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Head To Head: Microsoft Surface Laptop vs. Apple MacBook (2017)

Technical specifications between Surface Laptop and Apple MacBook

Microsoft Surface Vs Apple Macbook

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
Pen Surface Pen No
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?


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