Surface Laptop 4s vs M1 MacBook Air: You'll Be Shocked!

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Surface Laptop 4 vs MacBook Air - 00:00
Exterior Differences - 00:59
Comparing Ports - 01:25
Keyboard and Trackpads - 03:12
Speaker Comparison - 03:45
Webcam and Mic Comparison - 05:18
Displays Compared - 05:43
Web Browsing Speed Test - 07:02
Geekbench 5 CPU - 08:29
Geekbench 5 CPU on Battery - 10:08
Geekbench 5 GPU - 11:32
Geekbench 5 GPU on Battery - 12:28
Cinebench R23 & Thermals - 13:17
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    Max TechMax Tech14 dagar sedan
    • @ネーナ・トリニティ Ram is soldered and in dual channel.

      LorevetLorevetDag sedan
    • Sorry, it's a good video, but using Geekbench on a Windows machine is absolutely pointless (like judging a fish by it's ability to climb a tree).

      LorevetLorevetDag sedan
    • 08:18 how do u make such infographics?

      Egamberdiev NodirjonEgamberdiev Nodirjon7 dagar sedan
    • I would Buy Surface Book pro

      Che SchubertChe Schubert8 dagar sedan
    • @Jakub Piatkowski no it's faster

      Leon Skeptic OfficialLeon Skeptic Official9 dagar sedan
  • Alguien que entienda español y me diga quien gano?

    Mario PeraltaMario Peralta59 minuter sedan
  • Hey man my pc has been f'ed up! 😓 when I boot it, 95% of the time my pc runs too slow: it will load at normal speed at the first 10-12 seconds then the windows loading screen will be so slow I have never seen this before! Even the caps lock button gets lit after 5-6 seconds of pressing it (not only caps lock but all keyboard buttons as well as the mouse) I could barely reach the log in account screen, even if I do its so slow it doesn't let me log in as its so slow. I have to reboot again BUT rest 5% of the time it worked normally! So I'd repeatedly reboot until it loads normal and doesn't slow. Any solution man? 😞😓 I'm tired

    Yes Comrade!Yes Comrade!3 timmar sedan
  • MacBook is a Beast

    Nephew WashingtonNephew Washington3 timmar sedan
  • Intel is a joke

    Tony WuTony Wu6 timmar sedan
  • The 5800u the 4900hs or even the 4800u smoke the m1. Little apple fan boy. Ridiculous apple products are never good, just look at the low end smartphones you can buy every year for over 1000€ and just get hardware that is 2 years old

    R LR L8 timmar sedan
  • Woah apple.just bodied everything in its way

    Nakulan KurmullamNakulan Kurmullam18 timmar sedan
  • Im a dream world. AAA games are available for MAC. I am a casual games bought an intel mac 16 inch one. will use this until it breaks.

    Namrita JohriNamrita Johri19 timmar sedan
  • OS also matters, Unix-Like MacOS is more like Linux. Linux is better at performance at certain aspects

    Nathan PageNathan Page19 timmar sedan
  • the surface speaker sounds like it's muffled.

    Armand DesarrierespaysArmand Desarrierespays20 timmar sedan
  • why didnt you use the i7 11th gen 85 series? i5 against M!? why??

    alistair harrisalistair harris20 timmar sedan
  • AMD on Surface is way too old

    Anh Quoc Le NguyenAnh Quoc Le Nguyen22 timmar sedan
  • I was a PC user. Bought my first MacBook this year. Never going back to PC. Great video but unfair comparison as Macbook was unplugged the whole time.

    DrNaila JavedDrNaila Javed23 timmar sedan
  • Let's just say that you are apple fanboy cuz, that and processor is better than m1

    Nemanja MarjanovicNemanja MarjanovicDag sedan
  • Buy Dell XPS15 with intel then you would know which is best

    Unbox Therapy IndiaUnbox Therapy IndiaDag sedan
  • 4:44 the 2nd one

    Alan DongAlan DongDag sedan
  • One thing should be clear: between 2 heating devices the Mac gets also warmed up... putting away the 2 district heating plants keeps the Mac much cooler ;-)

    Sven GächterSven GächterDag sedan
  • He is so so so so Apple boy.

    brawalesbrawales2 dagar sedan
  • Coming from a die hard AMD fan and experience of owning one monster AMD PC, I thought the AMD would obliterate the hell out of the M1 but oh god they really did it well this time, Nice one Apple

    Das KenshinDas Kenshin2 dagar sedan
  • tbh id rather macbook air

    HorrificSharkHorrificShark3 dagar sedan
  • Is something wrong with your comparison? Both the AMD and Intel processors are quad-core compared to the M1 which is an 8-core processor, am I wrong?

    uri bakuri bak3 dagar sedan
  • what are the cpus? exact model? exact memory modules? board manufacturer? exact model of hard drive. without these, they are not comparable tests unless you are only going for price point of these specific laptops. i would have used an asus gaming laptop to compare (or even msi).

