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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 | Nov 11, 2015 09:11 pm CST

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.

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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.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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