Microsoft claims ‘Surface Book 2’ is twice as powerful as Apple’s MacBook Pro

“Microsoft today introduced the Surface Book 2,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “[It] is equipped with Intel’s latest eighth-generation Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 17 hours of battery life based on video playback.”

“Microsoft says those tech specs make the Surface Book 2 up to five times more powerful than the original Surface Book, and twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro, but it didn’t specify which configurations,” Rossignol reports. “The new Surface Book 2 is available with a 13.5-inch or 15-inch display that can be detached from the keyboard and used as a tablet. The display can also be folded or reattached in Studio Mode or View Mode.”

MacDailyNews Take: “Twice as powerful” likely meaning the Surface Book 2 with the highest-end Intel processor available for $2999 vs. the entry level MacBook Pro.

Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft Surface Book 2

“Microsoft added that the Surface Book 2 has 45 percent more pixels than the latest MacBook Pro. The 15-inch model has a resolution of 3240×2160 pixels, good for 267 PPI, while the 15-inch MacBook Pro is 2880×1800 and 220 PPI,” Rossignol reports. “Surface Book 2 starts at $1,499 for the 13.5-inch model with a Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics 620, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. More powerful 13.5-inch configurations are available for up to $2,999. ”

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MacDailyNews Take: Another wildly overpriced stab in the dark from Microsoft, a jack of all trades and master of none, with a crap, soul-sapping OS to boot.

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  1. I wonder where all the whining will be about Microsoft not caring about its customers because the machine only has 16GB of ram…. I await with baited breath from the paid for tech media…

    1. Come on. Apple underdelivered with its latest laptops and no pointing fingers on your part is going to justify it.

      Apple called its flagship laptop a Pro. Once it was a cut above consumer devices. But Apple lost the plot and Ive was allowed to pull another dumbass diet onto Macs. Other laptop workstations before the 2016 MBP offered double the RAM that Apple did. Those are Pro machines. Apple across the board offers only overpriced consumer performance Macs. None of them are even close to the cutting edge that Pros use in any industry. Apple is more concerned with emoji than performance.

      Microsoft is calling their newest laptop a convertible, not a Pro. Microsoft has never offered pro level hardware. They leave the heavy lifting to HP and Dell.

      See the difference?

  2. You know the old saying… No matter how much you polish a turd it’s still a turd. Windows is an old crusty turd that Microsoft continues to vigilantly try and polish ever since Bill Gates created it by ripping off the original Mac OS. The Surface Book 2 is just a souped up toilet to flush that turd.

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