Microsoft unveiled its Surface Book “ultimate laptop” earlier this month, pitting itself directly against Apple’s MacBook Pro. It sounds like a tough sell, but looking at early reviews, Apple may be facing some real competition.
The Surface Book, a laptop-tablet hybrid, has a 13.5-inch touch display, 12 hours of battery life, an Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB of memory. The entry level version starts at $1,499 and the cost goes up to $2,699 for a version with a Core i7 processor and 512GB of space. For comparison, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 and comes with 10 hours of battery life, an Intel Core i7 process and up to 1TB flash storage.