Everyone has the same complaint about Microsoft's new laptop

It’s the price.

The base model of Microsoft’s new Surface Book costs $US,1499, which is more expensive than the MacBook Pro’s $US1,299 base model that also has a 13-inch screen and somewhat similar specs. And those who have already reviewed the Surface Book can’t ignore it.

And the most expensive model with all the bells and whistles, including a dedicated graphics card for better gaming and visually oriented tasks, can cost you up to $US3,199.

A low price tag is one of the main draws of Windows laptops. You can get a perfectly good Windows computer for common, basic tasks like web browsing and productivity for under $US400. There’s no such thing as a $US400 laptop form Apple.

However, while most of the reviews take notice of the Surface Book’s high price, it’s not necessarily a dealbreaker.

“You want premium Windows? Microsoft now has what you’re looking for,” wrote Gizmodo’s Mario Aguilar. “Millions of people have been paying premium for ages for Macs.”

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