Surface Book 2 More Powerful Than Apple's 12-Inch Macbook

Microsoft is somewhat innovating the notebook industry with its line of hybrid Surface Books. So much so that it has even gotten itself compared to the 12-inch MacBook from Apple.

According to Know Your Mobile, the original Surface Book has a 13.5-inch display with 3000 x 2000 pixel resolution. It also had internal storage options of 126 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB.

Microsoft's portable laptop was powered by an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor and ran on either 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM. It was also easily connected via its multiple ports. That is, two USB 3.0 ports, a mini display port, Surface Connect, an audio jack and an SD card reader. It also runs on Windows 10.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Apple MacBook has a 12-inch display with 2304 x 1440 pixel resolution. Buyers have the option of either 256 GB or 512 GB of internal storage. All options run on 8 GB of RAM and are powered by an Intel Core m3 or m5 processor. It also has one USB Type-C port and a standard audio port. The MacBook runs on the latest OS X.

From the raw specs alone, it is evident that Microsoft is definitely more generous. However, the MacBook does win in the design department. It is undoubtedly still sleeker looking than the Surface Book. It also comes in a relatively wide array of color options - black, silver, gold and rose gold.

However, The Inquirer claims that Microsoft is gearing up for the release of the Surface Book 2. The second generation will undoubtedly be better than the original, starting with the processor.

The Surface Book 2 will reportedly have Intel's seventh generation processor, the Kaby Lake processor. While Intel started shipping the same last month, the new gadget from Microsoft is not expected until the end of 2016, or even the early months of 2017.

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