Surface Book is ready to hit the market and is already available for pre-order on Microsoft Store now. Everyone is having a feeling that Microsoft Surface Book is a tough competitor for MacBook Pro 13. It’s look very interesting when we see names of both products as Apple chose “Pro” from Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Microsoft love was in “Book” from Apple’s MacBook. But rather looking on names lets have a closer comparison of both powerful devices. Apple’s MacBook Pro 13 is already in market starting from $1,299 for its lowest configuration model which goes up to $1,799. Microsoft’s Surface Book is their first and ultimate laptop with killer specification which includes Graphics Card involvement in their high configuration model.
|Hardware Experience||Surface Book||MacBook Pro 13|
|Processor||6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 or i7||5th GEn Intel® Core™ i5|
|Graphics||i5: Intel® HD Graphics 520
i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor
|Intel Iris Graphics 6100|
|Memory||8Gb or 16GB RAM||8GB|
|Storage||Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB||Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Display||Screen: 13.5” PixelSense™ display |
Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)
| Aspect ratio: 3:2
| Touch: 10 point multi-touch
|Screen: 13.3” IPS technology |
Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (227 PPI)
|Size||12.30” x 9.14” x 0.51 – 0.90”||12.35″ x 8.62″ x 0.71″|
|Weight||Starting at 3.34 pounds (1,516 grams) including keyboard||3.48 pounds|
|Battery||Up to 12 hours of video playback||Up to 12 hours of video playback|
|Camera||5.0 MP front-facing and 8.0 MP rear-facing||720p FaceTime HD camera, No rear camera|
|Stylus or pen||Surface Pen Included||Not included|
|Price||Starts at $1499||Starts at $1299|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro||OS X El Capitan|
Microsoft came up with an unique product which is definitely an ultimate laptop and because of inclusion of Graphics card, Surface Book beats every other gadgets in similar range. Although Nvidia gaphics is available only in the highest configuration model featuring Intel Core i7 with 512 GB SSD and 16 GB of RAM. Right now Surface Book is available as pre order on Microsoft Store. It’s lowest configuration model is priced at $1499, which powers up with Intel Core i5, 128 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM whereas the highest is priced at $2699.
If we look at MacBook Pro 13 which starts at a bit low as compared to Surface Book, it’s price is $1299 which is for the lowest configuration model featuring Intel Core i5 (5th gen), 128 GB storage and 8GB of RAM. It’s upper model costs $1799 with Intel Core i5, 512GB SSD and 8GB of RAM.
If we talk about creativity, then here Microsoft beats Apple with its unique style of mixing touch with pen and mouse. Surface Book is not only a brand but it’s a creative powerhouse capable of adapting environment in the way you want work on it. Innovation is at its peak if its gets mixed with your creativity too. Go with bare hands or use stylus or work with mouse, all three combined on a single device.
Microsoft states as their Surface Book is twice as fast as MacBook Pro and if we look at specs it’s clear that Surface Book is far above in configuration if compared with Apple’s MacBook Pro 13. So we recommend giving a try to Surface Book as it’ll not be disappointing. Happy Windows Computing.