These days, Microsoft and Apple have been in very tight competition, and nothing seems to change this. That being said, Microsoft has released several tablet/PC hybrids expected to fill the gap that users have between their smartphones and desktops or laptops. We’ll learn more about the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book in this article.
The Surface Book has been out for a while; whereas the Surface Pro 4 is brand new. Neither supports the old, antiquated Windows art styles and security issues; but it’s still tough to make an informed choice. Both are supposed to be able to stand as a laptop alone (while providing the ultimate portability) that being said, it can be overwhelming to look at all the specs and make a cognizant choice.
The Microsoft Surface Book
With one of the highest price tags, it also comes with the highest screen resolution and quality. At a paltry weight of 1.6 pounds and less than an inch thick; it rivals the MacBook Air, but provides a lot more power. With a 2 core Intel processor, you’ll have enough processing power (plus an Intel HD520 or Nvidia GeForce graphics card to play any game you want). They also come with 128 GB of storage, and 8 GB of ram. Expect the battery to last an amazing 12 hours as well.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The Surface Pro 4 pulls all the stops (and is considerably cheaper than the Surface Book). It packs a 12.3-inch screen, doubles as a tablet, and is even lighter and thinner than the Surface Book. It comes with 6th generation Intel processors, and an Intel HD 540 graphics card. Storage isn’t a slouch either, with 4 GB of available RAM and 128 GB storage. The cameras are the same on this device as the Surface Book (but unfortunately the battery only lasts 9 hours).
Which Windows Tablet Hybrid Is Right For You?
It could be a hard choice picking between these devices. The Microsoft Surface Book carries almost double the purchase price but has some features that most users would love to have (including more battery life). In the end, if you plan on using your tablet/hybrid like a PC, you’d probably be more happy with the Microsoft Surface Pro. If you’re just going to surf the internet, stick with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4.