The Battle For The Best: Microsoft Surface Studio Versus Apple MacBook Pro 2016
Last week of October, the two tech giants announced their best bets in the industry leaving people astounded to which of the two offers should one buy first! (For real, which one?)
Both are expected to be on the market by 2017, we got at most two months to decide! So, to help you weigh your priority, let’s take a step back, keep those wallets intact and contemplate on their strongest selling points:
On the Microsoft Corner : “Turn your desk into a Studio”
Powerful, strong, promising, innovative, competitive… Watching Microsoft’s latest venture just leaves one in a hair standing awe! Rivaling that of Apple’s iMac, the Microsoft Surface Studio looks like it’s coming for the kill. The video ad is in itself a work of technological art.
Here’s what one can expect with the 28-inch all-in-one desktop computer:
- It’s an All-in-One computer featuring the “World’s Thinnest LCD Monitor”
The LCD is billed as the thinnest LCD ever (to date) at 1.3 millimeters thick (the iMac is 5 millimeters thin to compare). The entire computer is only 12.5 millimeters thick. Imagine a sleek desktop in your workstation (both home or work).
- The screen can be tilted down to a 20 degree angle!
Are we getting to the space age already? This part is like a scene out of a sci-fi spaceship cockpit! The whole screen is designed to naturally tilt for drawing, drafting and swiping on the touchscreen- oh yes, touchscreen! (Screams).
Note though: The screen weighs 13 pounds! (Hopefully, it holds up)
- It’s bursting with colorful clarity at 13.5 million pixels!
Truly designed for the creative process, the Microsoft Surface Studio exploding with brilliant colors. Though it’s not something really new… (9.4 million pixels for 21.5-inch iMac and 14.7 million pixels for the 27-inch iMac) but we got to give it to Microsoft for breaking the monopoly.
- Three sleek, powerful and innovative accessories.
We’ve seen a keyboard and a wireless mouse, but the Surface Dial is just one that pushes technological boundaries. Other than that, the keyboard has a subtle change to its original geometric form (so sleek, to say the least) and the mouse, well it’s like a rip off from the iMac’s (still, that’s one for the Microsoft books).
On the Apple corner: “Fastest, most versatile I/O ever”
Faster, stronger, better… It’s the most powerful MacBook Pro ever. That’s how it must felt from watching Apple’s latest mac generation ad! After a long awaited update, the new MacBook Pro indeed surprises with groundbreaking features, which definitely throws an arrow into the modern day man’s heart.
- Apple’s Thinnest and Lightest Pro Design Ever
Thin looks like the new black in the tech industry these days. The lightweight look is the hot shot for the big shots. At just 14.9 mm thin, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 percent thinner and 23 percent less volume than the previous generation, and nearly half a pound lighter at just three pounds! (It’s Wingardium LeviOsa, not LevioSA!)
- It comes with “the” Revolutionary Touch Bar
Say what? Yes, it feels like the touch of genius is bringing our generation into a leap for the post-modern age. The Touch Bar “is a Multi-Touch enabled strip of glass built into the keyboard for instant access to the tools you want, right when you want them,” describes Apple.
- Brighter, Louder, More Colorful
It’s like going beyond your comfort zone, pushing more, and the new MacBook Pro is just that. Apple claims its specs and performance are 67% brighter, have 67% higher contrast ratio and display 25% more colour than the previous generation. Plus, the speakers give twice the dynamic range and up to 58% more volume! Great for mixing tracks, editing videos and enjoying a movie.
- Got the world’s most advanced desktop operating system… everything is ADVANCED!
macOS Sierra, is the operating system that powers every Mac.The MacBook Pro also has a much larger force touch trackpads and a more responsive and comfortable typing on the keyboard… so Apple says. Nevertheless. They always keep it that way… really advance!
If you want to get a hands on what these two tech giants had to offer, then go for pre-order on their respective sites. Meanwhile, you can also check out authentic pre-loved laptops and gadgets right up straight at Marketplace.ph, an online shopping store by PawnHero where branded items meet bargain prices. Check it out, a mac just got sold there (winks).
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