Microsoft yesterday shared a new ad “Microsoft Surface Pro 7: The Better Choice” on YouTube, in which the company compares its tablet computer to Apple’s 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, as highlighted MSPoweruser.
The ad highlights the Surface Pro 7’s touchscreen and includes the stylus as opposed to just the “little bar” (touch bar) on the MacBook Pro. Other advantages of the Surface Pro 7 stated in the advertisement are the detachable keyboard, a cheaper price, and the claim that the tablet is a “better gaming device” than the MacBook Pro.
Results uploaded to Geekbench show that the Intel Core i3-equipped Surface Pro 7 with 4GB of RAM has single-core and multi-core scores of 769 and 1,851, respectively. Additionally, the Intel Core i5-equipped Surface Pro 7 with 8GB of RAM has single-core and multi-core scores of 1,210 and 4,079 respectively. In comparison, a comparison M1 chip running on a 13-inch MacBook Pro with 8GB of integrated memory achieved higher performance than both single-core and multi-core scores of 1,735 and 7,686 from Surface models, respectively.
The 12.3-inch Surface Pro 7 starts at $ 749.99 with 128GB storage and 4GB RAM and goes up to $ 2,299.99 with 1TB storage and 16GB RAM. In comparison, the current 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro starts at $ 1,299 with 256GB storage and 8GB of integrated memory and increases to $ 2,299 for 2TB storage and 16GB of integrated memory.
Microsoft has long deployed its Surface devices as an ideal combination of both tablet and computer experience. In the past years, Microsoft has released a number of advertisements promoting its Surface lineup on Apple’s MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iPad lineups.