The MacBook has the Core M processor and the Surface 3 has the Intel Atom processor - not sure which is the more powerful processor. Macbook has the advantage when it comes to RAM 8GB vs 2/4 GB on the Surface 3. In terms of screen size, the MacBook has a larger 12" screen vs 10.8" on the MS tablet. Surface 3 has a definite price advantage over the MacBook however - $499/$599 + $120 for keyboard vs. $1299 for the MacBook. Which is the better machine for a casual user to lug around the house and for the occasional trips to the coffee shop? Is the Surface 3 more value for money?