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Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro

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 BookMacBook Pro
PriceStarting at $1,499Starting at $1,299
Touch ScreenYesNo
ProcessorIntel Core i5 or i7Intel Core i5 or i7
RAM8GB or 16GB8GB or 16GB
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD
Battery LifeUp to 12 hoursUp to 10 hours
Resolution3,000 x 2,0002,560 x 1,600
USB Ports2x USB 3.0, full-size SD card reader2x USB 3.0
StylusYesNo

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]