The New MacBook Pro vs. Surface Book 2 – Comparing Price and Performance

People who are planning to purchase a laptop need to make the tough decision of picking between Apple and Microsoft. These two tech giants rule the laptop industry and it’s nearly impossible to determine which one offers better devices. However, today we are going to take a closer look at the performance and price that the new MacBook Pro offers and compare it against Microsoft’s latest Surface Book 2 in order to give readers an idea of which laptop suits their needs better.

The New MacBook Pro

Just like you would expect from an Apple-made product, the new MacBook Pro is quite expensive. The laptop sports the same price as last year, thus featuring a price tag of $2,399 for the 15-inches model. This is the starting price and it offers a 2.2GHz hexa-core Intel Core i7 processor which can be upgraded to the more powerful 2.9GHz hexa-core Intel Core i9 processor.

Both processors are from Intel’s latest Coffee Lake eight generation lineup and they are paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM which can be expanded up to 32GB. Moreover, the laptop ships with 256GB of SSD storage space which goes up to 4TB.

Surface Book 2

Surprisingly, Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is a little bit more expensive than the new MacBook Pro because it sells for $2,499. People who choose to purchase this laptop will receive a much slower 1.9GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (8th generation Kaby Lake) which is bundled with a Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics that features 6GB of GDDR5 video memory. Moreover, the laptop ships with 16GB DDR3 of RAM and 256GB of SSD which goes up to 1TB.

Final Words

From the looks of it, Apple clearly has the upper hand with the more powerful and cheaper laptop. Microsoft needs to step up its game if it wishes to keep competing against Apple’s lineup of MacBook Pro devices.

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