A new ad from Microsoft?EU?s pits its new Surface Pro 4 tablet against Apple?EU?s MacBook product line, pitching the Surface Pro 4 as the ?EU?ultimate laptop.?EU? The ad, released online today, highlights several of the tablet?EU?s features such as a touchscreen, detachable keyboard, and included stylus, all of which the Macbook Air lacks. Or, as the ad states, the Mac is ?EU?less useful, like a hat for your cat.?EU?
The Surface Pro 4 (pictured above) also weighs less than the MacBook Air, coming in at 2.36 pounds versus the MacBook?EU?s 2.96. And, as Microsoft is quick to point out, the new Surface is faster, according to 3DMark’s Sky Diver tests conducted last year comparing the Surface against the 13-inch version of the MacBook Air.
Microsoft is making a full-throated pitch for professional and business clients looking to replace their old laptops with the new Surface Pro 4. On the company?EU?s page for the Surface, it describes the tablet?EU?s keyboard as ?EU?laptop class.?EU? Microsoft also mentions the device?EU?s full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, and Mini DisplayPort.
To make its case against the MacBook even more direct, Microsoft offers a side-by-side comparison between the two devices. At the top of the list is the weight difference, with Microsoft hoping that the more than half-pound of extra weight the MacBook Air is carrying will push prospective buyers into the Surface?EU?s corner.
The comparison also plays up the difference in other key specs. The Surface runs a faster sixth-generation Intel core processor against Apple?EU?s fifth-generation core, while offering a full terabyte worth of storage space (twice as much as the 512 GB offered by the MacBook Air) and up to 16 GB of RAM, versus Apple?EU?s 8 GB. That should provide more than enough firepower for the…