Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro Spec Comparison


Microsoft yesterday announced the latest generation of Surface Book, designed from the inside out to deliver more than twice the graphics performance of the original Surface Book and up to 16 hours of battery life. This updated Surface Book is listed as “Surface Book with Performance Base” on Microsoft Store. Microsoft added three updated SKUs to the Surface Book lineup. The new Surface Book SKUs include the same 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processors and up to 16 GB of RAM. But it now includes a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M and 2GB GDDR5 memory that is more powerful than the original Surface Book SKUs. At a press event today, Apple announced their new MacBook Pro.

Check out the spec comparison below,

Features Surface Book MacBook
Exterior Casing: Magnesium
Color: Silver
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Silver, Space Grey


12.30” x 9.14” x 0.51 – 0.90” (312.3mm x 232.1mm x 13.0 – 22.8mm) 11.97” x 8.36” x 0.51 – 0.59”
Weight Starting at 3.63 lbs (1,647g) including keyboard  1.37 kg (3.02 pounds)
Storage Solid state drive (SSD) options: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB 256GB, 512GB
Display Screen: 13.5″ PixelSense Display
Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560×1600 native resolution

500 nits brightness

Wide colour (P3)

Battery Life Up to 16 hours of video playback Up to 10 hours
Processor 6th Gen Intel Core i7 6th Gen dual-core Intel Core i5
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5 memory Intel Iris Graphics 550
Memory 8GB or 16GB RAM 8GB RAM
Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE
802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE
802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
Ports Two full-size USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader
Surface Connect
Headset jack
Mini Displayport
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports
Cameras, video and audio Windows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Stereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby audio
720p FaceTime HD camera
Sensors Ambient light sensor
Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor

Ambient light sensor

Force Touch trackpad

What’s in the box Surface Book
Surface Pen
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
13-inch MacBook Pro

61W USB-C Power Adapter

USB-C Charge Cable (2m)

Software Trial Windows 10 Pro
Office 365 30-day trial
macOS Sierra

You can pre-order the Surface Book from Microsoft Store using the below links,