Surface Laptop 2.. for 2199$ or MacBook Air for 2000$

Nov 25, 2018 17 Comments

“Looking for a change.. I have been using Lenovo from 2015 May for personal use..

I was at local best buy and saw burgundy color surface laptop 2 and fell in love with it

With configured i7 512gb and 16gb it comes to 2199 seems bit too overpriced considered I can get MacBook Air with higher specs..

My fundamental use of laptop is browsing internet, YouTube, Netflix once in a while and some ms office work on word and excel.

Which one do you guys recommend?

Money is not the real factor but more like Apple or Microsoft?

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Microsoft udjtjddg
    Neither of them. Much higher specs than you actually need. Core i3 with 8 GB ddr ram and an ssd hd all for less than $500 should be more than enough for your uses.
    Nov 25, 2018 2
    • OP
      Ty.. let’s assume money was not really not key factor but more on brand.. Apple or Microsoft.. will this change ur decision?
      Nov 25, 2018
    • Google / Eng chupanibre
      Dell and Lenovo make way better laptops these days, I'm buying XPS 9380 first moment it comes out over this pathetic Air refresh Apple pulled this year
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng deadpan
    You don't need an i7 for any of the things you're planning on doing with this laptop. I'm using a two year old i5 with 12gb RAM for that stuff plus visual studio and some light video editing and it's all snappy. (The final video render takes a while but that's a fire-and-forget job so the wait doesn't bother me.)
    Nov 25, 2018 2
    • OP
      Ty.. let’s assume money was not really not key factor but more on brand.. Apple or Microsoft.. will this change ur decision?
      Nov 25, 2018
    • Apple Thelodhu
      MacBook of course if money isn't an issue. It'll last forever
      Nov 25, 2018
  • IBM / Ops
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    BlueTwomore
    Get Surface Laptop. Better battery life and touch display, Windows Hello, better ports...
    Nov 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft TegridyBud
    Get the Mac. Both windows and surface suck balls. Pieces of junk
    Nov 25, 2018 1
    • Facebook alt_qq
      Honestly surface book 2 was the best laptop I've ever had, and my current MBP is a piece of shit, one of the worst laptops I've ever had

      Can't speak to surface laptop or MB air specifically though
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Yolo!
    None 😂
    Nov 25, 2018 0
  • Intel gWTY40
    Buy Google pixelbook.
    Nov 25, 2018 1
  • SAP kbron
    2k is a lot of money. What are specs of current machine ? For what u want almost any machine should be good enough. If you are advanced user of Excel and Word, you will be disappointed with Mac. Office sucks in Mac
    Nov 25, 2018 0
  • Research Now / Eng
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    A laptop is much more than specs. If you are an introvert who musta sits home and browses porn and YouTube then sure listen to the advise above. But if youbard someone who meets people for demos and proposals then do yourself a favor and get the MacBook air.

    Also if you need great ecosystem, where your laptop seamlessly works without iPhone and other internet services the again the MacOS is fantastic.

    Microsoft is a waste of time because their ecosystem sucks.
    Nov 25, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng 🦖 T-Rex
    MacBook Air really doesn’t have better specs either FWIW
    Nov 25, 2018 0
  • Google zFsy57
    Can actually use the surface for development? I don't think you can install Linux on the surface line but can I do Dev work on Windows?
    Nov 25, 2018 0
  • Boeing / Ops Airbus
    Get chromebook and use google doc
    Nov 25, 2018 0