Microsoft Surface Book i7 vs. MacBook Pro 2016: Which Laptop Has Better Specs & Features?

By Kenneth Bren Briones , Updated Nov 28, 2016 10:23 AM EST

The two behemoth tech companies Apple and Microsoft do it like the olden days. The two continue to try and get a piece of each other. This time, they are jousting in the field of high-end laptops - the MacBook Pro 2016 and Surface Book i7. Which one is better?

On Oct. 26, Microsoft announced the updated Surface Book with a faster and more powerful Surface Book i7. Unsurprisingly, Apple held its own launch the night after to unveil the long-awaited update on their laptop line MacBook Pro: the MacBook Pro 2016 with OLED Touch Bar.

Surface Book i7

One of the most talked laptops in the tech community is, MacBook Pro 2016's rival, Surface Book i7. It runs on a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-6300U (dual-core, 3MB cache, up to 3GHz with Turbo Boost) processor. It has an Intel HD graphics 520; Nvidia GeForce graphics (1GB GDDR5 high-speed memory) video card. For its RAM, a decent 8 GB. The 13.5-inch, 3,000 x 2,000 (267 ppi) PixelSense Display. Surface Book, weighs 3.48 lbs (1.58kg). This high-end laptop supports 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity. For high-definition photos, the device is equipped with the Windows 8MP rear-facing auto-focus camera (1080p HD), 5MP front-facing Hello face-authentication camera (1080p HD). It wields a storage capacity of 256GB under its belt. The dimensions of this machine is 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51-0.90 (W x D x H) (312 x 232 x 13-22.8 mm). 

MacBook Pro 2016 with OLED Touch Bar

Apple's latest unveiled MacBook Pro 2016 comes in 13- and 15- inch screen sizes, featuring the sixth generation Intel Skylake processors, a slim design and an innovative customizable Touch Bar above the keyboard and replace the function keys.  The technical specifications of the 13- and 15-inch mega laptops can be found here , and obviously, this laptop along with Surface Book i7 cost a fortune.


The Surface Book i7 and MacBook Pro 2016 are indeed impressive and both have next-generation technology. With only a day apart of their launches, it is pretty obvious that both are gunning for the same audience and users. Stay tuned to Gamenguide for more updates.


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