Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro: Pricing will be a deciding factor in USA

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro: Pricing will be a deciding factor in USA

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro: Pricing will be a deciding factor in USA

Which one is the best? Microsoft’s Surface Book vs MacBook Pro comparison seems to be on every one’s mind. While Microsoft Surface has just been launched in the market, Apple Macbook Pro is already a market leader and well entrenched in the market.

People are wondering as to which one is going to fit their needs. Both are exceptional products and both are going to remain competitors in the market for a long time to come.

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Looks can be deceptive. But when it comes to Macbook Pro, it is exceptional in looks and innards. The MacBook Pro is made out of aluminum and designed so that all of its parts fit within the single piece shell. The company calls its latest model the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The bottom edges of the MacBook Pro curve up until they hit a flush surface that holds all the devices port’s. The device comes with a MagSafe 2 connector, two Thunderbolt 2 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and a headset jack. It also has a media card slot and a full-size HDMI port for connecting to larger displays. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11Ac Wi-Fi as well.


Display is the forte of the product. MacBook Pro’s Retina Display has a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The displays with higher resolutions offer more detail. The $1499 model integrates a 2.7GHZ dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. $1299 gets users the same model MacBook Pro with a smaller amount of storage, 128GB of storage to be precise.


Redmond based tech giant has done exceptionally well in all the aspects. On the other hand, the Surface Book costs $1499, the same price as MacBook Pro with Retina Display and 256GB of storage. The device’s base is still magnesium, with convex silver keys jutting from its solid frame. The Surface Book is thinner when closed in the front than it is the back. This is because the device uses what the company calls a fulcrum hinge to hold the display in place. This hinge ensures that the display wobbles less when a user interacts with it using its 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display.


When it comes to innards Microsoft Surface Book has a memory card reader, a headset jack, two USB 3.0 ports and MiniDisplay port. A 5 megapixel camera for self-portraits and video chatting competes with the FaceTime camera on Apple’s professional notebooks. Moreover, it has an 8 megapixel front-facing camera and dual microphones as well. As tapping a button on the magnesium keyboard of Surface Book undocks the display. It disconnects from the batteries and graphics processor in its base and switches to internal batteries that allow users take the 13.5-inch tablet anywhere they want. An ambient light sensor, magnetometer, accelerometer and gyroscope help nail the tablet experience.

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