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MSI GF65 Thin 10UE-014UK vs. Apple MacBook Air (2020) - M1 OC 7C GPU 8GB 256GB 13" + 9

Built-in microphone
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.1
4.2
5.0
Ethernet connection (RJ45)
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Max Ethernet speed
Mobile broadband (WWAN)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
NFC
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4)
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), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
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), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
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)
802.11a, 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)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
Adaptive-Sync Technology
Platform
PC
Mac
Mac
Mac
PC
Mac
PC
PC
PC
PC
Mac
DisplayPort
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Type of DisplayPort connector
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
Via USB-C
HDMI
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
HDMI version
Other connectors
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Thunderbolt
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Thunderbolt version
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 4
Thunderbolt 3
USB
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Type of USB connector
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type A), USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (total)
4 ​
2 ​
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
5 ​
3 ​
3 ​
4 ​
4 ​
USB version
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps), USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps), USB 4.0
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 2.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
Colour
Black
Silver, Grey, Gold
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey, Gold
Silver, Grey
Silver, Grey
Black
Grey
Grey
Silver
Silver, Grey
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
254 mm
212.4 mm
212.4 mm
212.4 mm
206 mm
212.4 mm
259.61 mm
198.9 mm
199 mm
230.3 mm
212.4 mm
Height
21.7 mm
16.1 mm
15.6 mm
16.1 mm
16 mm
15.6 mm
23.57 mm
17.8 mm
17.25 mm
18 mm
14.9 mm
Width
359 mm
304.1 mm
304.1 mm
304.1 mm
278 mm
304.1 mm
363.06 mm
319 mm
268 mm
357.2 mm
304.1 mm
Product weight
1.86 kg
1.29 kg
1.4 kg
1.29 kg
1.1 kg
1.4 kg
2.3 kg
1.29 kg
1 kg
1.8 kg
1.37 kg
Aspect ratio
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
3:2
16:10 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:9 (Widescreen)
16:10 (Widescreen)
Display technology
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
Backlight
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
Panel type
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
IPS
Refresh rate
144Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
144Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
Screen resolution
1920x1080
2560x1600
2560x1600
2560x1600
1536x1024
2560x1600
1920x1080
1920x1080
1366x768
1920x1080
2560x1600
Screen size
15.6 inches
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
13.3 inches
12.45 inches
13.3 inches
15.6 inches
14 inches
11.6 inches
15.6 inches
13.3 inches
Screen surface
Matte
Glossy
Glossy
Matte
Matte
Matte
Matte
Glossy
Swivel screen
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Touchscreen
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Touchscreen features
Multi touch
Multi touch
Eco labels
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
EnergyStar, EPEAT
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
EnergyStar
Built-in camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Features
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Fanless design, USB Power Delivery (PD)
Backlit keyboard, Display Touchpad
Backlit keyboard, USB Power Delivery (PD), Display Touchpad
Numeric keyboard
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Security
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Face scanner
Fingerprint reader
Fingerprint reader
Suitable for gaming
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Dedicated graphics memory
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Graphics memory
6 GB
4 GB
2 GB
Type of graphics memory
GDDR6
GDDR6
GDDR6
Graphics processor
GeForce RTX 3060
Apple M1
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel UHD Graphics G1
Apple M1
GeForce GTX 1650
GeForce MX450
Intel HD Graphics 500
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7
Brightness
400 cd/m²
500 cd/m²
400 cd/m²
500 cd/m²
300 cd/m²
300 cd/m²
500 cd/m²
Material (body/chassis)
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Steel, Aluminium
Plastic
Steel, Aluminium, Plastic
Steel, Aluminium
Free memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
Maximum amount of memory
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
16 GB
4 GB
12 GB
16 GB
Memory slot
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Onboard
Number of memory slots
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
RAM size
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
16 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
Type of memory
DDR4X
DDR4X
DDR4X
DDR4
DDR4X
DDR4
DDR4
DDR4X
Release year
2021
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2021
2018
2020
2020
Pointing stick
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Max battery life
15 h
17 h
15 h
13 h
17 h
10 h
8 h
10 h
Number of battery cells
3 ​
2 ​
3 ​
Processor core type
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
4 (Quad) Core
8 (Octa) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
2 (Dual) Core
4 (Quad) Core
4 (Quad) Core
Processor model
Intel Core i7 10750H
Apple M1
Apple M1
Apple M1
Intel Core i5 1035G1
Apple M1
Intel Core i5 10300H
Intel Core i7 1165G7
Intel Celeron N3350
Intel Core i5 8265U
Intel Core i5 1038NG7
Processor speed
2.6 GHz
3.2 GHz
1 GHz
3.2 GHz
2.5 GHz
2.8 GHz
1.1 GHz
1.6 GHz
2 GHz
32/64-bit OS
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
Operating system
Mac OS
Mac OS
Mac OS
Windows 10 Home
Mac OS
Windows 10 Home
Google Chrome OS
Windows 10 Home
Mac OS
Flash/SSD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flash/SSD size
1024 GB
256 GB
256 GB
512 GB
128 GB
512 GB
256 GB
512 GB
32 GB
512 GB
512 GB
Protocol
NVMe
NVMe
NVMe
Type
SSD
SSD
SSD
SSD
eMMC
SSD
SSD
SSD
eMMC
SSD
SSD
Number of SSDs
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
Hard drive (mechanical/hybrid)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Memory card reader
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Type of memory card
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
microSDHC, microSD, microSDXC
Optical drive
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No