For readers who are considering buying the MacBook Pro or the Microsoft Surface 2, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The MacBook Pro comes with a 13.3 inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colours. The native resolution on the device is 1280 by 800 pixels. The Microsoft Surface 2 comes with a 10.6 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
The MacBook Pro comes with 325 x 227 x 24.1 mm dimensions and weighs 2.06 kg. The Microsoft Surface 2 comes with 274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm dimensions and weighs 675.9 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The MacBook Pro is equipped with a 2.5 GHz dual core Intel Core i5 processor and Intel HD Graphics 4000. It comes with 500 GB of internal memory, with configurable options of 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
The Microsoft Surface 2 is equipped with a 1.7 GHz quad core cortex A15 processor and Nvidia Tegra 4 T40 chipset. It comes in 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The MacBook Pro runs on the OS X Mavericks operating system and has 4 GB of RAM. The Microsoft Surface 2 runs on the Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT operating system and has 2 GB of RAM.
The MacBook Pro sports a 720p FaceTime HD camera. The Microsoft Surface 2 sports a 5 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 3.5 MP.
The MacBook Pro comes with a built-in 63.5 watt hour lithium polymer battery, which allows for up to 7 hours of wireless web surfing. The Microsoft Surface 2 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion battery.
Price in Australia
The MacBook Pro is priced at around AU $1,349. The Microsoft Surface 2 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $519.95 and the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $629.95 in Australia.
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