Surface Pro vs. MacBook Pro: A Comparison of Technology Specifications

Portability is considered the most important factor while making any new device purchase. The digital device market is full of lightweight gadgets. MacBook has been the market leader for lightweight and thin size laptops. As a matter of fact, MacBook computers did not face any competition, until the 2nd quarter of this year. Windows decided to give MacBook some competition. They came up with the Surface Pro with similar tech spec and more options to chose from. However, choosing one of the two, for your personal or professional use, is a tough choice.

Below is the tech specification comparison list for Surface Pro and MacBook Pro, that may help you make your purchase decision.

Features Surface Pro MacBook Pro
Dimensions  11.50 x 7.90 x 0.33 (in) 13.75 x 9.48 x 0.61 (in)
Weight 1.69 – 1.73 (pounds) 4.02 (pounds)
RAM 4, 8 and  16 GB 8 and 16 GB
Operating System Windows 10 Mac OS Sierra
Processor Intel® Core™ 7td-generation m3, i5, or i7 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, witd 64MB of eDRAM
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 615 (m3) Intel® HD Graphics 620 (i5) Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7) Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 / Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB Configurable to 1TB
Networking 802.11ac, Bluetootd 4.2, optional LTE 802.11ac, Bluetootd 4.2
Camera 5.0MP front-facing camera witd 1080p Skype HD video 720p FaceTime HD camera
Display 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display witd IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch 1680 by 1050 1440 by 900 1024 by 640 Screen: 12.3” PixelSense™ Display Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI) Aspect Ratio: 3:2 Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty  90 days of complimentary technical support and a one-year limited warranty
Battery 13.5 hours of video playback 10 hours of iTunes playback

Features vs Brand
The above-mentioned specification clearly shows that Surface Pro has stronger features. Yet, MacBook’s quality and design are hard to match by any other brand. Other than that, Apple’s iOS comes with security features inbuilt into the system, unlike other brands that need to rely on third-party anti-malware systems. This makes Apple comparatively more secure.

As far as design is concerned, MacBook Pro uses its tried-and-tested aluminum whereas Surface Pro uses alloy. The combination of glass and metal makes both laptops easy to handle and attractive to use at the same time.


Sound quality is one of the top factors which we consider while buying any electronic device like a laptop/tablet/mobile. Both the MacBook Pro and the Surface Pro possess the stereo sound quality, which adds to the list of the amazing features they offer. MacBook Pro, on one hand, can be considered as a very efficient laptop, whereas Surface Pro proves to be a perfect tablet with some very noteworthy laptop features. These devices are in huge demand amongst the developers and programmers as they tend to support various technologies for web and desktop based applications. If you are seeking to develop applications and software, have a look at the technologies that we specialize at Bexcode Services at