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Microsoft Surface vs. Macbook: A Hat For Your Cat

Microsoft Surface vs. Macbook: A Hat For Your Cat
Microsoft Surface vs. Macbook: A Hat For Your Cat

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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.

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  1. Elena

    February 25, 2017 at 2:51 am

    Yesterday, my MacBook Air went down. Its display went black and nothing I tried helped. When I tried to put it on, it purred, tried to go green or yellow and then the display was pitch black as a solitary starless Cosmos.
    Happily enough, the warranty is still on, so I called the Apple Store. The first time, a robot told me (very politely, I acknowledge) that “no advisor was available at the moment” and he (the robot, I mean) hang up at once not giving me any choice to try to engage him in further dialog.

    Finally, I got an Apple expert online. After half an hour of our common battle against my MacBook, we managed to silence the device. Now it decided not to answer at all at any pushing of the start button. The advisor told me to hold online while he was going to search for a closest place for me to leave there the comp for a treatment it needed. Then I heard the busy sounds, hang up and he never called back.

    Well, it was easy to find a Genius bar in Apple Store. And here comes the most interesting thing… All this happened yesterday, on Thursday, 23 Februray, 2017. And they told me that the closest day to bring my MacBook to their repair shop was Wednesday, March 1st, one week later! One week without a computer on warranty, an engine that cost me $1500 plus taxes. A computer I need badly for my work and pleasure.

    Of course, I inquired about a possibility to be given something as a replacement, an old model, or an old iPad and so on. And I have to wait for a week at least (I don’t even know how long would it take to get my computer back in good state). No, they don’t give you a replacement, no matter warranty or not.

    A good thing is that a second-hand computer store is located just in front of my building. It took me 5 minutes to get there and buy an old, used Macbook, very heavy, with a battery which wouldn’t work, but which cost me 350 dollars and which I could use in situations like this or working in a library and so on.

    But what about the possibility to use an old comp when a new one is waiting for being repaired? That’s the big question…

  2. Lana

    February 25, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Dear Elena, we regret that you’ve found yourself in a situation like this, but we have heard from a good and reliable source (a friend who works in Cupertino, California) that Apple is going to introduce this service this summer, may be in May. They are now in the process of developing the procedure, calculating expenses, and so on. It seems it will look like this: if your Apple product fails, you get a replacement for the time of the reparation. A deposit may be needed or a small fee (just to avoid cases of abuse from unscrupulous owners). Anyway, don’t forget that when you decide to change your Macbook for a new one, you can always use our Website to recycle your old Mac for the best price online. Good luck!

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