Surface Book vs MacBook Pro, a battle of specs

Comparing tech specs between devices does not show a complete story, however they can be nice when getting a general feel on how different devices stack up. Frequently, individuals are choosing between a few different devices when making their decisions and looking at raw numbers can be helpful. At the October 6th Windows 10 hardware event, Microsoft made a comparison between the Surface Book and the MacBook Pro, and below we have lined up the two devices side by side to see how they stand in terms of specs.

Size

MacBook Pro 13in (Lowest end) Surface Book (Lowest End) MacBook Pro 13in (Highest End) Surface Book (Highest End)
OS OS X El Capitan Windows 10 Pro OS X El Capitan Windows 10 Pro
Exterior Highly recyclable aluminum Magnesium Highly recyclable aluminum Magnesium
Depth (IN) 8.62 9.14 8.62 9.14
Width (IN) 12.35 12.3 12.35 12.3
Thickness – min (IN) 0.71 0.51 0.71 0.51
Thickness – max (IN) 0.71 0.9 0.71 0.9
Weight (LBS) 3.48 3.48 3.48 3.48

Display

Diagonal Size (IN) 13.3 13.5 13.3 13.5
PPI 227 267 227 267
Resolution 2560×1600 3000×2000 2560×1600 3000×2000
Aspect Ratio 16:10 3:2 16:10 3:2

Internals

Processor i5 6th Gen i5 5th Gen i7 6th Gen i7
Graphics Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Intel HD graphics  Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Dedicated Nvidia GPU
Storage (GB) 128 128 1024 1024
RAM (GB) 8 8 16 16
WiFi 802.11AC 802.11AC 802.11AC 802.11AC

Battery & externals

Battery Life (hours) 12 12 12 12
USB 2 Full sized USB 3.0 2 Full sized USB 3.0 2 Full sized USB 3.0 2 Full sized USB 3.0
Power MagSafe 2 Surface Connector MagSafe 2 Surface Connector
SD Full Sized Full Sized Full Sized Full Sized
3.5mm Headphone Yes Yes Yes Yes
Display Ports HDMI 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports mini DisplayPort HDMI 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports mini DisplayPort
Touch None 10 point Multi-touch None 10 point Multi-touch
Stylus Support None Surface Pen None Surface Pen
Convertible No Yes No Yes
Camera(s) 720p Front 5.0MP Front 8.0MP Rear 720p Front 5.0MP Front 8.0MP Rear
Sensors Ambient light sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope Magnetometer Ambient light sensor Accelerometer Gyroscope Magnetometer

Price

Price $1,299.00 $1,499.00 $2,699.00 $3,199.00
MacBook Pro 13in (Lowest end) Surface Book (Lowest End) MacBook Pro 13in (Highest End) Surface Book (Highest End)

 

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