Microsoft’s Surface range is doing More For portable computers than any device since the Macbook Air. The Surface collection now encompasses the Surface Pro Tablets that come with attachable type covers, work horse Surface book with a graphics card, surface studio, Microsoft’s answer to the iMAC, and the all new Surface Laptop. All come with touch screens and pen usability. But which device is the best for business?
We tried every device in the Surface range before we decided there isn’t one answer for all. Those that users on the look out for a lightweight device to watch media or jot notes on won’t even feel the Surface Pro in their bags. The Surface Book on the other hand is a beast at handling graphics intensive tasks on the move – if you can bear with lugging around at least a couple extra pounds. The Surface Studio is a feat of engineering, but for professionals demand the most intricate experience in a fixed environment. Lastly, the Surface Laptop is for those that prefer a traditional laptop experience but yearn for all the bells and whistles a new era of computing devices offer.
CEO’s Pick: Instead of offering it’s own advantage, the Surface Laptop excels in areas where the other devices are deficient, and thus is the only device giving the Macbook a run for its money. More powerful than a similar weighted Apple equivalent, it allows for a touch screen experience, and you can use the Surface Pen on its screen as well. But unlike the Pro, you won’t need to stress the calves to make up for ‘lappability’ or feel the weight of it while queing at airports as you would with the Surface Pro. It’s also the mos gorgeous device of the range, to put it mildly. If you can handle Windows 10, which is possibly Microsoft’s best OS yet, but still not as intuitive as Apple’s OS X, this is the laptop you should get.