Microsoft Surface Book vs. Apple MacBook Pro: Which One to Go For?

Microsoft Surface Book vs. Apple MacBook Pro

With the stiff competition and increased sales, the market for laptops is getting more and more aggressive. Manufacturers are trying to make their products lighter, feature rich and affordable at the same time, competing with the all-time favorite Apple MacBook Pro but gone are the days when MacBook used to reign the laptop segment. A lot of worthy competitors have now sprung up and one such device that we will be talking about today is the Microsoft Surface Book. So if you’re wondering whether to sell MacBook away and get a Surface Book, you’ve come to the right place. So let’s compare the MacBook Pro with the Surface Book.

Microsoft Surface Book vs. Apple MacBook Pro

Starting with the specs that are a direct measure of the performance of the laptops, both the devices have almost similar specs. Surface Book carries the 6th generation Intel i5 processor paired with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. MacBook pro on the other hand comes with a 5th generation Intel i5 processor paired with a similar 8 GB RAM and 128 GB on board storage. In terms of performance, the Surface Book leaves the MacBook Pro behind.

Talking about the display, both the devices have pretty amazing displays but the Surface Book has an edge over the MacBook Pro here. The Surface Book boasts of 3000 X 2000 pixels while the MacBook Pro comes with 2560 X 1600 pixels which is a considerable difference.

Coming to the design for which both the MacBook Pro and the Surface Book have been appreciated time and over, comparing these two on this basis was a tough call as this is not a figurative comparison. However, we felt the Surface Book wins the battle here too. Boasting of a sleek all-silver body with a hinge that allows for the display to be taken off and used as a display, the Surface Book certainly has the oomph factor in the design. The MacBook Pro on the other hand comes in the same design as the previous version of MacBook except for the rounded edges which give it a better look. Taking dimensions into consideration, the Surface Book measures a little wider at 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.5-0.9-inch a compared to the MacBook Pro at 12.4 x 8.6 x 0.7-inch. The Surface Book is also marginally lighter at 3.34 pounds against 3.48 pounds.