Surface, Apple or a standard to purchase


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I need to purchase another laptop. The use is mainly for information gathering online, MS Office, and watch the occasional movie. Therefore I was looking for a surface or an apple because of the resolution. And because it is for basic use I don't want to spend more than $1300. But I do like something that can last more than 2, or 3 years. I have never used a mac other than my Iphones.
The specs for surfaces are small, mac air as well. It's only the resolution that caught me.

Any opinions if I am making the right decision, or thoughts on other laptops I might have missed.

Thanks for the help!