Happy Thanksgiving again, and now that all the tryptophan has worn off... It's Saturday afternoon, and I'm sitting here with my x360-14 on my lap, watching some meaningless college football game, and reflecting on my Microsoft negativity I've opined about in various threads today, and I'm here to tell everyone THERE IS STILL HOPE. The x360-14, more specifically Windows 10 with an 11th gen EVO certified ultrabook, is THE ultrabook solution, and answer to MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13, that you are looking for. The rest of my comments are x360-14 specific, but I am certain they apply to comparable systems from Dell and Lenovo (where are you Surface?). Processor Power - let's get this out of the way first. M1 IS probably more powerful and battery efficient than even the i7-1165. That is not the whole story, as within the Win 10 Pro environment, it is the snappiest performance and most battery efficient processor in my experience. That's clearly anecdotal, but I don't get hung up on benchmark performance, and how the system feels and responds doing my productivity workload is what counts, right? Isn't it always about _______ (put your name here)? Design - again subjective, but x360-14 wins hands down. System color; diamond cuts; ports (more below); screen (again, more below); 90% screen to body ratio. Sorry Apple fans - the MBA and MBP are stodgy looking. Screen - I brought my x360-14 to BB and looked side by side with the M1 - my 3:2 OLED display kicks Apple butt (again subjective, and definitely do not have @desertlap 's excellent display eye). The 3:2 is so far superior to the Windows OEM standard 16:9 that if you do ANYTHING besides watch movies, you really owe yourself the screen real estate. Ports - no doubt here, HP wins hands down. Two full Thunderbolt 4 ports - not just USB-4 with Thunderbolt 3 - that's not huge but I still get to wink at the camera. Then we get a full size USB-A - thank you from the USB stick gods. Rounding out the ports is good old fashion headphone jack AND a mSDXC slot that the card fits nearly flush with the frame. Ram - a tie - up to 16gb. Storage - a tie - well not really - going from 1tb to 2tb is a big win for HP - a whopping $160 upgrade compared to Apple's insane $400. Now before you start whining about the vastly faster Apple SSD just STOP - where does that really tip the scales in every day use - are you searching 1TB databases all day? Now, for the rest (best part) of the story - what do you get that Apple won't even consider, which to this feeble mind are game changers for HP: Touch Screen - if you don't like touch, stop and skip to #2. For the rest of the world, touch is a wonderful additional input interface, from scrolling long pages to resizing images, even touch targets. If you don't like it, you don't have to use it, but Apple is being an ass by refusing to add it to the Macs (or unbelievably self-serving to force users to have to buy an iPad), especially while crowing so loudly about how you can run almost any iOS app, which are INHERENTLY touch. Pen -although the HP pen SUCKS, the system works well with a Surface Pen, and is acceptable with a Bamboo Ink. Again, Apple's refusal in this just forces you to the iPad. Edit, annotate, and sign away to your heart's content. 2-in-1 Screen - again, an incredible productivity boost. Is it a good tablet - NO. Can I fold it over and open a Chrome and OneNote side by side (or better top and bottom in portrait mode) and note away. Compare two versions of a Word document - again, you get t do what you want to try to do, not what Apple says you can do. Multiple Monitor Support - HP yes, Apple no. That would ordinarily be enough, but intrepid users have pushed the M1 to support multiple monitors - Apple's response is "that's not supposed to work, we'll fix that" - what do you want to bet that means we'll close that loophole? Windows Software Compatibility - just like I said I could always use Cloud PC to supplement Windows needs on an M1 with native Office for M1, more mix and match scrambling by the user. Why? So is Wintel losing the war to Apple ASi - probably - but I'd say we're only at the first battle, and Wintel, thanks to 11th gen EVO systems, has the upper hand for now. M1 is a masterful first salvo with much to come next summer, but we have some great systems on our side of the table as well. PS - I did not address price, but I still think HP wins here at each SKU upgrade, AND you have unbelievable vendor discounts on the HP - thanks to @desertlap I got my near top specs (1tb vs 2tb) for an unbelievable $1299 - no Apple vendor could ever touch that.