Microsoft unveiled its first official dispatch of Windows 10 devices in a little over three weeks ago;
Microsoft categorically touted its Surface Book (a laptop that transforms into a tablet) to be twice as fast as Apple’s MacBook Pro. That a hybrid tablet touts itself to be faster than the MacBook Pro sounded ridiculous, and most were skeptical about the authenticity of Microsoft’s claims.
Well, the guys over at HowToGeek.com took it upon themselves to check if the outrageous claim by Microsoft holds any water. They pitted the Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro and found out that the two machines perform almost equally. However, the MacBook Pro performs slightly better in terms of CPU and Geekbench among other benchmarks. That was despite the fact that the Surface Book tacks the newer Skylake processor that is yet to feature on Apple’s computers.
That being said the question of how did Microsoft reach the conclusion that the Surface Book is faster than the MacBook Pro. The guys at How To Geek say that when looking at graphics performance in the higher-end Surface Book that comes with extra …read more