Microsoft really wants us to know it's ready to take on the MacBook Air

Microsoft Surface and MacBook Air
(Image credit: Apple)

Microsoft has been busy this week, announcing a slew of new AI tools as well as new Surface Laptops decked out with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite chips. And the company is making no secret of its direct competitor here. Yep, Microsoft really (really) wants to take the MacBook Air's crown.

Indeed, the company spent a whole day this week pitting the new Surface Pro models with ARM chips against M3 MacBook Air, with the results suggesting they beat Apple's offering in several areas including speed, chip performance and battery life. (For the lowdown on the latest MacBook Air, check out our M3 MacBook Air review.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.