Apple MacBook Pro Vs Microsoft Surface Book

Last Updated: November 22, 2016
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Apple and Microsoft are introduced new devices in consecutive days of October 2016 in the category of Laptops. Apple introduced new Macbook Pro with Touch bar where as Microsoft introduced new Surface Book with Surface dial and Surface pen to increase the productivity of the customers. It will be interesting to see what is in Apple MacBook Pro Vs Microsoft Surface Book as a side by side comparison.

Touch bar and Surface dial are new concepts for input to the laptop. Touch bar resides into the Macbook Pro Keyboard in Place of Function keys where as the Surface Dial is a separate device that can be used to control the display in a different manner.

Although both devices are the improved versions from their predecessors, it will be good to have a quick comparison what Apple and Microsoft are offering with the new devices. Here we can see a quick comparison of specifications that might be helpful about the hardware features of both devices.

Apple MacBook Pro Vs Microsoft Surface Book

MacBook ProSurface Book
Display resolution2560� (227ppi)3000� (267ppi)
Display TypeRetinaPixelSense Touch
Screen size13″ & 15″13.5″
ProcessorCore i5 Core i7Core i5 – Core i7
GraphicsAMD Radeon ProIntel HDNVIDIA GeForce GPU
RAM8GB16GB8GB16GB
Storage256GB1TB128GB1TB
Battery10 hrs movie16hrs video
Camera720p Face time5MP front, 8MP rear
Finger PrintTouch ID sign inHello sign in
IO ports Thunderbolt x 24 ports, head phoneUSB 3.0 x 2, SD card reader, Surface connect, headset, Mini display port, Hall effect
Voice AssistantSiriCortana
SpeakerStereoStereo with Dolby Audio Premium
Pen SupportNoYes, Surface Pen
SensorsLight, Force Touch track padLight, Accelero,Gyro,Magneto, Hall effect
Other featuresTouch bar & touch IDTPM Chip, Surface Dial
Weight3.02lbs4.02lbs3.34lbs
Dimensions304.1mmx212.4mmx14.9mm349.3mmx240.7mmx15.5mm312.3mm x 232.1mm x 13.0 – 22.8mm
Prize$1499 without Touch bar, $1799,$2399$1499$3299
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Both the devices are good in specifications and almost similar in most of the specifications. MacBook Pro runs with the updated MacOS Sierra and Surface book runs on latest Windows 10 OS.

The combination of the best hardware and software gives the breathtaking performance in these devices and the build quality of these devices are already proven and known to all.

Apple Macbook Vs Microsoft Surface Pro

There are downgraded versions of these devices named as Surface Pro and MacBook from Microsoft and Apple respectively for those wants to experience the features and quality with marginally less cost.

It will be also worthwhile to have a quick look of comparison among these devices in the same pattern we followed above. Here we will see a quick comparison of the technical specifications of MacBook and Surface Pro 4.

MacBook Surface Pro 4
Display resolution2304� (226ppi)2736X1824 (267ppi)
Display TypeRetinaPixelSense Touch
Screen size12″12.3″
ProcessorCore m3Core m5Core m3 Core i7
GraphicsIntel HD graphicsIntel HD graphics
RAM8GB4GB,8GB,16GB
Storage256GB512GB128GB1TB
Battery11hrs video9hrs video
Camera480p FaceTime5MP front, 8MP rear
Finger PrintNAhello face sign
IO portsThunderbolt portUSB3, Micro SD card reader, Surface connect, headset, Mini display port,Cover port
Voice AssistantSiriCortana
SpeakerStereoStereo with Dolby Audio Premium
Pen SupportNoYes
SensorsForce Touch track padLight, Accelero, Gyro, Magneto
Other featuresTPM Chip, Surface dial
Weight2.03lbs1.69lbs
Dimensions280.5mmx196.5mmx13.1mm292.10mm x 201.42mm x 8.45mm
Prize$1299$1599 $899$2699

All the above devices are the flagship devices in their category and the people loves to own them.

The processing powers are getting increased and the size being reduced year by year making them most attractive and effortless to use compared to the older generation. New supporting are devices are also introduced to make the usage of these devices better and better.

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