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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Eng 13.5" i5-1035G7 (Gen 10) 8GB RAM 128GB SSD vs. Apple MacBook Air 2020 Eng - 1.1GHz DC 13.3" i3-1000NG4 (Gen 10) 8GB RAM 256GB S + 1

Built-in microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
4.2
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
No
No
No
Mobile broadband (WWAN)
No
No
No
NFC
No
No
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Adaptive-Sync Technology
Platform
PC
Mac
PC
DisplayPort
Yes
Yes
No
Type of DisplayPort connector
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
HDMI
No
No
Yes
HDMI version
Other connectors
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Thunderbolt
No
Yes
No
Thunderbolt version
Thunderbolt 3
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type A)
USB (total)
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
USB version
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Colour
Silver, Blue, Grey
Silver, Grey, Gold
Silver, Grey
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
223 mm
212.4 mm
205 mm
Height
14.51 mm
16.1 mm
18.4 mm
Width
308 mm
304.1 mm
286 mm
Product weight
1.25 kg
1.29 kg
1.2 kg
Aspect ratio
3:2
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
Display technology
LCD
LCD
LCD
Backlight
LED
LED
LED
Panel type
IPS
IPS
Refresh rate
60Hz
60Hz
Screen resolution
2256x1504
2560x1600
1366x768
Screen size
13.5 inches
13.3 inches
11.6 inches
Screen surface
Glossy
Glossy
Swivel screen
No
No
No
Touchscreen
Yes
No
No
Touchscreen features
Multi touch, Active Digitizer (support for stylus pen)
Eco labels
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
Built-in camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Features
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Keyboard language
Numeric keyboard
No
No
No
Security
Face scanner
Fingerprint reader
Dedicated graphics memory
No
No
No
Graphics processor
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
Intel HD Graphics 400
Brightness
Colour gamut (Adobe RGB)
Colour gamut (DCI-P3)
Colour gamut (NTSC)
Colour gamut (sRGB)
Material (body/chassis)
Steel, Aluminium
Aluminium
Plastic
Free memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Maximum amount of memory
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB
Memory slot
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Number of memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
RAM size
8 GB
8 GB
4 GB
Type of memory
DDR4
DDR4X
DDR3
Release year
2019
2020
2017
Pointing stick
No
No
No
Battery capacity (Wh)
Max battery life
11.5 h
12 h
13 h
Number of battery cells
4 ​
2 ​
Processor core type
4 (Quad) Core
2 (Dual) Core
2 (Dual) Core
Processor model
Intel Core i5 1035G7
Intel Core i3 1000NG4
Intel Celeron N3060
Processor speed
1.2 GHz
1.1 GHz
1.6 GHz
32/64-bit OS
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
Mac OS
Google Chrome OS
Flash/SSD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flash/SSD size
128 GB
256 GB
16 GB
Protocol
NVMe
Type
eMMC
Number of SSDs
1 ​
1 ​
Hard drive (mechanical/hybrid)
No
No
No
Memory card reader
No
No
Yes
Type of memory card
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
Optical drive
No
No
No