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Surface Book: How Microsoft’s first laptop stacks up against Apple’s Macbook Pro

Surface Book is Microsoft's laptop that competes against the likes of Macbook Air but it is almost 50 percent faster thanks to discrete graphics and latest Intel Core processor

By: Tech Desk | Updated: October 7, 2015 5:39 pm
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While Apple turned iPad into Surface, Microsoft made a Macbook with its Surface Book. Surface Book is the first ever laptop built by Redmond-based Microsoft. With Surface Book, Microsoft won’t be fighting against Dell, Lenovo, Asus, HP and others rather it has created a benchmark on which partner OEMs will develop their products.

At the Windows 10 devices, Microsoft’s Panos Panay said, ‘We made Surface and our OEM partners have designed even better products with similar design.’ He called Surface clones from Lenovo, Dell, HP as beautiful computers. Microsoft wants to help OEM partners with a reference design to explore and evolve for consumers.

Microsoft’s presentation was not to criticise any competition device rather it was focused at demonstrating how better Surface Book is compared to competition. Microsoft called Macbook Air an incredible machine and yes it is incredible machine indeed.

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Microsoft Surface Book is powered by Intel’s Skylake processors and can be configured with top of the line specs. It has discrete graphics to do graphics processing on the go. In other words, where Surface Pro 4 ends Surface Book starts. It is a laptop at heart but can be turned into a 13.5-inch tablet on the go.

While Microsoft’s direct competitor is Apple’s 13-inch Macbook Pro with retina display but it has some distinct features up its sleeve. Apart from top notch hardware specs, it has a detachable keyboard that comes out with the press of a button. Like Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro, the Microsoft Surface Book comes with a dynamic fullcrum hinge that allows the device to be used in tent mode or tablet mode.

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