The MacBook Air has for long been one of the best ultra portable laptops available, but the competition has been getting tougher by the. Let us compare it to the new Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 2 and the Sony Vaio Pro 13, two ultra books that look likely to make life tough for Apple.

A major selling of any Apple product has always been the distinctive styling, and it is the same with the MacBook Air. But the Yoga Pro 2 and the Vaio Pro 13 are amazing to look at and both lighter than the MacBooks Air in addition, the Yoga Pro 2 can bend all the way back to become in to a tablet and the Vaio Pro 13 is currently rated as the lightest ultra book available! All of these ultra books use the latest Intel Haswell micro processor, and that means that they all do quite well on battery life, yet while the Yoga Pro 2 and the Vaio Pro 13 only offer about six hours of battery life, the MacBook Air can run for almost 12 hours on moderate usage. When it comes to screen the Yoga Pro 2 is by far the best with a resolution of 3,200 by 1,800. The Vaio comes in second at 1,920 by 1,080 and the MacBook Air trails with only 1,440 by 900; in addition, the MacBook Air is the only one not to have a touch screen.

In conclusion, the MacBook Air 13 is definitely the laptop for those who consider battery life to be the most important thing but bear in mind the Vaio Pro 13 can be bought with an optional larger battery that will shorten the MacBooks Air 13’s lead. In almost every other aspect, the MacBook Air 13 seems to be beaten by the Yoga Pro 2 and the Vaio Pro 13.