    Brett HenningBrett Henning3 dagar sedan
  • The 4K video editing test could be done by Adobe Premiere Pro CC , because Davinci resolve is not so Reliable in Windows or Linux versions and runs better in Mac's also the new version of resolve 17 supports M1 silicon.

    Bholanath RoyBholanath Roy3 dagar sedan
  • Apple is cheaper than a pc and has better performance ... what parallel universe is that ?

    Linux For Newbies  !Linux For Newbies !3 dagar sedan
  • MacOS is design more on productivity it's natural it's fast in editing .. if Macbook is using a Windows OS .. then we can say who is the best.

    incREDiblast XincREDiblast X3 dagar sedan
  • Have you noticed tht you sold more Macbooks than even Apple Ads themselfs🤦‍♂️

    Yvonne TsikaneYvonne Tsikane3 dagar sedan
  • Windows should use arm based cpus as soon as possible. Intel and AMD are way behind ARM based cpus

    Ali SalehiAli Salehi3 dagar sedan
  • MacBook is best I never give it away

    Franz JFranz J3 dagar sedan
  • Even if you buy a Surface,you'll still get Blue Screens every year

    Metsane MosehlaneMetsane Mosehlane3 dagar sedan
    • troll

      Waleed KhWaleed Kh12 timmar sedan
  • Mac speaker sounds muffle....

    hippopothomas1980hippopothomas19803 dagar sedan
  • The Surface Laptop’s mics made your voice sound more processed a little while the MacBook Air’s mics made your voice sound more natural. Just my opinion as a listened to the difference using a pair of AirPods Max which pick up everything sound wise. I’ll try it again watching the comparison using my iPad Pro and MacBook Pro to be fair.

    Bruce LeeroyBruce Leeroy3 dagar sedan
    • @Bruce Leeroy Man kan bare høre du bruger Google oversæt det er satme dårligt oversat lol

      Loui AndersenLoui Andersen23 timmar sedan
    • @Loui Andersen It says “What does it say here?”

      Bruce LeeroyBruce Leeroy23 timmar sedan
    • @Bruce Leeroy Ha lol, hvad står der så her?

      Loui AndersenLoui AndersenDag sedan
    • You’re not as smart as you think. That was easy to translate. Stop trolling dude.@Loui Andersen

      Bruce LeeroyBruce LeeroyDag sedan
    • @Bruce Leeroy Spurgt, altså du sidder og siger du vil prøve på både din iPad og iPhone samt din MacBook.. du kan da bar sige jeg tror også lige jeg prøver ;)

      Loui AndersenLoui AndersenDag sedan
  • my friend all of this not have any meaning intel GPU and Amd GPU are so fake in real ! You cant surf the internet on them ! you need a GPU nividia !

    Omar SkyOmar Sky3 dagar sedan
  • The fact that Apple's first mac chip is better than any intel chip tell us how bad intel chip are

    OGOG3 dagar sedan
  • I did that web browsing thing and I got 22.7

    J LJ L4 dagar sedan
  • MacBook speaker has a better sounds cause it’s louder and sharper.

    Arthom SalacsacanArthom Salacsacan4 dagar sedan
  • Are there massive compatibility pains on the m1? Like if I need to move an excel doc from work to my m1 does that even work?

    Otto von Chesterfield, EsquireOtto von Chesterfield, Esquire4 dagar sedan
  • I'm a laptop noob so sorry if I sound stupid but can i ask why the surface laptop was plugged in the whole time? And how is being unplugged a big deal for the M1 Mac?

    Christian Nino Patrick AbitChristian Nino Patrick Abit4 dagar sedan
    • If a laptop is plugged in it runs way faster since it doesnt have to worry about battery so this entire video they had to handicap the macbook by unplugging it while the other two were plugged in so yeah.

