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Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro: Microsoft is ready to give Apple a run for our money

Updated 7 years ago
Published Oct 7th, 2015 9:00AM EDT
Surface Book MacBook Pro Specs

Microsoft made a splash during its Tuesday Windows 10 hardware event, as the company unveiled several interesting products, including its first Windows 10 Lumia handsets and also a new family of 2-in-1 laptop/tablets, including the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.

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During the event, Microsoft targeted Apple with several barbs, but also acknowledged that the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are terrific computers, adding that the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book will beat their respective counterparts from Apple when it comes to performance.

“Ounce-for-ounce the [Surface Book is the ] fastest 13-inch laptop ever made,” Panos Panay said on stage while adding that the new Surface Book is “two times faster than the MacBook Pro.” The following specs comparison pits the Surface Book against its 2015 MacBook Pro equivalent.

In what follows below, you can also see specs comparisons between Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s MacBook Air and iPad Pro, as well as a comparisons between the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Pro 3 and iPad Pro.

Surface Pro 4 vs. MacBook Air

Surface Pro 4 vs. Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 4 vs. iPad Pro

Data is curated by and sourced from Microsoft and Net Market Share.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.