With Surface Book, Microsoft aims to directly compete with Apple's MacBook line.
According to Patently Apple, Panos Panay, Microsoft's Corporate VP for Surface Book, makes it clear about the company's intention to position the Surface line in the premium space and to compete directly with Apple. Microsoft also had significantly learned to link hardware and software on an integral level from Apple's approach.
While a lot of people might still think that the ultimate laptop is Apple's MacBook, when it comes to specifically the ultimate Windows laptop, Microsoft Surface Book might be the best to win the praise. The Surface Book comes indeed with a high-end configuration at a premium price of $1,499.
The Microsoft device comes equipped with a 13.5-inch PixelSense 3,000 x 2,000p display, providing a resolution of 267 PPI. The laptop is powered by the sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and runs on Windows 10 Pro.
The Surface Book features 8GB RAM memory and 512GB ROM storage space. In terms of connectivity, the device comes with SD card reader, USB 3.0 x 2, Headset jack, SurfaceConnect, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Mini DisplayPort.
According to The Indian Express, this is certainly the best looking Windows 10 laptop. Its design is close to a work of art.
The keyboard is well spaced out. Microsoft's attempt to make the device thinner and smaller did not make any compromise in terms of keyboard ergonomics. The backlit keys have the right amount of travel.
When the user presses the eject button on the top row of the keyboard or the virtual button in the taskbar, the screen is detachable. Despite this, the device is solid and sturdy.
The screen is of good quality and provides great viewing experience on watching high-resolution videos. The touchscreen display also comes equipped with a stylus.
According to the same publication, Microsoft Surface Book works with absolutely no heating. The overall performance of the device is really smooth.