The most awaited Microsoft Surface Book got finally released on October 26th, 2015. People across the globe were waiting for Microsoft’s this laptop’s release as it is famously compared with Apple’s MacBook Pro laptop. Now that Microsoft’s player is entered, it is interesting to see which of these two contenders wins the battle of the laptops. Here are the major points that will help us understand which is better in the race of Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro. Let the battle begin!

Actually, Microsoft’s Surface Book and MacBook Pro don’t have much difference. However, the minute differences are enough to give us one winner. Let’s compare Microsoft Surface Book vs. Apple MacBook Pro on different aspects.

Performance: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro

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In the battle of Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro, performance is rather the most important factor that will decide the winner. Surface Book has 6th-Generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. On the other hand, MacBook Pro has 5th-Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage. Performance-wise, it was found that Surface Book is faster than the MacBook Pro as mentioned by Microsoft. As claimed by the software giant, Surface Book is certainly twice as fast as the MacBook Pro. Thus, Surface Book gets more points in performance than the MacBook Pro.

Design: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro

Design-wise, both these laptops score higher points when they are compared to other laptops from the same genre, such as HP and Dell.  However, when compared to each other Surface Book offers a sleek, all-silver, magnesium design. It also sports a unique and flexible hinge that keeps the laptop’s removable display from getting too shaky. On the other hand, the MacBook Pro is not very changed from its previous models. However, now it sports subtly curved corners and slip edges, which make it look chic.

Microsoft’s Surface Book weighs around 3.34 pounds; while the MacBook Pro is slightly heavier with 3.48 pounds. Though lighter in weight, Surface Book is wider than the MacBook Pro. Surface Book has dimensions as 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.5-0.9-inch, while MacBook Pro’s dimensions are 12.4 x 8.6 x 0.7-inch. Both are slim and handy; hence can be carried around when on-the-go.

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Surface Book consists of two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, a Mini Display Port and a Surface Connect port, which charges the PC and allows you to connect to the optional Surface Dock. On the other hand, MacBook Pro has two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an SD Card slot and two Thunderbolt 2 ports, which are ideal for connecting to large storage drives and high-definition displays.

From design and basic features perspective in a Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro; Surface Book gets more points.

Display: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro

As mentioned before, Surface Book has a wider display than the MacBook Pro. Along with this, Surface Book’s display is of 3000 x 2000 pixels, while the MacBook Pro has 2560 x 1600 pixel display. Thus, Microsoft’s laptop has slightly better display than Apple’s laptop.  And with this, Surface Book becomes the winner by offering sharper and more colorful display.

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Battery life: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro

When it comes to battery sustainability, Surface Book takes the slightly higher edge over MacBook Pro. Although when in the form of tablets, Surface Book’s battery may not last as long as that of laptop form; it still performs better than the MacBook Pro.

Price: Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro

The most important is the price. Here, MacBook Pro becomes more affordable with its starting price is $1299; while Surface Book starts at $1499. Hence, in case people who are looking for an affordable laptop, they might go for the MacBook Pro.

Our verdict:

Except for the price factor, Surface Book has scored plus points in almost all the sections. Hence, we feel that Surface Book is the winner of this battle of Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro.