Although Apple launched the life time further enhanced MacBook Air in this year’s WWDC, and lowered the price, compared to the latest generation of Windows Ultrabooks, the MacBook Air’s screen does seem somewhat outdated. Nowadays when the Full HD touch screen has gradually been popular in Windows ultrabook, the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air are only equipped with 1366 × 768 and 1440 × 900 resolution screens.
For users who have a relatively high require on the screen practical effect, the 13-inch MacBook Pro may be the better choice, but the MacBook Pro price, portability and battery life have some gap with the MacBook Air. Moreover, Apple has not updated the MacBook Pro series to the fourth generation of Intel’s Haswell processor.
Sony Vaio Pro 11
As Sony’s latest generation ultrabook, the Vaio Pro 11 which was launched is June weighs only 0.91kg, the portability is more outstanding than the MacBook Air. Meanwhile the Vaio Pro 11 is also equipped with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 full HD touch screen, and the 128GB SSD version is only priced at $ 1150.
HP Spectre 13
HP Spectre 13 weight and thickness are only 1.36kg and 15.2mm, the whole lightweight is as mgood as the 13 inches MacBook Air. Meanwhile Spectre 13 is equipped with up to 2560 × 1440 resolution touch screen, the pixel density is up to 220ppi, the display fineness is almost equal to the 227ppi pixel density Retina MacBook Pro. Although the screen configuration is very good, the Spectre 13 starting price is only $ 1,000.
Dell XPS 11
While Dell XPS 11 is only equipped with a 11.6 screen, its resolution is up to 2560 × 1440, the pixel density is up to the staggering 253ppi, and the brightness is up to 400nit, the display effect is much better than the only 135ppi MacBook Air. In addition, XPS 11 uses carbon fiber and aluminum alloy, the texture as well as the 14.5mm thickness and 1.13kg weight is not worse than the MacBook Air. And the same with the Spectre 13, the XPS 11 starting price is $ 1,000.
Overall, compared with the same price MacBook Air, these three Windows ultrabooks are not only with higher screen resolution, but also supports touch, which is also one of the advantages that the Windows ultrabooks are current better than MacBook Air.