1TB Microsoft Surface Book Will Cost $3,199: Is The Surface Pro 4 A Better Buy?

If you want the version of Microsoft’s book that has 1TB storage, you better have a huge wallet. Engadget has the news.

“This ultimate configuration (which also includes a Core i7, 16GB of RAM and dedicated graphics) will cost you an eye-watering $3,199, which makes the $2,699 512GB model suddenly seem like a bargain.”

If you want the 1TB version on launch day, too bad! It won’t be shipped for another seven weeks. As usual, the arguments in the comments section after the article led to a fighting back and forth if Apple’s MacBook Pro is better or not. According to Laptop Magazine, the Microsoft Surface Book is a MacBook Pro killer.

“Really, it’s all about the speed. In fact, Microsoft claims that the Core i5 or Core i7-powered Surface Book is twice as fast as the MacBook Pro. The notebook also employs a PCIe SSD, which is at least twice as fast as traditional, SATA-based drives and comes in capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB.”

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The available versions of the Surface Book are a lot more expensive than the Surface Pro 4. The cheapest version of the Surface Pro 4 costs $899, while the cheapest version of the Surface Book costs $1,499. It’s important to keep in mind that the the $1,599 version of the Surface Pro 4, which contains an Intel i7 processor, 256GB internal storage, and 8GB RAM, is a powerhouse where one can do intense video and photo editing. It doesn’t have a solid keyboard, but the new Type Cover is a huge improvement. It doesn’t have a 13.5-inch screen, but you may want a smaller 12.3-inch one anyway. It costs several hundred dollars less than the Surface Book with similar specs.

According to Ars Technica, the Surface Pro 4 refines everything, but keeps the basic look and feel of the Surface Pro 3.

“Overall the Surface Pro 4 looks like the best possible version of the Surface Pro 3 design—better screen, better internals, better Type Cover, but same idea. If you weren’t into the Surface, this won’t change your mind. If you were tempted by a Surface Pro 3, this is a very strong shove that might just push you over the fence.”

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Both the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book will be available for purchase on Monday, October 26. Even though the Surface Book has received most of the attention so far, the Surface Pro 4 should not be ignored, especially by those who don’t want to spend over $2,000 for a high-powered laptop. Official reviews for the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book should start coming out this coming week. Which device are you most excited about– the Surface Pro 4 or the Surface Book? Let us know in the comments section.

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