I did a quick comparison and you can't really match up spec's exactly, but it does look like the top Surface Book at $3299 is more expensive than the top MBP! I would think Microsoft would want to price themselves below Apple to demonstrate their value, but what do I know about business strategy. What I am shocked is the new trend of computers costing quite a bit more than in the past. The top Surface Studio (sort of like an iMac) is $4299! What's going on? I guess I'll be lugging around my relatively heavy 2010 15" MBP for a while longer. I really only need it to do productivity, maybe the occasional video edit (Final Cut) or audio work (Logic). And it does have a DVD drive so I can watch movies.