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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 to HP Spectre x360 and Dell XPS 13. Before going forward, let’s give a glance to the specs sheet of Surface Book 2.

Surface Book 2 Specs

Processor7th Gen i5/8th Gen i7 Intel Processor
Display13"/15" Pixel Sense
Resolution3000X2000 (267 PPI)/3240X2160 (260 PPI)
Memory8 GB/16 GB
Storage (SSD)256 GB/512 GB/1 TB
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 620/Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 (2 GB)/ Nvidia Geforce 1060 (6 GB)
Camera5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video; 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video (Windows Hello supported)
Battery LifeUpto 17 hrs of video playback
ColourSilver

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 HP Spectre x360

Head below to check out the full specs comparison between the devices.

 Surface Book 2Apple MacBook Pro 2017Dell XPS 13HP Spectre x360
Processor7th Gen i5/8th Gen i7 Intel Processor2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-7500U (dual-core)Intel Core i7-7500U (dual core)
Display13" Pixel Sense13.3" Retina Display13.3" QHD+ InfinityEdge touch display13.3" Full HD IPS UWVA WLED-backlit multi-touch display
Resolution3000X2000 (267 PPI)2560x1600 (227 PPI)3,200 x 1,8001,920 x 1,080
Memory8 GB/16 GB8 GB8 GB16 GB 
Storage (SSD)256 GB/512 GB/1 TB128 GB/256 GB/512 GB256GB512 GB
Storage (HDD)NilNilNilNil
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 620/Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 (2 GB)/ Nvidia Geforce 1060 (6 GB)Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640/650Intel HD Graphics 620Intel HD Graphics 620
Camera5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video; 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video (Windows Hello supported)720p FaceTime HD camera720p widescreen HD 1080p HP TrueVision FHD IR Webcam
Battery LifeUpto 17 hrs of video playbackUp to 10 hours iTunes movie playbackUpto 8 hours of movie playbackUpto 9 hours of movie playback
ColourSilverSilver, Space GreySilverDark Ash SIlver
OSWindows 10MacOSWindows 10Windows 10
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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.