Apple has been manufacturing notebook computers thin and light for years, and in fact started the trend with its MacBook Air back in 2008. Today, the machine is more minimalist, Apple is the small MacBook 12-inch, which has a starting price of $ 1,300. Microsoft does not takes a lot of time in the segment of laptops and has adopted an approach decidedly different: the Surface Pro 6 is the 2-in-1 home and it certainly does not occupy much space on the table, but… does it offer enough power and flexibility to tackle the MacBook? Face the Apple MacBook vs. Microsoft Surface Pro-6.
Despite its diminutive size, the computer of Apple does not move away too much from the aesthetics of usual MacBook. Features clean lines and lack of ventilation, and its chassis slightly in the form of a wedge comes in three attractive colours, Gold, Silver and Gray Space. The Surface Pro 6, for its part, has not changed much with respect to the model of last year, adding only a black color to the silver base existing of magnesium and glass. The Type Cover and the stylus Signature Type are available in platinum, cobalt blue, or burgundy.
The MacBook and the Surface Pro 6 present a premium finish: both are solid and convey quality along with a stiffness that is well reflected in their prices. They are both small machines, including the MacBook with 11.04 inches x 7.74 inches with a thickness of just 13.2 mm, in comparison with the Surface Pro 6 with 11.5 inches x 7.9 inches and 8.33 mm if we consider the part of tablet only. The MacBook is a little heavier with 0.92 kg in comparison with the laptop computer Microsoft with 0.78 kg (without keyboard, yes).
The compact chassis of the MacBook required a different type of keyboard, one of butterfly of the second generation, with a tour extremely short which gives the sensation of writing on a block of wood. The Surface Pro 6 has your keyboard Type Cover that has a longer travel and a mechanism agile that it is less tiring in long sessions of writing. However, the MacBook regains some ground with its touchpad, Force Touch, very large, and one of our favorites, in comparison with the Type Cover of Microsoft’s smaller, but fully functional.
Connectivity is not the strong point in both teams. The MacBook only has one USB port-C with Thunderbolt 3, so requires an adapter to charge and connect simultaneously. The Surface Pro 6 has a single port USB-A 3.0, mini-DisplayPort and the port Surface to Connect for charging and expansion. That means that Surface Pro 6 has a limited capacity to support external displays and you can only use the charger owner.
The Surface Pro 6 is a tablet that is compatible with the excellent Surface Pen and has a touch screen. It is eminently more flexible in its use, and is as well built as the MacBook.
The MacBook represents the more traditional format of laptop, while the Surface Pro 6 is a tablet that is “simple”, but let this not fool you when it comes to performance. The MacBook uses the dual-core CPU series And the seventh generation of Intel to reduce energy use and operate more chilled and less hurried. The Surface Pro 6, on the other hand, is based on the series processors Or quad -, Or eighth-generation of Intel (though not Whiskey Lake), which makes it much faster for productivity and creative tasks. Both laptops store data in solid state drives (SSDS) and PCIe both support up to 16 GB of RAM.
In regards to the screen, the MacBook follows the brilliant career of Apple and offers a panel 16:10 IPS of 12 inches with a resolution of 2,304 x 1,440. Has a wide range of colors and they are very accurate, it is bright and has very good contrast. The screen of the Surface Pro 6 is also quite good, with a panel at 3:2 13.5-inch 2,256 x 1,504 which is excellent for work productivity. Its color range is slightly lower and is not as accurate, but has a much higher contrast. If you are a creative professional, then you will enjoy the screen of the MacBook but the office workers will prefer the Surface Pro 6.
The Surface Pro 6 is significantly faster and its screen is best for your target market workers ‘ productivity.
The MacBook itself is a little lighter and thinner than the Surface Pro 6 when combined with your keyboard Type Cover. Nor is it heavy, but the Surface Pro 6 works very well as a tablet lightweight and powerful, making it easy to use in mobility.
In regard to the duration of the battery, the MacBook is more short, but the Surface Pro 6 delivers a stunning performance in this field. In a nutshell, the tablet from Microsoft can last a long time, almost two times more than the MacBook, whether enjoying a video, like browsing the web or running applications, web intensive.
Both are thin and light, but the Surface Pro 6 is much more likely to help you spend a full work day on a single charge.
The Surface Pro 6 is fast and flexible
The Surface Pro 6 part of the $ 900 with a Core i5, 8 GB of RAM and an SSD of 128 GB, and reached the $ 2,300 on the intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM and a SSD of 1 TB. That’s what makes it a tablet expensive, especially when you add in the $ 160 dollars for the Cover-type Signature and $ 100 for the pen Surface.
The MacBook is also quite premium, starting at $ 1,300 with a Core m3, 8GB of RAM and an SSD of 256GB. You can get up to $ 1,950 dollars in the Core i7, 16 GB of RAM and a SSD of 512 GB.
Unless you prefer a laptop computer clamshell as small as you can find, the Surface Pro 6 is a tablet that will last you more time with a load and it is also a bit faster.
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