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Surface Book vs MacBook

It’s easy to switch from Mac to Surface. Your new Surface will work well with iTunes, iCloud, and iPhone. And many of the gestures, shortcuts and features are similar to what you already know.

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  • Surface Book

    13" MacBook Pro


  • Detachable screen

    Yes, with 4 modes of use

    Detachable screen

    None


  • Discrete NVIDIA® graphics processor

    NVIDIA® GeForce® dGPU

    Discrete NVIDIA® graphics processor

    None


  • Touchscreen

    Natural interaction with 10-point multi-touch & Surface Pen

    Touchscreen

    None


  • Pen

    Digital inking, Pen optimization

    Pen

    None


  • Biometric security

    Facial recognition with Windows Hello2

    Biometric security

    Touch ID (only in the MacBook Pro 13” with Touch Bar)


  • Voice activation

    Cortana,3 personal digital assistant

    Voice activation

    Siri


  • Higher screen resolution

    267 PPI, 6M pixels

    Lower screen resolution

    227 PPI, 4.1M pixels


  • Camera

    1080p 5MP camera (front-facing); 8MP autofocus camera (rear-facing)

    Camera

    720p FaceTime camera (front-facing)



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Make the switch.

It’s easy to switch from Mac to Surface. Your new Surface will work well with iTunes, iCloud, and iPhone. And many of the gestures, shortcuts, and features are similar to what you already know.

Intel® Core™ i5

Choose an Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® HD Graphics for strong processing performance. Includes Surface Pen.

Intel® Core™ i7

The Intel® Core™ i7 option includes Intel® Iris graphics, making your photo, video, and 3D applications run faster. It also gives you the ability to play more PC games. Includes Surface Pen. For maximum graphics power and battery life, choose a configuration with Performance Base.


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Surface Dock

Surface Dock instantly transforms your Surface into a desktop PC. Simply plug in the Surface Connect cable to charge your device and use two external monitors, a keyboard, mouse, printer, and more.

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Pen tip kit

Choose a Pen Tip with the right feel for you. Stay with the medium tip for the familiarity of a #2 pencil, or swap it with a low-friction tip similar to a fine-point pen.

1 System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB= 1 billion bytes. See Surface.com/Storage for more details.

2 Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.

3 Cortana is available in select global markets; experience may vary by region and device.