Updated 11:07 PM EDT, Tue, May 26, 2020

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple's Macbook Pro 2016: Facts & Rumors

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Microsoft has dubbed its first laptop as the MacBook Pro Killer --- and with a sharper, larger screen, it seems like they're on the way to doing so. However, with the Surface Book costing a whopping $200 more than Apple's MacBook Pro, there aren't many lining up for it, either.

However, Tech Insider put the laptops head to head to see which one's better and here are their specs:

The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 with a 227ppi screen resolution and is relatively light for its 13.3-inch display size at 3.48 pounds. The model is equipped with a 5th-gen Intel i% 2.7GHz dual core processor and 8 to 16GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the MacBook Pro has a 128GB starting storage capacity, but models can offer up to 1TB for those with heavy-duty laptop use. It also has a long battery life. Even with video playing, it can offer up to 12 hours of work, and is using the new Mac OS X El Capitan. For these specs, the MacBook Pro is actually pretty good for its value.

The Surface Book, on the other hand, is $200 more expensive than the MacBook Pro, with a price tag starting at $1,499. However, the 13.5-inch display laptop boasts of a 267ppi screen resolution and weighs 3.48 pounds. It has a 6th-gen Intel i% 2.4GHz dual core processor, which is a step above the MacBook Pro. However, like Apple's product, it has 8 to 16GB of RAM and 128GB to 1TB internal storage. It also has 12 hours worth of video playtime, like the MacBook Pro. As it is a Microsoft product, after all, it will come with a Windows 10 Pro OS system.

Other features of the Surface Book include a removable keyboard, touch screen capability, and a Surface Pen stylus is included in the package.

However, PC Mag noted that the MacBook Pro Killer has taken its cue from its competition. The Surface Book is a sleek, silver number with magnesium casing, which means that yes, it does look similar to Apple's MacBook Pro, and is stylish to boot. That being said, PC Mag concludes that the Surface Book seems well-equipped enough to take on the Retina MacBook Pro, because despite its more expensive price tag, it is lighter, slimmer, offers a better display and let's face it: the fact that it's convertible to a tab made it even better.

Until then, techies will have to wait until both are released to judge which one is better. Are you betting your money on Apple Inc or on Microsoft?

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