Apple released the new upgraded version of MacBook Pro with a new feature, the touch bar. This touch bar can prove useful in various conditions like when you are editing or surfing pictures, writing e-mails or logging into your MacBook (the touch bar comes with the touch ID on the right end.) The new MacBook looks fantastic but it might cost you a lot of money and yes it comes with MacOS. So, if you are a Windows fan and like to mess around Windows then here are some MacBook 2016 alternatives which you should consider.

5Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Book is the latest two in one notebook from Microsoft with a detachable keyboard and a Surface Pen. The display on the Surface Book is 13.5 inches with Pixel Sense technology and 3000 X 2000 resolution and 267 ppi pixel density. You can choose from 8 GB or 16 GB RAM variant.

Microsoft Surface Book is powered by a sixth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. Microsoft gives variety of storage options; 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. You have to pay more for higher storage models because these are all SSD storage options. The battery life on this laptop is 12 hours but with the performance base (the keyboard part attached), it goes up to 16 hours.


  • 13.5 inches Pixel Sense display, 3000 X 2000 and 267 ppi
  • 8 GB / 16 GB RAM
  • 6th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • 128 GB/ 256 GB/ 512 GB/ 1 TB SSD
  • NVIDIA GeForce with 1 GB DDR5 memory
  • Up to 12 hours of video playback, 16 hours with performance base

4Lenovo Yoga Book

3Microsoft Surface Pro 4

2Razer Blade Stealth

If you know about Razer then you know what I am going to talk about; power! ultimate power! This power now comes packed in a half inch thin laptop and it weighs only 1.2 kilos. The Razer Blade Stealth is an ultimate power itself, but when you attach the Razer Core (external graphics card) to this laptop, it turns into a The Optimus Prime with its mighty sword (Razer Core sells separately).

Razer Blade Stealth comes with two variants according to the display resolution; QHD and 4K. The storage options are 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB SSD goes up to 1 TGB SSD in4K model. The memory is 16 GB which is fixed so you cannot add more RAM sticks but you know, 16 GB RAM is fine.


  • 12.3 QHD/4K resolution
  • 128 GB/256 GB/512 GB/1 TB SSD options
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Windows 10 64 bit
  • 7th gen Intel Core i7 dual-core processor
  • 53.6 Wh li-ion polymer battery

1HP Spectre

HP recently came up with an ultrabook with so much power and elegance. The whole ultrabook is just 10.4 mm thick and weighs approx 1.1 kilos. This beauty packs Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with 8 GB memory.

The laptop comes with a full HD 13 inch IPS display and Band and Olufsen full facing stereo speakers. The battery is capable of a full 9 hours of work hours with a single charge. You might be missing some connectivity options which you need in a laptop like a USB Type A port, SD card slot and an HDMI port.


  • Windows 10 OS
  • SSD storage up to 512 GB
  • 6th gen Intel core i series processor
  • Up to 8 GB memory
  • 3 X USB Type-C ports including two Thunderbolt port


Apple did a great job with adding a new feature to the new Mac Book Pro but also removed some features which a laptop should have. Well, these laptops can fulfil those needs for you and still cost you less than (most of them) the new Mac Book Pro. These Windows alternatives will make you forget about the Touch Bar feature of the new MacBook Pro 2016.