Microsoft announced the new Surface Book 2 which is the successor of Surface Book launched back in 2015. It was rather not a surprise as Intel recently accidentally leaked Surface Book in their video. The new device is a lot faster and better than the old one. Also, the company is bringing both 13″ and 15″ version of the device so you can choose the one that suits you.
We have decided to put up the new Surface book 2 against the Apple MacBook Pro 2017 edition to see which one is better in terms of hardware. Microsoft did quote the fact that Surface Book 2 twice the power than Apple MacBook Pro but let’s compare both of them to see which one is better. For the comparison, we have taken the base version of both Apple MacBook Pro and Surface Book 2. And as a bonus, we are also comparing the Surface Book 2 toÂ HP Spectre x360 andÂ Dell XPS 13. Before going forward, let’s give a glance to the specs sheet of Surface Book 2.
Surface Book 2 Specs
|Processor||7th Gen i5/8th Gen i7 Intel Processor|
|Display||13"/15" Pixel Sense|
|Resolution||3000X2000 (267 PPI)/3240X2160 (260 PPI)|
|Memory||8 GB/16 GB|
|Storage (SSD)||256 GB/512 GB/1 TB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620/Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 (2 GB)/ Nvidia Geforce 1060 (6 GB)|
|Camera||5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video; 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video (Windows Hello supported)|
|Battery Life||Upto 17 hrs of video playback|
Now since we have seen the specs of Surface Book 2, let’s head below to compare them with the other devices as well and see which one stands out.
Comparison between Surface Book 2, Apple MacBook Pro, Dell XPS 13 and HPÂ Spectre x360
Head below to check out the full specs comparison between the devices.
|Surface Book 2||Apple MacBook Pro 2017||Dell XPS 13||HP Spectre x360|
|Processor||7th Gen i5/8th Gen i7 Intel Processor||2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz||Â Intel Core i7-7500U (dual-core)||Intel Core i7-7500U (dual core)|
|Display||13" Pixel Sense||13.3" Retina Display||13.3" QHD+ InfinityEdge touch display||13.3" Full HD IPS UWVA WLED-backlit multi-touch display|
|Resolution||3000X2000 (267 PPI)||2560x1600 (227 PPI)||3,200 x 1,800||1,920 x 1,080|
|Memory||8 GB/16 GB||8 GB||8 GB||16 GBÂ|
|Storage (SSD)||256 GB/512 GB/1 TB||128 GB/256 GB/512 GB||256GB||512 GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620/Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 (2 GB)/ Nvidia Geforce 1060 (6 GB)||Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640/650||Intel HD Graphics 620||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Camera||5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video; 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video (Windows Hello supported)||720p FaceTime HD camera||720p widescreen HDÂ||1080p HP TrueVision FHD IR Webcam|
|Battery Life||Upto 17 hrs of video playback||Up to 10 hours iTunes movie playback||Upto 8 hours of movie playback||Upto 9 hours of movie playback|
|Colour||Silver||Silver, Space Grey||Silver||Dark Ash SIlver|
|OS||Windows 10||MacOS||Windows 10||Windows 10|
As you can see from the comparison, all the devices are really good and have almost the same specs. The one thing that separates them is your preferences based work you need them for. While Surface Book 2 is a complete package for both work and gaming, Dell XPS 13 is best for those who want a light weight laptop for businesses. And the design of course. Apple on the other hand is good for people working with design and editing as MacOS has plenty of softwares which lets you design and edit on the go.
Finally the choice is yours. Do let us know your preferences in the comments section below.