9 Ways the Surface Laptop Beats MacBooks

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The first time I saw the Surface Laptop, I thought to myself, "well, damn, Microsoft is going right after MacBook users." And after we've had some hands-on time with the 13.5-inch laptop, we're even more sure that this machine stands up to comparisons with Apple's notebooks, and even beats them. Here are 8 ways Microsoft’s new clamshell takes Apple's MacBooks to school.


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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey,
After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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  • Peterl Says:

    And this is my reason not to buy the Surface:
    Besides 1 usb port,
    I don't see any advantage on the alcantara suede-like fabric. This is not hygienic, with some time touching and using it will become dirty and stained, and yes they say is stain-resistant, for how long?
    then it should be coated with some kind of hidden toxic chemicals, to be anti-x, in my fingers everyday? no thanks.
    So I prefer a fingerprint magnet surface that I can clean than a bacteria magnet.

  • omegatalon Says:

    Microsoft's Surface Laptop is nice; but there are machines that is better like Hewlett Packard's X360 Spectre that is about the same thickness, price, weight, uses the same processors and is a 2-in-1.

  • FANGXIII Says:

    I don't know people people are making a big deal about the 14.5hrs of Netflix streaming. Its using Windows 10S compared to an actual fully capabe operating system. I believe putting windows 10 pro on this will affect the battery life quite a bit. Hopefully, I'm wrong.

  • Bambo Says:

    I don't agree on the last one. USB-C Over USB-A any given second. We need to push new tech forward ASAP.

  • Rob... Says:

    That's some fine journalism right there...tellin' it like it is...

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