There has been a long waging battle between Microsoft PC’s and Apple Pc’s. Overtime, Apple being the favourite based on specifics.
Taking a cue from the releases of 2017, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and the Apple’s 12-inch MacBook, We will be putting both PC’s on a Head-To-Head battle.
Based of target market, they are both unique in their space as Microsoft is going after the students directly. However, Apple laptops have long been a favorite of those with student loans. So the comparison seems fair.
Take a quick look at these two laptops side by side.
Technical specifications between Surface Laptop and Apple MacBook
|Category||Surface Laptop||Apple MacBook|
|Display||13.5-inch Pixel Sense display
10 point multi-touch
|12-inch Retina Display|
|Display resolution||2256 x 1504, at 201ppi
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
|2304×1440, at 226 ppi
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
|Software||Windows 10 S||macOS Sierra|
|Processor||7th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7||7th Gen Intel Core m3, i5 (Y series) or i7 (Y series)|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD)||256GB, 512GB PCIe SSD|
|Memory||4GB, 8GB or 16GB RAM||8GB or 16GB RAM|
|Graphics||i5: Intel HD graphics 620; i7: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640||Intel HD graphics 615|
|Ports||One full-size USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, Headset jack, Surface Connect||One USB-C 3.1|
|Battery||14.5 hours of use||12 hours of use|
|Weight||2.76 lbs||2.03 lbs|
|Dimensions||12.13 inches x 8.78 inches x 0.57 inches||11.04 inches x 7.74 inches x 0.52 inches|
|Price||From $999||From $1,299|
On a final note, Surface Laptop is better equipped. The base model loses out in storage and RAM, but at every other step on the ladder it’s more powerful than the MacBook.
So, What do you think?