Microsoft’s Surface family expands to include the Surface Studio as Apple celebrates the 25th anniversary of the PowerBook with the launch of the new MacBook Pro.
Yes, this implies exactly what you think it does. Microsoft and Apple go head to head once again to divide people’s opinions all over the world.
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio along with the announcement of the next version of Windows 10, Creators Edition with its expected release in April, 2017. By facilitating a digital canvas to creative professionals in the form of Surface Studio, an outright challenge has been posed to Apple’s iMac and MacPro which have been the sole provider for the creative industry. One can say Apple responded by bringing an end to its four year long hiatus in the laptop line by introducing the all new MacBook Pro.
Here is all that you need to know about the Surface Studio and the new MacBook Pro.
The thinnest ever MacBook Pro features a 67 percent brighter display with a 67 percent higher contrast ratio with a 25 percent increase in the vibrancy of the display. In simple words, the new MacBook Pro has outdone its predecessor by a large extent in terms of display.
The incredible display of Surface Studio has been the core of its marketing strategy. The touchscreen display of “world’s thinnest LCD monitor ever built” outputs 13.5 million pixels making it the best screen in its class. A feature that is appealing to photographers, videographers and designers is “True Colour”, which refers to the expanded colour output. If this wasn’t enough to get one to agree on its extraordinary display features, the provision of the screen being adjusted to a twenty degree orientation on account of the “zero gravity hinge” will do so.
With Quad-core 6th Generation Intel Core processors, an NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor with up to 4GB memory, and up to 2TB storage, Surface Studio serves as a rather powerful workstation with the built-in Windows assistant, Cortana, just a calling even when you’re in a different room.
Inside MacBook Pro we find Intel Core i5 and i7 chips cooled by a new thermal arrangement promising to fix problems faced earlier- overheating and excessive noise. The company claims to have improved the graphic performance, speeding it up by 130 percent and to have made access to the amicable AI assistant, Siri, easier.
What makes the two special?
The Studio mode supports a variety of accessories which add onto the appeal of it such as-the Surface Pen and the Surface Dial whereas the Surface mode works with a wireless keyboard and mouse. The main purpose of the Surface Dial is to provide an easier and intuitive way to trigger menus, scroll and access various features and shortcuts in apps by its simple placement on the screen. The Surface Pen comes with 5 interchangeable colour tips and 1024 pressure points highlighting the focus on the provision of a platform for people to unleash their creative side.
Apple says goodbye to its row of function keys as it introduces a mini Retina display Touch Bar between the screen and keyboard as the people anticipated due to the leaks. The multitouch screen uses various taps and gestures to perform a wide variety of tasks, making it the most significant change in the MacBook Pro. It also includes TouchID allowing one to access their MacBook with their fingerprint.
What one can say about Surface Studio for sure that Microsoft has truly pushed it to make it all about creativity. A new category of device has been created which seems to be paving the way to making 3D content easily available to people.
Whereas in the case of MacBook Pro, one can see major improvements being made over previously tried and tested technology to make the experience of users better with only the Touch Bar being the only new and innovative feature introduced.
All in all, Surface Studio is a game changer while the new MacBook Pro is a product refresher.