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MacBook Air (2020)
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TUF Gaming F15
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Advantages of the Apple MacBook Air (2020)
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for content creation
  • Good overall display quality
  • Best in class overall build quality
  • Very good portability
  • Excellent battery life
  • Best in class speakers
  • Best in class keyboard
Advantages of the ASUS TUF Gaming F15
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

6.5
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
8.0
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
10.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.7/10
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 is very good for gaming and AI, while the Apple MacBook Air (2020) is only fair.

Engineering and Design

7.4
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
8.1
5.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.7/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 is very good for engineering and design, while the Apple MacBook Air (2020) is good.

Software Development

7.9
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
7.3
5.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Apple MacBook Air (2020) and ASUS TUF Gaming F15 are both good for software development, though the Apple MacBook Air (2020) is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

7.5
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
6.9
13.3in
SIZE
15.6in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
144Hz
395.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
257.0 nits
The Apple MacBook Air has a better screen than the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 for general use, engineering and design, software development, and content creation.

Battery

15.0 Hours
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
5.0 Hours
The Apple MacBook Air has 15 hours of battery life. The ASUS TUF Gaming F15 has 5 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
Good
13.3in
SIZE
15.6in
2.8 lbs
WEIGHT
4.8 lbs
0.6in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Apple MacBook Air (2020) has very good portability, while the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 has good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

10.0
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
7.2
The Apple MacBook Air (2020) has best in class build quality, while the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.0
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
7.6
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
395.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
257.0 nits
15.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
9.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
8.9/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.1/10
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Apple MacBook Air (2020) to be very good for general use, while the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 is good.

Content Creation

8.0
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
7.7
5.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.2/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Apple MacBook Air (2020) to be very good for content creation, while the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 is good.

Cost

$1,309
MacBook Air (2020)
TUF Gaming F15
$1,341
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$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

$2,000

The Apple MacBook Air (2020) has a price of $1,309 and the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 costs $1,341.

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How the Apple MacBook Air (2020) and the ASUS TUF Gaming F15 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Apple MacBook Air (2020)ASUS TUF Gaming F15
Apple MacBook Air (2020)ASUS TUF Gaming F15

GENERAL

Price
$1,309
$1,341
Release Date
November 1, 2020May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12'' x 8.4'' x 0.63''13.9'' x 9.9'' x 0.93''
Weight
2.8 lbs4.85 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Apple M1Intel i7-12700H
Graphics
M1 (7C) RTX 4070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
44

BATTERY

Battery Life
15 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
49.9 Wh90 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"15.6"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16001920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz144Hz
Display Brightness
395 nits257 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
10/107.2/10
Portability Score
9/107.1/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoYes
Fan Noise Score
10/106.8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
9.5/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
9.5/106.8/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
02
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
13
Thunderbolt Version
34

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Apple MacBook Air (2020)

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Andreas Osthoff | July 2022
"The Apple MacBook Air M2 Entry is a very good, but too expensive daily MacBook. The new MacBook Air M2 is undoubtedly once again a very good mobile companion, but we are still a little bit disappointed on a very high level, which is definitely connected with the increased price point. The new chassis is extremely slim and the front edge is no problem during typing, but the bezels are pretty wide for a modern device and in addition with the vertical space required for the notch, the new Air has larger footprint than some Windows rivals."

ASUS TUF Gaming F15

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Allen Ngo | March 2022
"Aside from all the chassis updates, the new TUF Gaming is most notable for its much higher TGP target of 140 W compared to only 95 W on the previous generation. PC makers everywhere are using the same GeForce GPUs this year since Nvidia has yet to launch the successor to the mobile RTX 3000 series. The more demanding processors of the new TUF Gaming has directly impacted battery life and the size of the AC adapter. Don't expect runtimes to be longer than on the previous generation under most conditions and be prepared to carry around an even larger AC adapter than before."

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About Apple

Apple, an American technology company, is one of the world’s largest company in terms of market capitalization. Their MacBook laptops feature a slim, minimalistic design, class-leading battery life, and premium display and speaker quality. In 2020 Apple switched from using Intel processors to their own silicon chips which have excellent performance and efficiency. The macOS operating system is the second most widely used OS, after Windows.

About ASUS

ASUS, a Taiwanese electronics brand, is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. The majority of their laptops are targeted towards personal use or gaming. Their most popular product lines include the budget-friendly VivoBook, more premium ZenBook, and their TUF and ROG gaming laptops, the latter of which has a reputation for excellent gaming performance.

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