Microsoft Surface Book vs. Apple MacBook Pro: Which one deserves your dollars?

November 11, 2015 18:29


Microsoft’s Surface Book has already drawn a great deal of press for its flexible design and crazy hinge. At its unveil, however, Microsoft took a number of potshots at one of the highest-regarded devices on the market today — Apple’s Macbook Pro. While we still don’t have all the specifications on Microsoft’s new laptop, we’ve got more than enough for a preliminary analysis of the two.

Since the Surface Book is only available in a 13.5-inch form factor, we’ll focus this comparison against the MacBook Pro 13-inch — though with some acknowledgements of the other Apple systems where appropriate. The Surface Book starts at $1,499, so we’ll compare primarily against the equivalent MacBook Pro.