Microsoft Surface Book 2 Better Than MacBook Pro? SB2 Photo Leaked Showing Unique Hinge Design

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Better Than MacBook Pro? SB2 Photo Leaked Showing Unique Hinge Design
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Which could be the better option between the upcoming Microsoft Surface Book 2 and MacBook Pro?


While consumers continue to discern as to which between the two anticipated laptops they should buy, a new report has suggested that the former could actually be a better option than the latter.

What could have been the bases of this speculation? Is the expected performance of the device from Microsoft the main consideration for this?

Let us then take a closer look into the anticipated specs and features of Microsoft Surface Book 2, which makes could possibly make it the biggest competitor of MacBook Pro 2016.

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According to Windows Central, the portable computer is set to run on Intel’s seventh generation processor, the Kaby Lake. Based on several reports, the company has appeared definite already about using the new processor, while the use of it for Apple’s updated MacBook Pro line has still remained a rumor.

With the use of such powerful processor, it will support USB 3.1 and 3D and 4K graphics.

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Amid some negative comments about the aesthetics of the fulcrum hinge of the previous model, the report noted that the upcoming Microsoft Surface Book 2 would already address them.

The manner by which Microsoft might have executed this change is still unknown, though. However, it was noted that it would look like a traditional laptop as the display and keyboard “flush” whenever the unit is closed.


With its predecessor having a removable display, it is likely that the second generation Surface Book would still carry such feature. This is reportedly an advantage especially for consumers who would opt to bring their gadget around sans the keyboard.

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Surface Pen

According to Tech Radar, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 would already come with a rechargeable LED Surface Pen.

For the MacBook Pro 2016 model, the stylus support has remained a rumor especially that they have not yet introduced such feature in the said product line. In the meantime, Phone Arena reported that a supposed message of Microsoft Surface Book has leaked on Instagram.

Citing a report from Windows Central editor-in-chief Daniel Rubino, it was hinted that the hinge system is finally getting a fix.

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“I can confirm that the image posted (it’s not a photo) is from an internal Microsoft ‘sizzler’ reel meant to demonstrate some ideas for the new Surface Book 2,” Rubino said. “The video has recently been shown within Microsoft’s various departments and meetings starting in July, and multiple people can confirm seeing the video where this image originates.”

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