Microsoft is Going After Apple’s Head with Their First Ever Laptop

Microsoft has made it clear that they’re targeting the Macbook Pro with their newly announced Microsoft Surface Book, the tech giant’s first ever laptop that is reportedly two times faster than Apple’s offering.

According to Microsoft it’s the fastest 13-inch laptop ever created, and its display can be completely removed from the rest of the device and used a tablet thanks to its muscle wire lock. The display can then be reattached, and can even be flipped all the way around with the keyboard serving as a prop.

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The display being removed allows it to serve as a powerful tablet, similar to other devices in the Surface line, with it running desktop Windows. This also puts it in contention with Apple’s newly announced iPad Pro, which disappointed some by continuing to support a modified version of iOS despite its high-end internals rather than OS X.

The laptop is made entirely out of a single piece of magnesium, while its trackpad is made with precision glass that can support up to five-point multitouch.

The Microsoft Surface Book will boast Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, along with an ultra fast Nvidia GeForce GPU, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage space. It’ll also feature an SD card slot and two USB 3.0 ports, with a battery that can reportedly keep it running for 12 hours on full charge.

The laptop will go on sale on October 26th, with prices beginning at $1,499. Microsoft will begin taking pre-orders on October 7th.

Check out the Surface Book in action in the video below: