DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY! M1 MacBook Air vs Galaxy Book Pro 360 - Galaxy User Guide

- Today I'm going to compare the M1 MacBook Air to the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360. It has the M1 chip and fantastic display, a fantastic keyboard and trackpad and it starts at 999. The Book Pro 360 is a 2 in 1, so it transitions from a laptop to a tablet. It has an i7 processor of the 11th generation, an Amoled display which is of course also a touch screen and begins at 1,199. Both are thin, light and portable, they are, depending on the configuration, roughly the same price and there are both obvious and not so obvious differences. Let's discuss these two devices covered the good and the bad and see which comes out top. We are going to see a small and a major difference.

MacBook Air comes with a 30-watt charging adapter and the book Pro 360 comes with a 65-watt fast charging adapter. The Book Pro 360 also includes an S Pen, which is a wonderful value and it's definitely a tool that I used when I had it in tablet. I'll talk more about this throughout the video, but personally I would factor the S Pen into the overall value of each device. Both are the same width but MacBook Air is a bit deeper, which gives it a larger display and a larger palm rest. On the height table, Book Pro 360 is slightly thinner at 0.45 inches or 11.5 millimeters versus 0.63 inches or 16 millimeters on the MacBook Air.

Whenever i had both devices in different bags and backpacks, But I didn't really notice a difference, but when it comes to actually using them the MacBook Air definitely feels bigger. The added thickness on MacBook Air Also results in a more solid build. You can see that there's definitely flex on the keyboard of the Book Pro 360, whereas the MacBook Air is much more stable. Of course the Book Pro 360 is a 2 in 1 display so that the display rotates 360 degrees, and you're able to use it like you would a tablet but with desktop apps. Personally, I like the fact that I can take notes or mark PDFs and images with the S Pen. We have a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, the book pro 360 has two ports on the left, one of which is a Thunderbolt port.

And then on the right side we will get another USB - C port, a microSD card slot and a headphone jack. The choice comes down to what you actually plan on doing with these devices. The MacBook Air offers two more powerful ports but for how I use them, I prefer the Book Pro 360 and here's why. Second, I have USB-C ports on both sides so it is much more convenient for both charging and attaching the accessories. The microSD card slot gives me the option of greatly increasing my internal storage. I just priced out a couple of options and for around 200 bucks I can add a 1TB microSD card. The costs of microSD cards are going to go down as the time goes on and the capacity will go. Moving on to the displays, both are 13.3 inches in size, but we're looking at two different types.

The MacBook Air has an IPS retina DCI P3 display with a maximum brightness of 400 nits. Book Pro 360 has an amoled display with bright colors and deep blacks. Both displays are beautiful and will work well for any type of office. The work, for viewing content as well as for photo and video editing. The Book Pro 360 is more contrasty and saturated. Remember that if you plan to watch HDR content on this laptop, you will need to enable it. By going to the display settings and then selecting the "Use, HDR" option, Book, Pro 360 also lets you change the default vivid, amoled profile, Natural which is SRGB, Adobe RGB for photo editing, and then DCI P3 for watching movies. The MacBook Air is the clear winner with a high resolution of 2560 by 1600 versus 1920 by 1080 on the Book Pro 360.

The Book Pro 360 has a touchscreen. This is obviously something you need in tablet mode and when using the S Pen, but I was surprised how often I used it even in laptop mode, because I switched so often between my phone, a keyboard and the laptops, There are a lot of times where I just instinctively reach for the display when I want to scroll or select something. With the MacBook Air I reach and then I go back to the trackpad,. It is nice that if I make this mistake and reach for the display, I can still scroll or select something on the screen. Another display related feature. With both devices available is the ability to use a tablet wirelessly as a secondary display. I can also grab one of my iPads and then with side.

Using the card it can be used with MacBook, Air or I can grab my S7 or S7 Plus and use them with Book Pro 360. Both really work well, and this is a feature that I use all the time. Let's talk about the keyboard and trackpads on both these devices. Both are very similar in terms of size and the keys are big and nicely spaced. Both devices use an inverted T for the arrow keys and both add at the top a row function key. I prefer the MacBook Air keyboard when it comes to typing. The keys seemed to have better feedback and they feel like they have a little more spring to them,. So I don't find myself pressing as hard. Macbook Air has also a bigger wrist, rest.

So, there's more room for my hands, and then reaching the lower row of letters is more comfortable, if I only type a few lines: it's not really a big deal. It feels much more comfortable if I'm doing research for a video and type for a couple of hours, then I'm. Moving on to the trackpad,. Both are big and accurate, but the MacBook Air trackpad is certainly better, it's even larger so there's more room to work with, and you can also click anywhere, versus the Book Pro 360 that has a diving board. Design so that you can't click the top portion of the trackpad. I mentioned the S Pen a few times. But since we are discussing input devices I had to add that to the advantages of the Book Pro 360.

