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Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro

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Microsoft. Remember them?

They made Windows, got themselves into almost every home and office in the world and then, after a few decades of mixed decisions (Xbox - great, Windows 8 - woeful), became the underdogs of the tech world.

On 6 October, they put together a press conference that looked to shrug off this lower order status.

Alongside a flurry of new smartphones and hybrids was this - the Surface Book. 

In this slither of tech is Microsoft's vision of future computing - a device that can be a proper tablet and a proper laptop at the same time

The former king of PCs wasn't shy in its ambition, openly comparing the new Surface Book to the current hardback champion - Apple's MacBook Pro. 

Here's how the two line up.

  Surface Book MacBook Pro
Price Starting at $1,499 Starting at $1,299
Touch Screen Yes No
Processor Intel Core i5 or i7 Intel Core i5 or i7
RAM 8GB or 16GB 8GB or 16GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD
Battery Life Up to 12 hours Up to 10 hours
Resolution 3,000 x 2,000 2,560 x 1,600
USB Ports 2x USB 3.0, full-size SD card reader 2x USB 3.0
Stylus Yes No

In short - you've got a more powerful, more versatile offer in the Surface Book, for a few more monies than the Macbook Pro.

Let us know your preferred option below.

[Via: Microsoft]

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