Microsoft Confirms That Surface Book Is 2x More Powerful Than A MacBook Pro

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During the launch of Surface Book, Panos Panay made couple of bold statements regarding the performance of the device. First he said, “Ounce-for-ounce, pound-for-pound, this is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made anywhere on any planet”. And the second was aimed at Apple, “2x more powerful than a MacBook Pro.” The problem here is that Microsoft didn’t reveal any specifics or benchmarks related to these claims. So, lot of discussions are going on around the web about Microsoft’s claims. Some Apple fans doubted that Microsoft would have compared low-end MacBook Pro with a high-end Surface Book.

When asked for clarification, Microsoft gave the following statement:

Our validated performance claims are for the Microsoft Surface Book with an Intel Core i7 with 16GB RAM and custom discrete NVIDIA GeForce GPU against the MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display with an Intel Core i7 with 16GB RAM. We used third-party benchmarks to test the best available Surface Book against the best available 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Forget all these claims and benchmarks, you can be sure that Surface Book is one among the most powerful laptops available in the market right now.

You can pre-order Surface Book from the below links.

Microsoft Store:

Surface BookEstimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1499
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1599
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM (dGPU)$1,899
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM (dGPU)$2,699

Amazon:

Surface BookEstimated retail price (USD)
Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1499
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM$1599
Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM (dGPU)$1,899
Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 16 GB of RAM (dGPU)$2,699

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