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Apple boss says Microsoft 'tries too hard' with Surface Book

On the launch day of iPad Pro, Apple boss Tim Cook says Surface Book 'really succeeds at being neither' at tablet, or a notebook
By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Nov 12, 2015 3:11 am

On the day that Apple begins shipping its new iPad Pro, company CEO Tim Cook has come out swinging against the biggest competitor to Apple in the tablet and notebook space: Microsoft, with its Surface Book.




Cook said to the Independent: "It's trying to be a tablet and a notebook and it really succeeds at being neither. It's sort of diluted". Considering that the Surface Book runs a truly desktop OS with Windows 10, and that Windows 10 works quite well when in tablet mode - versus the iPad Pro which is just a bigger iPad with stylus support.


Personally, I think the Surface Book is one of the most exciting products from Microsoft in quite a while, while the iPad Pro is boring. The iPad Pro is simply a bigger iPad, with the same mobile OS that is super limited compared to Surface Book which can run all existing Windows applications for the casual user, or professional on-the-go.


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