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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 cator a shapeau for a chat, or a sombrero for el gato. Is it true? Both have keyboards and SSDs for storage, both have 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, sad but true. Macbooks are only rumored to get touch screens in the future.
How about stylus? No chance. You can write and draw with a stylus only if you’re a happy owner of Surface Pro 4. Just rip away the keyboard if you choose to use Surface Pro 4 as a tablet and when you’re bored of it, glue it back. Yes, it has magnets. It’s just that simple.
If you think, Microsoft is overdoing it, Apple offers the attachable keyboard for the iPad Pro. It’s tinier, as everything Apple makes. I guess, they live in a fairy world, that’s why. No, Surface Pro 4 keyboard is a solid work with a large track pad.
Windows Surface Pro 4 sports faster Intel Skylake CPU as well. It’s 50% faster than that in MacBooks. Apple’s Intel Core i7 against Microsoft’s Intel Core i5, a mobile chip against the 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, remember.
Windows Surface Pro 4 has a feline quality in it, if I’m allowed to develop the cats’ theme. Cats, as you may well know, can squeeze in the tiniest crack possible. Behind your back and that of a chair you sit on, for example.
And the last but not the least argument. Windows OS. First of all, Cortana moved in from mobiles, while Apple’s 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 hit the sweet spot for working. Really, who needs laptops?
What’s more, you can install heavy graphics editors onto this tablet. I mean, really heavy, like AutoCAD from Autodesk. And you can use a stylus to work with drawings! Just imagine, you’re drawing a substructure plan in a comfy armchair! And the display stands not at 90 degrees but lies down like a sheet of paper. You won’t need to twist your neck any more. Because, you know, what I never understood in MacBooks with their little screens, how one can type with them on the lap. The bitter truth of our times is that a laptop is not meant for laps in a long run.
You’ve noticed of course, I’ve compared Windows Surface Pro 4 with MacBook mostly. Isn’t it a bit out of the league for the tablet, even the hybrid one? No, Surface has set up a new standard, the very league of its own, so to say. Tablets ceased being just entertainment gadgets, because they’re so lovely to have in hands, and making a business assistant in a tablet form-factor was only the matter of time. Microsoft has beaten Apple in this.