      Pratham ReddyPratham Reddy2 dagar sedan
  • The Macbook webcam is much better than M$. Better DR, nicer colours and texture. M$ makes you look like a pasty, too much noise reduction But still 720p lol

    Rennie AshRennie Ash4 dagar sedan
  • All those overpriced apple accessories and services from the past years were used as R&D for the M1 lol

    resurrexiresurrexi4 dagar sedan
  • Macbook is best ! always

    AlgorithmAlgorithm4 dagar sedan
  • q paja mecho

    Segarra PPOSegarra PPO4 dagar sedan
  • What percentage was Macbook air M1battery at after all the testing

    kawa kkawa k4 dagar sedan
    • My macbook gives me 13 hours on heavy use and 20 hours on just browsing the internet and watching videos on battery mode.

      Pratham ReddyPratham Reddy2 dagar sedan
  • there is only with alcantara amd laptop !!!

    Christodoulos nikiforouChristodoulos nikiforou4 dagar sedan
  • I mean, check on the Microsoft desktop laptop site and you will see that there is no amd laptop made of aluminum, then which computer is the one that appears in your video? How is this possible? There is definitely a problem with this issue. Amazon may have brought you a different laptop (for example Surface 3). Check it and fix it!!!!

    Christodoulos nikiforouChristodoulos nikiforou4 dagar sedan
  • Apple's M1 is the product that we should expect for a system that it specifically built for their own product. I'm still confused at why the fuck exynoss could not reach that level yet, probably because they still use android instead of custom made software like apple? Anyway this is really cool, the only thing i'm waiting for is just steam for mac lmao

    Tobi PohanTobi Pohan4 dagar sedan
  • I'm not a professional but I know a lot and something goes wrong with the information you say in your video and especially with microsoft laptos! I realy like your videos but pls check it !

    Christodoulos nikiforouChristodoulos nikiforou4 dagar sedan
    • Obviously there is a problem, it compares two quad-core processors to an Apple 8-core processor.

      uri bakuri bak3 dagar sedan
  • Why would you tell us only how many pounds it weighs? Most of the world use kilogram and have no clue what that means. Please use both measurements in the future.

    Ragnar Nilssen BirkelyRagnar Nilssen Birkely4 dagar sedan
    • Can you not just google it or use simple maths

      Pratham ReddyPratham Reddy2 dagar sedan
  • Bro, you will be surprised my laptop file transfer speed is at 25mbps 🤣🤣. And you are complaining about 350mbps.

    Leonard MutisoLeonard Mutiso4 dagar sedan
  • Geez and that was just the Air Version. Can’t wait for the M2 Macbooks.

    Revlon HHRevlon HH4 dagar sedan
  • Looks like apple finally, finally overtook them. Good on them for switching to their own chips

    IllumiNoEye GamingIllumiNoEye Gaming4 dagar sedan
  • M1 is a true marvel. Apple has smoked the industry giants once again.

    山村貞子山村貞子4 dagar sedan
  • could you try it again with Bootcamp on Mac Air so all are using Windows

    First & LastFirst & Last4 dagar sedan
  • AMD this, amd that and amd surface is the shittiest :))

    Vlad MihaiVlad Mihai4 dagar sedan
  • M1 is ass

    Geo LadenGeo Laden5 dagar sedan
    • Bruh

      Doggo BoiDoggo Boi4 dagar sedan
  • I was just watching the Matebook vs Macbook Air video. Thanks for keeping the song.

    Snigdho ROYSnigdho ROY5 dagar sedan
  • There wouldn't be a problem if the 15 inch AMD Ryzen 7 16GB Surface Laptop 4 would cost $1,000. Ultimately, price is what makes a device great or not. The performance difference to the M1 MacBooks would be more than justifiable, but like this, paying even a slightly higher price than a comparable 13 inch MacBook is kind of insane. This is clearly a business aimed product, where some folks are unfortunately stuck in the Windows ecosystem and these, as laughable as they are, are actually the best Windows laptops on the market right now, in this category. It's no wonder they keep Windows locked down on ARM chips, the Surface line would end if they made Windows available on ARM, as I am sure Apple is more than happy to allow Boot Camp just fine. I mean, you still buy one of their computers, and I am sure that real world performance of Windows on M1 silicon is better than any x86 machine. Indeed, the best Windows laptop on the market could be an M1 MacBook. Even with a 20% drop, the MacBook would be a top choice for people that need to use Windows if it run Windows. So, bottom line, Microsoft, discount these Surface devices by 50% and then you'll easily win in the consumer market. In the current state of affairs, only people that really need Windows on bare metal should look on these when the M1 chips exist.

