Surface Book or Retina MacBook Pro: Which suits you the best?

Both Microsoft and Apple are technology mammoths and are known for offering a wide and exhaustive range of technically-advanced and upgraded products that improve the quality of life and are widely used for various purposes. Microsoft Surface Book and Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display are two powerful laptops from giant brands that attract users with their unique features. With a powerful hardware and a removable keyboard having an innovative hinge, the Surface Book has 3 different display modes. That is why the stylish, formidable, and hybrid ultraportable laptop Surface Book emerges as an alternative to the market-dominating line of Apple MacBook Pro. Check out a comparison between both of them.


Undoubtedly, Microsoft seems to borrow design cues from Apple and the look and appearance of the Surface Book matches some of the already existing Apple products. With a magnesium casing, 3.34 pounds weight, and 0.51/12.30/9.14 inches (HWD) and 3.34 pounds, Surface Book enjoys a smooth, silver laptop and is really slimmer than 13-inch MacBook Pro that is available in the competitive market with a measurement of 0.71/12.35/8.62 inches (HWD), including a weight of 3.48 pounds. In terms of the price, both laptops are more or less equal. You will find the Surface Book costlier ($1,499 starting price) than renowned Retina MacBook Pro ($1,299 starting price).

13.5-inch Surface Book dons a superior display over the 13-inch Retina Apple MacBook Pro. Thanks to 3,000/2000” resolution touch screen. The 13.3-inch Macbook Pro has 2,560/1,600 resolution. With a 6th generation Intel Skylake processor and a Core i5 and 8GB of memory, MS Surface Book can be configured with a Core i7, discrete Nvidia GPU, 16GB of memory, and up to 1TB of storage. 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with a Core i5 and 8GB of memory, Core i7 and 16GB of memory. Interestingly, both the laptops have 128GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage and integrated Intel graphics. Apple MacBook Pro Support.

Despite some visible differences, there are some similarities between the two. Both of them provide laptop users with 2USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, SD card slots, and 802.11ac wireless. MacBook Pro has 2 Thunderbolt ports and the Surface Book has a Mini DisplayPort with another port called ‘SurfaceConnect’ which is used for Microsoft’s new Surface Dock. The Surface Book offers 12 hours of video playback whereas Apple’s machine allows 11 hours and 10 minutes of daily battery life.

You can detach the Surface Book from its keyboard. You can use the laptop as a tablet with facility to rotate the screen. Available with a Surface Pen, the Surface Book lets you use portable clipboards and creative canvases. Apart from all given features, both the laptops have their OSs as a deciding factor. With Apple Help and Microsoft Help, users of both the laptops can resolve their issues in an effective manner.

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