MacBook Pro vs Surface Book
Call it the battle of the books.
Microsoft started the fight, talking smack about Apple's top-of-the-line MacBook Pro laptop, boasting that Apple's Pro couldn't hold a candle to its first-ever laptop, Surface Book.
The Surface Book, Microsoft claims, is the "the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made and is twice as fast as the MacBook Pro," according to Panos Panay, Microsoft's corporate vice president for devices.
To be fair, Microsoft's comparisons to the MacBook Pro is a bit like comparing a convertible sedan to a sports car - similar, but not the same, and definitely not an apples-to-apples comparison - pun intended. The Surface Book is a 2-in-1 class laptop and the MacBook Pro does not have a detachable touch display.
That aside, how does the Surface Book match up pound for pound and spec to spec against a similarly configured 13-inch MacBook Pro? Let's take a look.