More People Are Switching From Macs to Surface Than Ever Before →


Brian Hall:

More people are switching from Macs to Surface than ever before. Our trade-in program for MacBooks was our best ever, and the combination of excitement for the innovation of Surface coupled with the disappointment of the new MacBook Pro – especially among professionals – is leading more and more people to make the switch to Surface, like this. It seems like a new review recommending Surface over MacBook comes out daily. This makes our team so proud, because it means we’re doing good work.

I have been considering this too, but the Performance Base Surface Book is just too expensive (and not available for purchase in my country) — the model that fits my needs best costs $2400. That’s 15″ MacBook Pro territory.

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  1. Add to this price of iPad pro, consider much bigger choice of software and possibilities of tablet/PC solution and then compare and write verdict =)

  2. For me the price for a new Macbook Pro 15″ with 512GB and Radeon 455 is actually less than for the Surface Book with Perf Base with 512GB ($2630 vs $2800) and on top of that the Surface Book is only a dual-core CPU! Picking up my MBP from the store on Dec. 30th – hopefully it won’t have any battery issues like yours – checking reddit and other online sources it looks pretty random, some people getting regular 12h vs others getting barely 6-7h of battery life.

    • Please let me know how you get on. Very curious. My replacement is scheduled to arrive after Christmas it seems. Which means I might just return it outright.

    • I’ll report back once i get my hands on it – it’s frustrating that i still need to wait so long (ordered it end of November).

    • Thanks. Hope you don’t have any issues.

    • Did anything improved for you after latest update? Looks like people are reporting lower discharge power rate with 10.12.2.

    • I am now getting up to 6 hours with light use. See my latest post.

    • Finally had some time to play with the new machine, so far seems like I can get about 8-9h with light workload on the 15″ tbMBP, which is good but a little disappointing since all my previous MacBooks used to run for longer than advertised period of time. The quality of macOS sierra is very disappointing. The OS was very unstable when trying to setup a soft RAID with encryption, to a point where I had to ditch the encryption on the RAID setup since my Mac would get CPU checks while copying files. Also a couple times it seemed that the touchID didn’t work (probably drivers failed to load properly) so I had no option to unlock the laptop or use touchID in any of the apps until I rebooted, I’ve also been experiencing some minor glitches with Finder like desktop background not refreshing, etc. Despite all that I’ve been pretty happy with the purchase, hardware wise it’s definitely the best laptop I had so far and I love the keyboard – however I do wish I could get the 15″ with touchID and without the touch bar. Zero use for me and I lost the esc key (I write code in vim and constantly use esc key) although the tb-esc works well so far.

    • That’s better than my experience. Still averaging 6 hours. Pondering returning it for the non-Touch Bar model.

    • Some more data, when I’m just coding (vim, terminal, safari and maybe preview open) I can go for around 12h. My discharge rate is at around 5.7W during that type of workload, I did however removed all the Adobe CC bloatware from running in the background along with other things that are not needed but that kept using the CPU all the time (at minimal rate, but still)

    • How did you remove Adobe exactly?

    • You need to remove all the adobe .plist from ~/Library/LaunchAgents /Library/LaunchAgents /Library/LaunchDaemons /System/Library/LaunchAgents and /System/Library/LaunchDaemons

    • I was under the impression that they reinstall themselves automatically. Let me know if that’s the case or not.

    • Didn’t for me after reboots but it’s possible they will on an update. However I’m now using BlockBlock from Objective-See that you’ve linked to and it alerts me if something wants to install itself into those places, so I’ll be able to block it during next update of Adobe tools.

      Edit: I just launched Lightroom and the plist tried to install itself, but BlockBlock detected it and I was able to block it and mark the app to remember that so hopefully it will stay that way.

  3. Mnie również MS policzył, bo kupiłem SB w listopadzie. To nie był dobry zakup. Liczba usterek jest zbyt duża, począwszy od wycieków światłą. No i sam system.. beee.

    W każdym razie w grudniu kupiłem juz nowego Maka. ;)