When Did Microsoft Surface Advertise Against The Mac Book


It doesn't matter how you look at it, Microsoft's new Surface Book will be compared to Apple's MacBook Pro. They're both high-end notebooks, both targeted at people who want performance, productivity and portability.

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  2. When Did Microsoft Surface Advertise Against The Mac Book Store
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  4. When Did Microsoft Surface Advertise Against The Mac Book 2017
  5. When Did Microsoft Surface Advertise Against The Macbook Pro

We've only had a short time so far with the Surface Book, but on paper at least here's how it breaks down.

When Did Microsoft Surface Advertise Against The Macbook 2017

That said, it’s unclear why Microsoft is reviving its push against the MacBook now, with an ad that sells a Surface Laptop generation that’s been available in stores for close to a year.

For the sake of comparisons we've gone with the base model of each.

  1. Aug 01, 2019 Thursday August 1, 2019 5:07 AM PDT by Tim Hardwick. Microsoft has come out with a new marketing campaign that features a man called Mackenzie Book (read: Mac Book) explaining why a Surface Laptop 2 is a better option than an Apple MacBook, in his humble opinion.
  2. Microsoft Surface has found a real person named Mackenzie 'Mac' Book to review its Surface Laptop 2. According to Mac Book, the Surface lasts longer, works faster and includes a touchscreen. The company is pleased to report that Mac Book says to get a Surface. For a limited time, customers can save up to $300 off of the purchase of a Surface Laptop 2.
  3. Microsoft's decision to use only one legacy USB 3.0 port seems like a questionable one. At its launch event, it touted the Surface Laptop as one that will last through four years of school,.
  4. Oct 07, 2015  Which is good for Microsoft, because Apple has ruled the notebook market for some time with its MacBook options. For our money, the MacBook Pro with Retina is the best laptop you can buy today – but the Surface Book will surely provide ample competition when it ships in a couple weeks.

When Did Microsoft Surface Advertise Against The Mac Book Store

CategorySurface BookMacBook Pro
Display13.5-inch Pixel Sense display13.3-inch LED backlit IPS
Display Resolution3000 x 2000 at 267ppi2560 x 1600 at 227 ppi
SoftwareWindows 10 ProOS X El Capitan
Processor6th Gen Intel Core i55th Gen Intel Core i5
GraphicsIntel HD graphicsIntel Iris Graphics 6100
Rear Camera8MP with autofocus, 1080P recordingNone
Front Camera5MP
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Facetime HD (720p)
SpeakersFront-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audioStereo speakers
PortsTwo full-size USB 3.0, Full-size SD card reader, Surface Connect, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPortTwo full-size USB 3.0, Full-size SD card reader, Two Thunderbolt 2, Full sized HDMI, Headset jack
Battery LifeUp to 12 hoursUp to 12 hours
PenSurface Pen
1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity
Magnetic storage
No pen
DimensionsLaptop: 9.14 x 12.30 x 0.51- 0.90 in ( 232.1 x 312.3 x 13 -22.8 mm)
Clipboard: 8.67 x 12.30 x 0.30 in (220.2 x 312.3 x 7.7 mm)
12.35 in x 8.62 in x 0.71 in (314 x 219 x 18 mm)

It's kind of unusual to come across a product that's priced higher than a competing one from Apple. But then with the Surface Book you're not just getting a laptop. Microsoft calls it the 'ultimate laptop,' because it's actually a two-in-one with a detachable tablet portion complete with support for the Surface Pen. You also get a rear camera, something familiar on tablets that you don't get on a MacBook.

Make no mistake, both of these are premium notebooks. Both metal, both packing glorious, high-res displays. But one area the MacBook Pro is falling behind Surface Book is on the internals. Many of the base specs are the same across the two, but as yet the MacBook Pro hasn't been updated to Intel's new 6th Gen, Skylake CPUs. It also, believe it or not, has a lower resolution display with a lower ppi (pixels per inch) value.

Both are packed with the ports you're going to want access to, but the Surface Book has an ace up its sleeve in being compatible with the new Surface Pro 4 dock. This adds yet more connectivity.

When it comes to software of course, it's Apple's and oranges. If you want OS X you go MacBook. If you want Windows, you go Surface Book. But, what if it doesn't matter? What if you just don't care? There's a strong case to be put forward for both, but the Surface Book might just have the edge right now. Maybe things will level out a little when the MacBook Pro gets its next refresh. But right now, this is what we've got and the Surface Book looks like its pulling out in front.

And if you're prepared to spend more and ramp up the specs, the Surface Book can have an NVIDIA GeForce GPU, too. You won't find dedicated graphics on any of the 13-inch MacBook Pro line, regardless of what you spec up.

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Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10X and Surface Neo products may not be shipping in time for the holiday after all, according to a new report from ZDNet's Mary-Jo Foley. This means that other Windows 10X devices from third-party manufactures also won't be launching at the end of this year like originally planned. Microsoft's dual-screen Windows 10X effort has been put on pause.

When Did Microsoft Surface Advertise Against The Mac Book 2017

Microsoft talked a big game on Tuesday when it called its new Surface Book laptop the fastest 13-inch laptop on the market. It doubled down on that claim by directly comparing the Surface Book to the MacBook Pro.

Although we have yet to get our hands on the device to run our own tests, we wanted to compare the specs of the Surface Book against the 13-inch MacBook Pro to see how well it fared.

See also: Hands on with the Surface Book, Microsoft's 'ultimate laptop'

Of course, speed is just one consideration. Other important aspects of any good laptop include things like battery life and design functionality.


While the two laptops have a lot in common, the Surface Book 'appears' to deliver a bit more value in relation to price (at least technically). Take a closer look at how the Surface Book stacks up against the MacBook Pro, via the chart below.

Surface Book

13-inch MacBook Pro


Starting at $1,499

Starting at $1,299

Screen Size

13.5 inches

13 inches

Form factor

Clamshell w/ detachable keyboard



3,000 x 2,000

2,560 x 1,600





12.30 x 9.14 x 0.51 x 0.90 inches

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12.35 x 8.62 x 0.71 inches


3.34 pounds

3.48 pounds

Mobile Operating System

Windows 10 Pro

OS X 10.11


Intel Core i5 or i7

Intel Core i5 or i7


Intel HD graphics 520; i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Processor

Intel Iris Graphics 6100

Storage Space

128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD

128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD


8GB or 16GB

8GB or 16GB

Battery Life

Up to 12 hours

Up to 10 hours

USB ports

2x USB 3.0, full-size SD card reader

2x USB 3.0

Other ports

headset jack, SurfaceConnect, Mini Display Port

3.5mm audio, HDMI port, SDXC card slot, two Thunderbolt 2 ports


5MP front-facing camera

720p FaceTime HD camera

Color choices



Clarification: This comparison originally compared the Surface Book with the fastest 13-inch MacBook Pro. It has been changed to reflect the breadth of the MacBook Pro's offering, including entry-level models.

When Did Microsoft Surface Advertise Against The Macbook Pro

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