format.

Full Specifications

Specification of  Apple MacBook Air

  • Display :  13.3 inch and 11.6 inch Retina Display
  • Processor :  2.66 GHz Dual Core i5 Intel Processor
  • Operating System :   OS X, 10.9 Mavericks, and will soon be upgraded to OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Memory :  4 GB
  • Hard Disk :  available in 128 GB  to 256 GB
  • Camera :  720 p web camera
  • Connectivity :  Bluetooth 4.o,  Wi-Fi  802.11 b/g/n, Thunderbolt, HDMI, USB and audio Jack port is available
  • Weight :  1. 08 Kg
  • Dimension (mm) :   219 x 314 x 18
  • Battery : 71.8 Watt
  • Color : Silver

Specification of  Microsoft Surface Pro 3

  • Display :  12 inch ClearType Full HD Plus
  • Processor :  4th generation Intel Core family processor
  • Operating System :  Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Memory :  Availability depends on storage model (4 to 8 GB RAM available)
  • Hard Disk :  available in 64 GB to 512 GB variant
  • Camera :  5 mega-pixel rear and front camera is available
  • Connectivity :  Bluetooth 4.o,  Wi-Fi  802.11 b/g/n,  HDMI, USB, Card reader and audio Jack port is available
  • Weight :  800 grams
  • Dimension (mm) :  292.1 x 201.4 x 9.1
  • Battery :  up to 9 hours


The Apple MacBook Air is packed with a of 71.8 Watt  battery and that is able to deliver 21 hours battery life on the other side the Microsoft Surface Pr0 3 can able to deliver 9 hours battery backup


The Apple MacBook Air is available in Market at a price range of a $899, where as the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 range start from  $799(it includes Surface Pen) but you have to pay  extra for the detachable keyboard