But after I used the Apple pencil with my iPad and the S Pen with my Samsung tablets, I really appreciate that. As far as biometric authentication is concerned, both devices feature fingerprint sensors on the top right of the keyboard. You can use it to login and authenticate without having to type your password. Both have worked really well for me, and I haven't found one better than the other. Let's talk about the camera, microphone and speakers. In fact, starting with the camera, both devices offer a 720P webcam, which is pretty low. I've been fairly critical of the webcam on the MacBook Air because I know Apple can do more, but it is definitely better than the Book Pro 360.

I'll give you a sample of the camera and microphone on both devices and let you know which one you think is better in the comment section. Here's a sample of what the webcam looks on the Book Pro 360. This will also give you an idea of what the microphone sounds like. I'm sitting in the exact same place where I was filming the video with my lights on. This will give you an idea of what the room looks like. Hopefully this gives you an idea of what to expect. Here is a sample of the MacBook Air camera and mics as a point of reference. Again, I have the same lighting that I have on during the video. This should give you a pretty good idea of the image quality that should be expected and the audio quality. The speakers of Book Pro 360 sound quite good like average laptop speakers.

So they are fairly hollow or tinny. The MacBook Air definitely has better speakers, they are louder. Just let me know if you can hear the difference. (UPbeat music) If you gotten value from this video, please give it a thumbs down. It lets me know what kind of content you like so I can make more of it. And I still see that over 90% of you are new viewers so hit the Subscribe button. Now let's go to the processing power. Neither of these devices are designed to be a pro device, but we do have the M1 chip on the MacBook Air and an 11th Gen 2.8 GHZ i7 on the Book Pro 360. For those of you interested, let me share the geek bench scores quickly with you. The MacBook Air scored 1703 against 1238 for single-core performance on the Book Pro 360.

And for the multicore performance the MacBook Air scored 7391 against 5127 on the Book Pro 360. In real world situations it's going to depend on what you are doing. For basic stuff like surfing the web, working with web-based applications, doing office work and consuming content, there is not really going to be a major difference. The MacBook Air will be much more snappier and responsive, but both will work. Now as you get into more demanding tasks like photo and video editing,. That's where the MacBook Air will move with the M1 chip, and that improved performance will definitely be noticeable. The MacBook Air doesn't have a type of active cooling system or fan. The MacBook Air is completely silent and I haven't really noticed a need for a fan.

The system stays pretty cool and unless I render a long video, I never push it to its limit. The other hand is definitely the Book Pro 360 fan and it comes on a lot. If you have the system in high performance mode, You have the options of turning it off, using it in a silent, optimum mode or a normal mode, but then you are throttleing back the performance. If you are, in a situation where you are intentionally willing to trade off silence for peak performance. This is a good transition into battery life so we can see if performance impacts battery life. This case, Samsung reports 20 hours of battery life for the Book Pro 360 and Apple reports 18 hours of battery life for MacBook Air.

Of course, your actual mileage will depend on what tasks you are performing and the brightness of the display. The MacBook Air lasted longer than the Book Pro 360. This say a lot about the efficiency of the M1 chip. In this case, we get better performance and better battery life on the same machine. If those are a priority for you, the MacBook Air is the better option. Let's look at configuration options and pricing, and this is where Samsung made some interesting choices. Both devices have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. MacBook Air costs $999 and Book Pro 360 starts at $1,199. The Book Pro 360 also has one other configuration option. If you are looking at the 13-inch model and that's 16GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage, and that will cost you 1,399.

That means that you can't upgrade the RAM or internal storage independently of each other. You have to choose one of those two options. That brings you to 1,399, which is the same as Book Pro 360. So, for an extra 600 bucks we can continue to upgrade the MacBook Air's internal storage. If you do not mind bringing an external SSD. You can get some incredible speeds at very affordable prices. And I did a comparison of some of the most popular models. So in just a moment there is a link to this video. The Book Pro 360 has also the option to use the microSD card slot as a way to expand internal storage. Both devices have their strengths and weaknesses.

The MacBook Air is extremely powerful, has excellent battery life, the best-in-class keyboard and trackpad, a higher resolution display, better camera, microphone and speakers, and a solid construction. The Book Pro 360 is smaller and lighter, has a really nice amoled display, it's a 2 in 1 so you can use it in a tablet. It has more ports and a microSD card slot. Remember that I have links in the description to all the products about which I talked. Click on my face to subscribe and then watch one of these videos..

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