The Portability Factor
Apple initiated the era of highly portable laptops with the introduction of the MacBook Air in 2008. And even after countless Windows ultrabooks -- and with Apple mostly pushing the MacBook and MacBook Pro -- the MacBook Air hangs on. Apple gave the laptop its latest update in June, presumably in response to continued interest from buyers.
In 2017, however, worthy new challengers to the MacBook Air have appeared. One notable arrival is the Surface Laptop -- which Microsoft executives have said is aimed squarely at the MacBook Air. Which of the two laptops is a better fit for you? In the following slides, the CRN Test Center compares Microsoft's Surface Laptop vs. Apple's MacBook Air on specs and price.