    Valentin RaduValentin Radu5 dagar sedan
  • The interesting bit here is that, as much as AMD did come up on multicore and battery life, there are legitimate tradeoffs and reasons to get either one. The Intel one keeps nearly all of its performance on battery life while the AMD falls off, and does have better GPU and single threaded performance, which makes things like the web feel snappier. AMD for battery life or if you know you use more than 4C/8T. Intel for better "everyday snap" with the consistent performance unplugged, the single core performance, and the IGP. But they're both slightly red in the face because of M1.

    tipoomastertipoomaster5 dagar sedan
  • I feel like it's a biased to Mac review. Like "screen is brighter... but, Mac have less reflection..."... "Surface sound is good, but Mac sounds better"... Camera: Surface looks and sounds better... but "let me know what do you think in the comments below"... Just admit when things are better in Surface. It's bigger, have touchscreen, monitor is brighter and more.

    Nørt SürNørt Sür5 dagar sedan
  • the AMD one is zen 2 (2019) others are newer. so you can't expect much on the old AMD.

    bobo0314bobo03145 dagar sedan
  • i switched from macbook to surface pro, so I can lay on my bed playing my favorite games.

    Sean KrisnandaSean Krisnanda5 dagar sedan
  • You forgot to mention the battery life for each machine? Can either of the Windows machines even run half as long as the MBA?

    craig gcraig g5 dagar sedan
  • Sou you compared the cheapest MacBook to the most expensive amd surface? And the Mac still won?? Loool

    Fernando GironFernando Giron5 dagar sedan
  • AMD and Intel, with full armor and best weapons, while M1 MacBook Air is like, I am gonna beat you guys with my bare hands in full naked.

    Madushan JayawardaneMadushan Jayawardane5 dagar sedan
  • Apple just made history with that chip

    Sam RBLXSam RBLX5 dagar sedan
  • mac book

    Windows SolutionsWindows Solutions5 dagar sedan
  • 20:00 (WASTED) minutes later Mac M1 wins.

    Tycondaroga100Tycondaroga1005 dagar sedan
  • The M1 machines are very spiffy but the NAND write issue has me thoroughly spooked from getting one because an SSD crapping out in 2~4 years due to ram heavy loads... woudn't be much fun, knowing apple they'll probably try to weasel their way out of covering repair costs despite building an avoidable failure mode into the machine to eek an extra bit of performance out of the machines in question. You can get around it somewhat by buying one with more ram & nand cells but despite this it's apparent (at least on the surface) that these machines aren't built to last. Apple's boards in laptops aren't known to be the most reliable not that there are many laptops that can claim that title. (Outside of stuff like toughbooks which tend to be overbuilt but still manage to fail once in a blue moon). Maybe in ten years I'll look back at my SSD hypermiling and laugh that said the peace of mind that comes from not constantly dumping data on the suckers is worth more to me than the slight performance edge that comes from dumping/loading data that would ideally stay in RAM instead of taking a trip on the SSD.

    Emilien RichardEmilien Richard5 dagar sedan
  • stupid

    rollorollo5 dagar sedan
  • Would it have made a big difference or any difference if the M1 air was plugged in?

    Nathan GutierrezNathan Gutierrez5 dagar sedan
    • No it wouldn't

      The BeyonderThe Beyonder4 dagar sedan
  • I think the whole "Mac vs PC" is stupid af. I'm thrilled to see laptops of both taking strides recently!

    twitchster77twitchster775 dagar sedan
  • This is not even a competition it's a massacre...

    DingoDingo6 dagar sedan
  • intel crying right now

    Hendra SalehHendra Saleh6 dagar sedan
  • Not shocked. Your clickbait title was wrong.

    twitchster77twitchster776 dagar sedan
  • Why is gpu bench not run in arch 64? It’s literally telling to use it below the score

    Mike LeitnerMike Leitner6 dagar sedan
  • the surface has a replaceable ssd tho

    Hùng PhạmHùng Phạm6 dagar sedan
  • I’m a apple fan but the MacBook speakers sounded tinny on my iPhone. I think I preferred the song playing on the Surface laptop.

