It appears that the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the laptop to beat for the holiday season. Since its release in mid-November, Microsoft’s star device has landed great sales and critical acclaim.
Matt Weinberger of Business Insider is one of the Surface Book 2’s biggest fans, claiming it to possibly be his favorite computer ever. He further notes how Microsoft is pulling ahead of Apple in operating system and hardware innovation. Andrew E. Freedman of Laptop Mag also believes the Surface Book 2 is better than the MacBook Pro.
“The Surface Book 2 isn’t as pretty as the MacBook Pro, but it lasts longer, has an innovative detachable display and offers more ports and stronger graphics. If you’re a creative, it’s hard to argue against that powerful GTX 1050 or 1060 GPU.”
Freeman believes the MacBook Pro is okay for people who need portable machines and swear on Apple’s ecosystem, but believes the Surface Book 2’s better overall functionality puts it at the top. However, not all the commenters after the article agree.
“The software and the Apple ecosystem is why MacBook users choose it. I have found Windows 10 to be terribly unreliable and privacy stealing. You can play the spec game all day, but it won’t get you anywhere with people in the Apple ecosystem,” says TBaggens.
“Screen on Macbook have [sic] anti-reflective coating so it fills much better in a lot of scenarios,” claims user3.