How Microsoft's new laptop compares to the MacBook Pro

Microsoft unveiled its first laptop, called the Surface Book, during its big event on Tuesday, and it’s being touted as the MacBook Pro killer.

It’s less than half the weight as the 13-inch MacBook Pro, has a sharper and slightly bigger screen, and you can ditch the keyboard when you don’t need it. The MacBook Pro also costs $US200 less than the Surface Book for some pretty similar specs.

Still,we were amazed by the Surface Book’s light weight when we got our hands on it at the Microsoft event, and the MacBook certainly can’t turn into tablet like the Surface Book can.

We compared the most important specs from the base models of both the Microsoft Surface Book and the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro:

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