MacBook Pro 2016 vs. Surface Book i7: Which Is Better?
Microsoft enjoyed their fair share of success this year mainly due to the success of its Surface series. Being a in-your-face direct competitor, Apple did not enjoy the same success rate by disappointing with their new MacBook series.
Apple released a bold claim that their tablet could function just as well and do the same things a PC could do. Of course, Microsoft couldn’t stay behind and proved that Apple’s claim was in fact misleading. To some extent, Microsoft called the touchbar version of the 2016 MacBook Pro a disappointment, but not to demean it. It is a great unit by itself but it was considered a setdown after months of waiting for it.
Microsoft however enjoyed a great deal of popularity, even claiming that November was the best month for their Surface series as their sales skyrocketed. Not to mention the fact that the Surface bundle provided exclusively by Best Buy ran out on the first day it was made available.
No actual figures were provided but there is an actual trend of professional users switching from Macs to Surface products than ever before.
Spec-wise, the end model of Microsoft Surface, named the Surface Book i7 comes with a i7-6600U Chip, GeForce GTX 965 M, 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD. This model will set a buyer back $3.300 with the option to choose something lower-end that start from about $2.400. Not to worry though, all of them offer a Core i7 and the GeForce GTX 965 M.
Regarding Apple’s flagship MacBook, it sports a 15-inch screen, a quad-core i7-6700HQ processor with 16GB of LPDDR/2133 RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also comes with a touchbar and a $2.400 price tag. The same case applies here as well as a lower-end variant that has a 13-inch screen is available. It only costs $1.500 while the addition of the touchbar will cost around $1.800.