Microsoft Needs a Surface Book Pro
Many claim that Microsoft’s Surface Book and Apple’s MacBook Pro are completely different beasts and they often point to the different form factor as the living proof.
The Surface Book, currently at its third generation, comes with a 2-in-1 design which allows it to be used as a tablet (without the keyboard) or as a traditional laptop when the laptop is attached. And thanks to the touch screen, the Surface Book also supports touch input, pens, and the Surface Dial.
Apple’s MacBook Pro, on the other hand, sticks with the traditional laptop form factor, as the Cupertino-based tech giant still thinks that bringing touch to this design doesn’t make much sense. So the 2-in-1 form factor will remain exclusive to the iPad for now in the Apple ecosystem.
But despite this difference, those who want to purchase a high-end laptop often come down to these two models, and the addition or the lack of a touchscreen isn’t always the one that makes customers choose one or another…. (read more)
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