Shockingly, the Surface Laptop 4 bests Apple's MacBook Air in Microsoft's latest ad

Surface Laptop 4 Amd 2021 Display
Surface Laptop 4 Amd 2021 Display (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft just released a new ad for the Surface Laptop 4.
  • The ad calls out the MacBook Air for not having a touchscreen.
  • It also highlights the Surface Laptop 4 having a USB-C port and a USB-A port.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 is the latest member of the Surface family. It has plenty of options when it comes to size and processors and continues the tradition of thin-and-light laptops from Microsoft. In the latest ad for the Surface Laptop 4, Microsoft puts it head-to-head with the MacBook Air.

The ad features the same actor as Microsoft's other recent Surface ads, but also ads his sister. In the ad, the pair discusses how the Surface Laptop 4 has a touchscreen and a USB-A port. Of course, they make sure to point out that the MacBook Air lacks a touchscreen and doesn't have a USB-A port.

The Surface Laptop 4 has a USB-A and USB-C port, while the MacBook Air only has USB-C ports. Depending on your accessories, either setup could arguably be better if we're honest.

Needless to say, everyone doesn't share the opinion of the siblings in the latest ad for the Surface Laptop 4. In his MacBook Air review for our sister site iMore, Daniel Bader calls the MacBook Air a "giant leap" forward. Bader also calls the MacBook Air a "potent combination of class design and a new, ultra-fast M1 SoC."

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