Microsoft Surface Book 2 vs Apple MacBook Pro: Who Takes The Lead?

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Recently, both Apple and Microsoft launched their flagship laptops- One is a MacBook Pro while the other is named Surface Book 2. Both the giants took the tech world by storm after releasing their latest products. So, if you are planning to buy any of them and confused which one to choose, then this blog can definitely help you in taking the right decision.

Basically, both of the laptops almost fall under the same price range. However, to select any one of them, it is necessary to dig a little deeper to know about their configurations. Here are the comparisons of Surface 2 and MacBook Pro in terms of the various specifications that can help you decide which one to go for among both of them.


 The very first thing that any buyer sees while choosing a laptop is its design. Starting with the Microsoft Surface Book 2, its design is what makes unique. It comes with a magnesium casing and also has a hinge that can be used to detach the screen from the base. MacBook Pro, on the other hand, has an aluminum body that makes it one of the slimmest notebooks.

The weight of the Surface Book 2 is about 1.5 Kg while that of the MacBook Pro is about 1.37 kg. So, if portability is your priority, then MacBook Pro is the ideal choice for you. So, if you want to have the experience of both a tablet as well as a notebook, then Surface Book 2 should be your preference.


Both the notebooks Surface Book 2 and MacBook Pro are available in 13 inches and 15-inch display variants. The Surface Book 2 has two models- one with a display size of 13.5 inches and the other with 15-inch display size. On the other hand, the MacBook Pro also comes with a 13.3-inch model and a 15.4-inch model. Both Surface Book 2 and MacBook Pro support a high-resolution display, but the Surface Book 2 has a more vivid display as compared to the MacBook Pro.


The Hardware configuration of the laptop is one of the most deciding factors. Both Surface Book 2 and MacBook Pro have pretty good hardware configurations.  They both are quite expensive and both the companies have made the products by using cutting edge technologies. In Surface Book 2, you can get a Core i5 processor or Core i7 processor. The 13-inch variant can expand up to 16GB of RAM, 1 TB of storage, and NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics processor. Whereas, the 15-inch variant is available with a 16GB RAM, Core i7 Processor, NVIDIA GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, and can be expanded up to 1 TB of Storage.

Battery Life

Both Microsoft and Apple have focused on battery segment. However, during the testing, the 15 inch model of Surface Book 2 lasted roughly for 12 hours and 9 minutes on a single charge, while the 13-inch model lasted for 13 hours and 7 minutes. When it comes to MacBook Pro, the 15-inch model lasted for 11 hours and the 13-inch model lasted for roughly 9 hours. Undoubtedly, the Surface Book 2 took the lead here.

Final Verdict

Well, it’s a tough one! Both the laptops- Surface Book 2 and MacBook Pro are powerhouse machines. However, Surface Book2 has a sight upper hand due to its better display and battery backup. Nevertheless, MacBook Pro is still one of the finest laptops in the market.

The author of Tektost has years of industry experience in writing and creating tech blogs for various online communities. As a tech enthusiast, the author keeps herself updated about tech innovation and converts them into her writing.

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