As many of you know, I switched to Mac about 2.5 years ago after seeing a decline in vendors offering enticing products in the laptop and notebook lines. I needed something that I could rely on for my photo editing, video production and audio editing, so I switched over to a Macbook Pro. The Macbook Pro has been amazing for me, but honestly, it’s quite heavy. It’s fast, but it’s cumbersome to carry around for every job that I do remotely.
With the release of the Microsoft Surface Book, I am interested if it can truly provide the reliability that I and other creatives are looking for when we’re on the road doing photo shoots and editing on the fly. Could the Microsoft Surface Book be the Macbook Air and Pro killer? Potentially, but I will have to really test it out to see if it can stand the amount of editing that I constantly do.
Here’s the benefit that I see of the Microsoft Surface Book, you can transform it into 3 different configurations. Can you do that on a Macbook? Not yet. It adapts to what you want to do. The Macbook Pro is just…. 1 configuration. You have a Macbook Pro and while it’s really good, you can’t really configure it for different environments.
Power and versatility is really important to me. Microsoft states that the Microsoft Surface Pro is versatile. With Microsoft offering SSD drives in almost every capacity imaginable, I’m interested to see how it stacks up in terms of battery life. They claim to have 12 hours of video playback which is amazing.
The price point stands up to what Apple is trying to do with $1499 and $2099 models available in Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors.
Is the Microsoft Surface Book “The Ultimate Laptop” ? I’ll have to see in order to make that call.
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