This is the question that I put directly to the speakers who attended me during the MWC this year at the stand that Microsoft had, in Hall 3 of the Barcelona event. In fact, none of them wanted to get wet and they even looked at me with a strange face despite the fact that this new Surface Book was considered in its day by Microsoft itself a rival for the MacBook Pro. Many users may think that it is a 2 in 1, since its screen offers us touch functions, but in the description and explanation of the product in this event They showed it how a full-blown laptop.
Once you open and stand in front of this Surface Book you can see Microsoft's effort to take full advantage of tablet and laptop functions. The Windows 10 operating system itself that is expanding on many mobile devices can lead to confusion in these cases and it is true that it has more of a laptop than a 2-in-1, but can it compete head-to-head with a MacBook?
For now and looking at the raw hardware specifications with i5 and i7 processors, we have to say yes, but at the moment of truth the operating system is essential for the user and in addition to this, the design of the Surface Book although it is not ugly, I do not see it as a rival for the MacBook of 12 ″ for example, but to taste the colors.
On the subject of portability, if it is true that this Surface Book and its 13,5-inch screen It offers us very interesting features, with the option of turning the keyboard completely and, thanks to the stylus, working as a graphic tablet in an efficient and fast way. This gives it an advantage over any conventional laptop, in addition the keyboard is well positioned on the back of the screen so it does not disturb our work. Another detail is that an extra battery is added to the keyboard to power the set, achieving up to 12 hours of autonomy when they are together, although it is true that the keyboard gives more weight to the set.
If we look at the specifications, we have no doubt that it is a powerful team and that it can have a hand in hand with some of the current Macs, saving the aesthetic differences. Of course, its price is not at all economical and this can make the user's choice to opt for other laptops or even an Apple Mac since it starts at $ 1.499.