Microsoft unveiled its Surface Book “ultimate laptop” this month, going up against Apple’s MacBook Pro. Now, the first tech reviews are out.
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The Early Reviews of the MSFT’s new Surface Book are in, and they are raving about it. Microsoft unveiled its Surface Book “ultimate laptop” earlier this month, pitting itself directly against Apple’s MacBook Pro. It sounds like a tough sell, but looking at early reviews, Apple may be facing some real competition. The Surface Book, a laptop-tablet hybrid, has a 13.5-inch touch display, 12 hours of battery life, an Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB of memory. The entry level version starts at $1,499 and the cost goes up to $2,699 for a version with a Core i7 processor and 512GB of space. For comparison, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,299 and comes with 10 hours of battery life, an Intel Core i7 process and up to 1TB flash storage. – Apple may have some competition if MSFT can make sure all of the hardware pieces fit together nicely and work reliably.