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Surface Pro vs Macbook Pro – Which one is right for you?

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Surface Pro vs Macbook Pro - Which one is right for you?

Microsoft’s Surface Pro has been identified by many tech pundits as one of the sleekest laptops to have been introduced packed with hardcore performance. But being priced at around $899 at the entry level, the Surface Pro is certainly not in the budget range of many people.

However, when compared to laptops in the same price range, namely the Macbook Pro, the Surface offers some serious competition. The latest instalment of the Surface Pro series ie. Surface Pro 5 has absolutely monster specs as does the newest generation of Macbook Pro. So how do two of the most elegant laptops in the world compare against each other?

Design and Weight

The design of the surface book pro is aesthetically pleasing and so is the Macbook Pro. The touch panel present in the Macbook for navigation steals the show. However, the Surface has the MacBook Pro beat at 1.25kg, while the 13-inch Macbook weighs 1.37kg. Also the Macbook does not offer much in the way of colours while the Surface pro comes in a variety of colours.

Hardware and Performance

The Surface Laptop packs a 7th-generation Intel Core processor (i5 and i7 options available), along with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, which is subject to expansion if you pay more. In the 13-inch Macbook Pro, processor wise, you’re looking at a dual-core 2-3.1GHz Intel Core i5-6360U processor (upgradable to 3.4GHz Core i7), along with 8GB RAM (upgradable to 16GB) and a 256GB SSD.

There is no USB Type C support on the Surface Pro though. So if you’re someone reliant on that standard for your devices, you’re likely to need adaptors.

Display

Surface Pro vs Macbook Pro - Which one is right for you?

Microsoft has provided a 13.5-inch, 3.4 million-pixel LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 2256 x 1504. The Macbook in comparison has 13.3-inch LCD display, with a 2560 x 1600 resolution.