MacBook Air (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Which Ultraportable is Best?


Well, last year MacBook could not live up to our high expectations of it. Although it tried hard to please the audience yet it just could not live up to the mark. This year, however, the MacBook is better than what we had last year and users are somewhat happier than they were with the 2018 MacBook.

Now, this has less to do with the technicalities and more with its cost. The fact is the 2019 MacBook costs $ 100 less than the 2018 MacBook.

Surely, all of that made uplift to the value of MacBook Air but that does not mean that it does not have any rivals now. The competition is very high and the biggest rival f the MacBook is Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6.

MacBook Air (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Which Ultraportable is Best?
MacBook Air (2019) vs Microsoft Surface Pro 6: Which Ultraportable is Best?

Here is the comparison between some of the features of MacBook and Surface Pro6:
 The starting price of MacBook air is $1,099 whereas Surface Pro 6 costs around $ 899 and if you choose to go with keyboard then it will cost you somewhere around $1,028 which is still less than the MacBook opening price.

1) The display of MacBook is 13.3-inch, 2560 x 1600 whereas the display of Surface Pro 6 is 12.3-inch, 2736 x 1824. Additionally, Surface Pro 6 also offers the touch screen feature.

2) The CPU of MacBook is the Intel Core i5-8210Y and Surface Pro 6’s CPU is the Intel Core i5-8250Y.

3) Both of them offer 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage.

4) Both of them also offer the same graphics, UHD 617.

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5) MacBook Air has 2 ports for Thunderbolt 3 and headphones. Surface Pro 6 has USB 3.0, MicroSD, Display Port, headphone, Surface Connect.

6) The size of the MacBook is 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches and the size of Surface Pro 6 is 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches.

7) MacBook weighs 2.8 pounds and Surface Pro 6 weighs 2.4 pounds with the keyboard.

The internal designs of both are quite different too. Overall, both are quite close to each other but Surface Pro 6 provides you with better features at a lesser price.


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