The Macbook Pro Challenger – Microsoft Surface Book Review
How many times have you wished to enjoy the portability of a tablet and convenience of a laptop together? Microsoft has launched a hybrid just to make such convenience available. Microsoft’s Surface Book is literally split into two- the keyboard and the display. Together they harbor to be a marvelous notebook. Flip the cover, lay it flat, put it down on upon the keyboard or detach it to use it as a gigantic tablet! It transitions from one look to another with ease.
Microsoft has launched a challenger to step into the zone of Windows 10 laptops and be the budding champion amongst consumers. Conventional PC manufacturers have a reason to worry now. This gadget offers the finest features but at a premium price.
However, Microsoft takes the big dig to compete against just one company – Apple. Both present and potential MacBook Pro users are likely to be attracted to this Microsoft product.
Let us see whether with its crazy hinge and flexible design, Surface Book manages to stand up with MacBook Pro (13-inch version).
The look is dashing. It has a complete aluminum look, which gives it a groovy edge! The cover displays a reflective Windows logo, which is cool. It is not as sleek and glossy as the MacBook, but the groovy look has its own class.
The display is a stunning 3000x 2000 pixels, 13.5-inch piece. The output is clear, precise and detailed. The viewing angles are amazing. The show stealer here is its touch-enabled and pen-enabled feature. With a PPI of 267 and at 13 inches, it belongs to the retina-class in every way. MacBook Pro, has a PPI of only 227 and is retina-class at 15 inches.
As opposed to Microsoft’s Core i7 processor, the Apple MacBook Pro uses a Core i5. The CPU performance seems similar. The battery life of Microsoft is a whopping 12 hours when used with the keyboard. The screen when used as a tablet, gives a battery life of 3 hours. The MacBook Pro on the other hand sports a 10 hours battery life.
The company’s VP engineering Panos Panay brags the Surface Book to be doubly faster than the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro consumes a great wattage. It is installed with the dual-core 28-watt chip and 2.7 GHZ basic clock speed. On the other hand, the Surface Books has the Skylake dual-core, which is a 15-watt chip. It sports a cool clock speed of 2.4GHz and a 3GHz Turbo Boost.
To cut it short, the Surface Book is a terrific device. It is a show stealer with its distinctive and well-constructed design. As a tablet, it is strikingly light and exhibits a gorgeous screen! The pen input is a remarkable feature and works well. The keyboard is comfortable to use and the performance is swift. For those who feel hesitant to shell out large bucks for the premium model, can choose from the six available varieties.