apple-macbook-pro-vs-microsoft-surface-book

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 Pro Surface Book
Display resolution 2560×1600 (227ppi) 3000×2000 (267ppi)
Display Type Retina PixelSense Touch
Screen size 13" & 15" 13.5"
Processor Core i5 – Core i7 Core i5 – Core i7
Graphics AMD Radeon Pro/Intel HD NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU
RAM 8GB/16GB 8GB/16GB
Storage 256GB-1TB 128GB-1TB
Battery 10 hrs movie 16hrs video
Camera 720p Face time 5MP front, 8MP rear
Finger Print Touch ID sign in Hello sign in
IO ports Thunderbolt x 2-4 ports, head phone USB 3.0 x 2, SD card reader, Surface connect, headset, Mini display port, Hall effect
Voice Assistant Siri Cortana
Speaker Stereo Stereo with Dolby Audio Premium
Pen Support No Yes, Surface Pen
Sensors Light, Force Touch track pad Light, Accelero,Gyro,Magneto, Hall effect
Other features Touch bar & touch ID TPM Chip, Surface Dial
Weight 3.02lbs-4.02lbs 3.34lbs
Dimensions 304.1mmx212.4mmx14.9mm-349.3mmx240.7mmx15.5mm 312.3mm x 232.1mm x 13.0 – 22.8mm
Prize $1499 without Touch bar, $1799,$2399 $1499-$3299
Shop MacBook Pro Surface Book

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 resolution 2304×1440 (226ppi) 2736X1824 (267ppi)
Display Type Retina PixelSense Touch
Screen size 12" 12.3"
Processor Core m3-Core m5 Core m3 – Core i7
Graphics Intel® HD graphics Intel® HD graphics
RAM 8GB 4GB,8GB,16GB
Storage 256GB-512GB 128GB-1TB
Battery 11hrs video 9hrs video
Camera 480p FaceTime 5MP front, 8MP rear
Finger Print NA hello face sign
IO ports Thunderbolt port USB3, Micro SD card reader, Surface connect, headset, Mini display port,Cover port
Voice Assistant Siri Cortana
Speaker Stereo Stereo with Dolby Audio Premium
Pen Support No Yes
Sensors Force Touch track pad Light, Accelero, Gyro, Magneto
Other features - TPM Chip, Surface dial
Weight 2.03lbs 1.69lbs
Dimensions 280.5mmx196.5mmx13.1mm 292.10mm 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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