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Microsoft Surface vs. Macbook: A Hat For Your Cat
As the new musical ad declares, Macs are as useful as a hat for your cat, a chapeau pour chat, or un sombrero para un gato. But is this true? Both have keyboards and SSDs for storage, both have a touch screen…. Oops!
Wait-wait- wait, MacBooks don’t have touch screens? Really? Oh, boy, we’re well into the second decade of the 21st century, for crying out loud!
Yes, it’s sad but true. MacBooks are only rumored to get touch screens in the future.
How about a stylus? No chance. You can write and draw with a stylus only if you’re a proud owner of a Surface Pro 4. Just remove the keyboard if you choose to use the Surface Pro 4 as a tablet, and when you’re ready just put it back! It has magnets, making it very simple to remove and reattach.
If you think, Microsoft is overdoing it, Apple also offers the attachable keyboard for the iPad Pro. It’s tiny, like everything Apple makes. I guess it’s because they live in a fairy world. However, the Surface Pro 4 keyboard is solid with a large track pad.
The Windows Surface Pro 4 sports a faster Intel Skylake CPU as well. It’s 50% faster than a MacBooks. Apple’s Intel Core i7 compared to the Microsoft’s Intel Core i5, is like a mobile chip compared to a desktop level chip. With a Surface Pro 4, you’ve got a portable PC, compact enough to fit into a bag, with or without the keyboard.
The Windows Surface Pro 4 has a feline quality to it, if I can elaborate on the cats’ theme. Cats, as you may well know, can squeeze into the tiniest cracks. Behind your back in that chair you sit on, for example.
Last but not least, Windows OS. First of all, Cortana moved in from mobiles, while Apple is still lagging behind with Siri. The options for software is literally limitless, and most of it has shareware versions. Plus, cloud Office and OneDrive cloud storage are great for office staff. Really, who needs laptops?
What’s more, you can install heavy graphics editors onto this tablet. I mean, really heavy, like AutoCAD from Autodesk. You can also use a stylus to work with drawings! Just imagine, you’re drawing a substructure plan in a comfy armchair! The display doesn’t stand at 90 degrees, but lies down like a sheet of paper. You won’t need to twist your neck any more.
What I never understood with MacBooks and their little screens, how one can type with them on their lap? The bitter truth of our time is that a laptop is not meant for laps in the long run.
You’ve noticed, of course, I’ve compared the Windows Surface Pro 4 with mostly MacBook. It’s a bit out of league for a tablet, even a hybrid one. The Surface has set up a new standard, in a league of its own, so to say.
Tablets ceased being just entertainment gadgets, because they’re easy to hold, and are making a business assistant in a tablet form-factor only a matter of time. Microsoft has beaten Apple in this category.