Surface Laptop vs MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017 Detailed Specs Comparison

Microsoft's new Surface Laptop is the first real laptop with a simple stylish clamshell yet powerful with multiple colors. How the Surface Laptop compared with MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017? Let's find out here.

Surface Laptop vs MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017

A new member of the Surface family, the Surface Laptop, features a slim design and incredibly lightweight at only 2.76 lbs (1.25 kg). It’s now has a simple clamshell design with undetachable keyboard and trackpad. So it is quite different from its cousins, either Surface Pro and Surface Book series. It has an impressive 14.5 hours of battery life great for students and traveling businessman.

If you are in the market looking for a great laptop and struggling in choosing between the Surface Laptop and the new MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017, here we have a detailed spec comparison between both devices for you.

Surface Laptop vs MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017 Detailed Spec Comparison

 Surface LaptopMacbook Pro 13-inch (2017)
Announced DateMay 2, 2017June 5, 2017
Default Configurations
$999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB$1299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB$1599 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB $2199 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB
Non Touch Bar:
$1299 - i5 | 8 GB | 128 GB $1499 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB

With Touch Bar:
$1799 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB $1999 - i5 | 8 GB | 512 GB
Pre-Installed Operating SystemWindows 10 PromacOS Sierra (10.12)
Built-in AppsOffice 30-days trial
Display Size13.5 inches13.3 inches
Display Resolution2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 3.4M Pixels2560 x 1600 (227 PPI), 4M Pixels
Screen TechnologyPixelSense™ display
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multitouch
Inking: Supports Surface Pen
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated
LED Backlit display with IPS technology
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
500 nits brightness
Wide color (P3)
Internal Specs
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
Non Touch Bar:
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7360U

Configurable to:
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7660U

With Touch Bar:
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7267U

Configurable to:
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7287U7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7567U
i5: Intel® HD Graphics 620i7: Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
Non Touch Bar:
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640

With Touch Bar:
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB

8 GB

128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Non Touch Bar:
128 GB256 GB

Configurable to:
512 GB1 TB

PCIe‑based onboard SSD

With Touch Bar:
256 GB512 GB

Configurable to:
1 TB

PCIe‑based onboard SSD
NetworkWireless Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth low energy 4.0
802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking;
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
Battery Size45.2 WhNon Touch Bar: 54.5 Wh
With Touch Bar: 49.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 14.5 hours of local video playbackUp to 10 hours of wireless web.
Up to 10 hours of iTunes movie playback.
Up to 30 days of standby time.
Power Supply44W power supply with USB charging port61W USB-C Power Adapter
DimensionsBack: 308.02mm x 223.2mm x 14.47mm (WxDxH)
Front: 308.02mm x 223.2mm x 9.93mm (WxDxH)
11.97″ x 8.36″ x 0.59″
(304.10mm x 212.40mm x 14.90mm) (WxDxH)
Weight2.76 lbs (1.25 kg)3.02 lbs (1.37 kg)
PlatinumGraphite GoldBurgundyCobalt Blue
SilverSpace Gray
Keyboard and Trackpad- Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
- Five-finger multitouch gesture
- Full-size backlit keyboard with soft touch feel and full 1.5mm travel.
- Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® for maximized typing comfort
Full-size backlit keyboard with:
64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
Ambient light sensor
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures.
Ports- Full-size USB 3.0
- Mini DisplayPort
- Stereo headphones/microphone jack
- SurfaceConnect for magnetic power and docking
Non Touch Bar:
2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

With Touch Bar:
4 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Each port support for:
ChargingDisplayPortThunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps)USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)

- 3.5 mm headphone jack
Camera & Audio
CameraWindows Hello sign-in camera
720p HD video camera
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio- Stereo microphones
- OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
- Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
Non Touch Bar:
2 x microphones

With Touch Bar:
3 x microphones
SensorsAmbient light sensorAmbient light sensor
With Touch Bar:
Touch ID sensor

SecurityTPM chip for enterprise security-
In the boxSurface Laptop
Power supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
13-inch MacBook Pro
61W USB-C Power Adapter
USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)

Both devices are all the great ultrabook available from different platforms. So if you are familiar and planning to use Windows 10 as your primary Operating System, there is no doubt that the Surface Laptop is the great option for you.