The price difference is minimal, so it's a good comparison. I guess I would go and try both at the MS/Apple Stores, and see what you like/dislike. They're very different products. If you still can't decide, maybe wait a bit and see how they benchmark as a tie breaker.I thought i would love the mac but im strongly considering the new surface pro i7, any thoughts?
That is why it is probably time to give up on OSX. Microsoft is just killing Apple now. Man the new MacBook is all gimmick. Like I am going to keep looking down at some little screen to do what I can on the screen? It's a really dumb upgrade. The flippin Surface Book is going 16 hours now...and the MB Pro is only 10? Hello what is wrong with this picture? It is like Apple is totally content with letting MS run the show for the best laptop now.The Surface Book has one HUGE drawback....Windows 10
I find the SurfaceBook a rather confusing device.
With Windows10, it's meant to be a laptop. However, it's not the best laptop. If you consider the detachable screens as an asset, the OS is not great for that purpose.
Side note: SurfaceBook with similar spec to MBP is more money.
Couldn't agree anymore, I actually just ordered an x1 carbon 4th. I will sell my 2015 rMBP next week.That is why it is probably time to give up on OSX. Microsoft is just killing Apple now. Man the new MacBook is all gimmick. Like I am going to keep looking down at some little screen to do what I can on the screen? It's a really dumb upgrade. The flippin Surface Book is going 16 hours now...and the MB Pro is only 10? Hello what is wrong with this picture? It is like Apple is totally content with letting MS run the show for the best laptop now.
Anyways OSX is not what it used to be and Windows 10 is really looking amazing. I think the roles have changed MS is the new Apple, and Apple is the new Microsoft. OSX is not the reason to stay Apple anymore.
isn't the macbook using last gen CPU too?The MBP is actually better speced.
Last gen CPU and last gen GPU in the surface book.
But being able to use it as a tablet is useful in certain situation. Same deal with the touch screen and the longer battery life.
Pound for pound though I think the MBP is a better value.
I keep seeing this like it's been copy and pasted. What's the drawback? That you simply don't like windows 10 and it isn't for you or are you saying it is objectively a terrible OS?The Surface Book has one HUGE drawback....Windows 10
I haven't had any issues with mine personally.The first Surface Book was a bag of problems. Interesting hardware, but spend some time reading anyone who tried to actually use one.
Hopefully they ironed out those issues in the new hardware rev, but I get my Windows fill via Bootcamp/Parallels on my MBP's.
Oh yeah, it was terribly unreliable upon first release. But once the firmware was updated and Windows 10 Anniversary released. it is an absolute dream, and now the hardware is upgradedGood to hear. Last time I checked, which was shortly after it was announced it was having major issues. Firmware updates and/or drivers likely fixed those issues over time, but I lost interest.
Please let us know how you like it.I have pre-ordered a decked out Surface Studio. Same price has a decked out MBP ($4299 + tax) but oh that 28 inch screen is just too good to pass up...
When Apple makes a 17" inch laptop, I will spend my cash with them....until they do, Windows is for me
So you dont realize that they are USB-C ports that also support thunderbolt? There is no certification process to produce anything for the new macbook pros. Monoprice already sells a number of cables and adapters.That argument has long disappeared. the Surface Book is the best Laptop available today, best screen, best battery life, best OS. And pretty damn good at being a tablet too. Look Apple has messed up bad. Not to mention 4 flippin Thunderbolt ports....give it a rest already. Now every Mac Book Pro owner needs a few dongles that must be "certified" - hells no!
I think the form factor is appealing to the business world, whether it be a Surface device (which seems very popular in Japan) or an iPad device (which I've seen more in the American business community). They both have a ways to catch up to laptops, but I'm seeing them more and more in the wild.I keep seeing this like it's been copy and pasted. What's the drawback? That you simply don't like windows 10 and it isn't for you or are you saying it is objectively a terrible OS?
I updated a prehistoric laptop I haven't used in years to windows 10. I'm talking an old hp laptop from 2008 that was so slow I couldn't do jack on it. After windows 10, it ran like a new laptop. It was one of the strangest experiences I've had in a long time. After years of going "eww Microsoft" and enjoying my apple products, I actually had a moment where I was like "hey. This isn't as bad as I thought". Now I'm studying computer science and see more surface pros lately in the business world than macs. And that wouldn't have happened a few years ago. Just no way