which current PC laptop is comparable to the MBA with i5 processor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jaranson, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Jaranson macrumors member

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    which current PC laptop is comparable to the MBA with i5 processor? (as far as hardware specs are concerned)
     
  2. elppa, Dec 16, 2013
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    Vaio Pro 13 is very close in specs (worse in some, better in others).

    Air has better battery life and graphics chipset.
    Vaio Pro has a higher resolution (1080p) touch screen and is quite a bit lighter.
     
  3. Roman2K~ macrumors 6502a

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    The best IMO: Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus (NP940X3G). It comes in two configurations:
    One major drawback for someone valuing Apple products' neutral, uncluttered design (from the Engadget review):

    Sounds like an idea from an intern contributing to design by committee, completely ruining an otherwise solid design.

    Other reviews:
     
  4. libertysat macrumors regular

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  5. Robyr macrumors regular

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    Regarding those Dells... no. The XPS 13 and XPS12 are easily the only contenders for "mac-like" build from Dell.
     
  6. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Those Dell's are definitely not mac grade. The XPS is nicer but don't hold up as well over time against the macs in my opinion. The Latitude holds up well over time but has nowhere near the high quality finish.
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Take a look at the Dell Venue Pro 11 with i5, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Add the dock and you have yourself something really interesting.
     
  8. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    you will need to wait 10-15 years before a PC comes out that is on par with even the worst macbook air
     

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