Microsoft recently unveiled the details of the long-rumored Surface Book 2. A number of tech fans may be wondering how the specs of Microsoft's new device can compete against its rivals. From display to performance, Microsoft’s latest hybrid tablet has its' advantages.

Microsoft's new laptops have better displays in comparison to Apple’s MacBook Pro. The Surface Book features 3240 x 2160-pixel resolution, while Apple’s MacBook arrived with 2880 x 1800-pixel resolution. Surface Book 2’s 13.5-inch is bigger compared to Apple’s low-end MacBook 13-inch model.

Despite the retina technology of Mac, a person’s content will absolutely look better on Microsoft’s device.

Just like the original Surface Book, the new 2-in-1 laptop’s hallmark is that it is fully equipped with a touch display, while, the MacBook features a Touch Bar. Nonetheless, it’s obviously a smaller spot for touchscreen technology. A device with a full touchscreen may not matter to most tech enthusiasts, especially if the device user is an artist. There’s large vital importance here to leap for the Surface device.

8th-gen Intel processor

According to Trusted Reviews, the new 15-inch Surface Book hybrid laptop arrives with an 8th-gen quad-core Intel chipset, which would be 40 percent faster compared to the i7 processor inside Apple’s device.

The 8th-gen Intel processor features lower base speed with more cores at its disposal, which means everything will run a bit faster even on the 13.5-inch model.

Battery Life

The Surface Book 2 features 70 percent more battery life compared to Apple’s MacBook Pro. Both devices may have better battery life than other laptops on the market, but there seems to be a clear advantage with the Surface device.

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Despite the expense of both Apple’s device and Microsoft’s new machine, neither one of the devices is ideal for hardcore gamers. However, the NVIDIA GTX 1050 of Microsoft’s new hybrid laptop is better than the high-end integrated options of Apple’s machine. Even if a person opts for the inferior Radeons of Apple, that person would be shelling out several hundred dollars more than a person would if they purchased a Surface device with a GPU capable of supporting virtual reality experiences.


In terms of price, the Surface Book 2 13.5-inch model starts at $1,499, while the 15-inch variant starts at $2,499, Fortune reported. The 13-inch MacBook Pro, on the other hand, starts at $1,299.