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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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Tech specs
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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)

Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store

30-day return policy90 days of free technical phone support12 months in-store support and technical assistance1 free training session and Surface device health check

Apple Care

$99

Extended Warranty

2 year extended Surface Complete warranty

Extended Warranty

Apple Care

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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. Compatible with Surface Dial* (off-screen interaction). 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. Compatible with Surface Dial* (off-screen interaction). 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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Surface Pen Tips

Choose from one of three pen tips with the right feel for you. Stay with the medium tip to get the feel of a pencil or swap it with a low-friction tip similar to a fine-point pen. Compatible with Surface Pen.

* Sold separately.

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.