    Junior SJunior S6 dagar sedan
  • Wow...M1 MBA knocks both out of the park!

    Jae ChoiJae Choi6 dagar sedan
  • apple 16 inch macbook pro with m1 is going to be nuts

    Jeffery TsengJeffery Tseng6 dagar sedan
  • There's nothing called Thunderbolt 4, did you mean USB 4?

    Panzer32Panzer326 dagar sedan
    • Yes there is ;)

      Max TechMax Tech6 dagar sedan
  • Pretty much any benchmark with M1 involved makes other systems look way too sluggish and obsolete.

    Nomadic DmitryNomadic Dmitry6 dagar sedan
  • 16ram pro is rven faster.

    Miran KajtnaMiran Kajtna6 dagar sedan
  • Everything is ok until you remember that the M1 is arm and a lot of programs have to run through Rosetta or don't even run at all like VirtualBox... Also, you got a beautiful swap partition that that will bring dead to you SSD if you use some apps with Rosetta at the same time... And don't forget that you have a closed OS as everything made by Apple... I almost forgot that in the last update you can't side load .ipa anymore, so you have all that power for what?

    Nine SigmaNine Sigma6 dagar sedan
  • Needed to do the Cinebench test on the AMD whilst unplugged. 😉 The fact the seven core M1 unplugged is thrashing both the AMD and Intel machines generally (even when Rosetta 2 emulated)… is madness. Apple have done a severely impressive job with their silicon. Can’t wait for more native support from apps and games, because that M1 over the months and years ahead will fly.

    Ben DawsonBen Dawson6 dagar sedan
  • It has the upgrade but just a little bit not louder

    Gautam PanchalGautam Panchal6 dagar sedan
  • Macbook sounds better.

    Indiwar PanditIndiwar Pandit6 dagar sedan
  • 15:54 MacBook Pro???

    Veselo XVeselo X6 dagar sedan
  • Soo which version of AMD & Intel processors are used in Surface Laptops ??? Thats main thing you should say 1st..... You didnt said regarding CPUs, Ryzen ?? Gen ?? Intel i3, or i5 or i7 or i9 ??? & is it H series or K series or U series ??

    PRADEEPPRADEEP6 dagar sedan
  • Surface sound much better....mac sound is harsh!To much hi, hi flat response

    Fotis TsantekidisFotis Tsantekidis6 dagar sedan
  • Really liking my M1 MacBook, but apple are way behind in design now. At least 5 years. Apple has a problem in that they clearly wanted to be the ones going to clean, sharp rectilinear design, but they've left it so long that the lozenge shaped, kids' computer is becoming their thing.

    Doug SteelDoug Steel6 dagar sedan
  • Da a gaming test too XD

    Anshu BaruahAnshu Baruah7 dagar sedan
  • Didn't understand why you're comparing these devices while it's so obvious that Apple's way superior! And I thought Apple is twice their price as always. But man! You say it's even cheaper! Are you kidding me! Why on earth would someone with a sane mind buys the Surface!

    Uchiha ItachiUchiha Itachi7 dagar sedan
  • The Apple M1 is a revolution in chip design.

    Surfer DudeSurfer Dude7 dagar sedan
  • Intel is Israeli spyware. M1 is probably the same. AMD, unlikely to be Israeli spyware.

    Joe CullenJoe Cullen7 dagar sedan
  • Mac all the way

    Rishaan KhannaRishaan Khanna7 dagar sedan
  • M1 is the slowest and worst Apple Silicon chip Apple will ever ship - remember that folks. This is their low end chip designed to run without a fan 😂

    darwiniandudedarwiniandude7 dagar sedan
  • 4:32 the grey one sounds like its behide a wall

    Slap WoodsSlap Woods7 dagar sedan
  • Finally Apple gets as good as it was 15 Years ago

    Player117326109Player1173261097 dagar sedan
  • One of the best comparison. Thank you dude 🙏🏻

    Ελευθέριος ΠαπαγρίβαςΕλευθέριος Παπαγρίβας7 dagar sedan
  • Waw m1 really killing it...

    Bartholemew1000Bartholemew10007 dagar sedan
  • $999 legion 5 with 4800h and 1660ti will just smash m1 lol

    miki nyaamiki nyaa7 dagar sedan
    • Yeah it's a work laptop easy to carry around and browse through not made for gaming you idiot

      Pratham ReddyPratham Reddy2 dagar sedan