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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
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Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" vs Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Why is Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15" better than Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB?

  • Has a anti-reflection coating
  • Has an external memory slot
  • 5mm thinner
    18mmvs23mm
  • Uses a fanless design
  • 19.38% less body volume
    1596.32cm³vs1980.139cm³
  • Has a HDMI output
  • 3.9mm shorter
    247.1mmvs251mm
  • Has a MagSafe power adapter

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB better than Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"?

  • 35% higher resolution
    3240 x 2160pxvs2880 x 1800px
  • 800MHz higher ram speed
    2400MHzvs1600MHz
  • 8h longer battery life
    17hvs9h
  • 506g lighter
    1.53kgvs2040g
  • Has a stylus
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has USB Type-C
  • 2 more USB ports
    4vs2

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Design

1.weight

2.04kg

1.53kg

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2.Has a backlit keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

3.thickness

18mm

23mm

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4.Weather sealed
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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5.Has a detachable keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

6.volume

1596.32cm³

1980.14cm³

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Display

1.resolution

2880 x 1800px

3240 x 2160px

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3840 x 2160px

2.screen size

15.4"

15"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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3.has an LED-backlit display
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

4.every pixel has three subpixels
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

5.has a anti-reflection coating
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.

6.has a touch screen
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

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Performance

1.RAM

16GB

16GB

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2.RAM speed

1600MHz

2400MHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

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3.Uses flash storage
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Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.

4.CPU speed

4 x 2.2GHz

4 x 1.9GHz (Intel Core i7-8650U)

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5.CPU threads

8

8 (Intel Core i7-8650U)

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.

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6.internal storage

1000GB

1000GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

2

2

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.

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2.Has WiFi
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has USB Type-C
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

4.Has Bluetooth
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.USB ports

2

4

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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5

6.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

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5

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Battery

1. longer battery life

9h

17h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

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2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

2.has a front camera
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

3.Has a stylus
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

4.has GPS
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

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5.Has an optical disc drive
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

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6.Has a fingerprint scanner
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

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Miscellaneous

1.has a child lock
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.

2.Has customizable notifications
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

You can easily manage notifications by adjusting your preferences, and you can also turn them off completely for specific apps.

3.Has NX bit
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.

4.Has FMA3
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

FMA3 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

5.Has F16C
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

F16C is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.

6.Has AVX
Apple MacBook Pro (2015) 15"
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" Intel Core i7-8650U / 16GB / 1TB

AVX is used to help speed up calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications, as well as improving Linux RAID software performance.

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