Both the Apple MacBook Air and the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 are elegant, reliable notebooks. We are going to compare these two and see what kind of advantages offers each one.
When it comes to notebooks it is very important to carry them with you. Therefore, their size and weight become important factors. While MacBook Air is thinner than its predecessors, the Surface 6 might be a better option because it weighs just as much as the MacBook Air even when the Type Cover is included.
The battery life should also be taken into account. It appears that the Surface Pro made some serious improvement when it comes to this. The MacBook Air offers a decent battery life, but it might be a bit disappointing compared to Apple standards.
The MacBook Air comes with an Intel 8th-generation CPU, but it remains dual-core. Meanwhile the Surface Pro 6 also has Intel’s 8th generation of processors, but this time it’s the U-series. It uses quad-core CPUs with eight threads which are highly efficient.
In terms of display the Surface Pro 6 has a 12.3-inch display with a 2,736 x 1,824 resolution and a 3:2 ratio. Meanwhile the Apple MacBook Air comes with a 13.3-inch 16:10 display and a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution.
The Surface Pro 6 maintains the classical design of the Surface products. It comes with just a USB-A 3.0 port, a mini-DisplayPort, and a Surface Connect port. Meanwhile, the Air has just two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3.
For the Surface Pro 6 device you can purchase an extra Type Cover as well, which costs $130. You can also pay an extra $100 for the Surface Pen, which is a useful accessory.
Theo Smith graduated from New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Theo grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Theo has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Theo is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.