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All of Microsoft’s MacBook Air-beating benchmarks

Microsoft’s MacBook Air benchmark claims
Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge

Microsoft is on a mission to take down the MacBook Air with its new range of Copilot Plus PCs. It’s so confident it has finally got Windows on Arm right that it spent an entire day pitting its new Surface Laptop against the MacBook Air at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, last month. The Verge was shown multiple benchmarks and simulated real-world tests to demonstrate a new Qualcomm-powered Surface Laptop beating Apple’s bestselling laptop.

While I’ve covered Microsoft’s confidence in beating Apple’s M3 processor previously, I thought it would be useful to examine all of the benchmark claims and battery life estimates in detail. Microsoft touched on some of these during its Surface and Windows AI event last week, but the claims…

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