MacBook Pro 15” (2018) vs. Surface Pro 7

Here is a side by side comparison between MacBook Pro 15” (2018) and Surface Pro 7 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

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MacBook Pro 15” (2018)

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Surface Pro 7

Key FeaturesMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
At Glance
Released in Mid
2018
16:10 Retina
15.4”
1800p 60Hz
Weight
4.02 lb
1.82 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-8950HK
6C/12T, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,066
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,806
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
Up to
32GB
2400 MHz DDR4
Up to AMD
Radeon Pro Vega 20
4GB HBM2
Released in Late
2019
3:2 2.7K
12.3”
1824p 60Hz
Weight
1.70 lb
0.77 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C/8T, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,088
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,722
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Pro 7 Ports
AvailabilityMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Released20182019
Release InfoAnnounced on July 13, 2018
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: October 22, 2019
Pricing
  • $2,399 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $2,799 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Starting at 749$
Generations-
MacBook Pro 15” (2018) Price
Apple 15.4in MacBook Pro Laptop (Retina, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (MR932LL/A) (2018 Model) (Renewed)
Apple 15.4in MacBook Pro Laptop (Retina, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (MR932LL/A) (2018 Model) (Renewed)
By Apple
$798.63
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$729.99
Was: $849.89
Apple MacBook Pro 15" Retina Core i7 2.6GHz MLH32LL/A with Touch Bar, 16GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 15" Retina Core i7 2.6GHz MLH32LL/A with Touch Bar, 16GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
By Apple
$605.50
Was: $689.99
Surface Pro 7 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD – Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD – Platinum
By Microsoft
$722.95
Was: $899.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD – Matte Black with Black Type Cover
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD – Matte Black with Black Type Cover
By Microsoft
$869.90
Was: $1,329.98
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 MS7 12.3” (2736x1824) 10-Point Touch Display Tablet PC W/Surface Type Cover & Surface Pen, Intel 10th Gen Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 MS7 12.3” (2736x1824) 10-Point Touch Display Tablet PC W/Surface Type Cover & Surface Pen, Intel 10th Gen Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$724.88
Was: $760.00
ExteriorMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Size Comparison
MacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Dimensions13.75” x 9.48” x 0.61” (349.3 mm x 240.7 mm x 155 mm)11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.9” (201 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)
WeightStarting at 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg)
  • Intel Core i3: 1.70 lbs (775 g)
  • Intel Core i5: 1.70 lbs (776 g)
  • Intel Core i7: 1.73 lbs (790 g)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Matte Black Platinum
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
DisplayMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Size15.4 Inches12.3 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1920 by 1200
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
PortsMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
MacBook Pro 15” (2018) Ports
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Surface Pro 7 Ports
Surface Pro 7 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (2)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps)
Right (1)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps)
Back (1)
  • 1 x HDMI
Under Kickstand (1)
  • 1 x MicroSD Card Slot
Internal SpecsMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.20 → 4.10 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.30 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.20 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G4
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.10 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
MacBook Pro 15” (2018)1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H97589.61%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H1,00692.46%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK1,06697.98%
Surface Pro 71
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G199391.27%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G41,03795.31%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G71,088100.00%
01,088
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
MacBook Pro 15” (2018)1
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H4,47093.01%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H4,49793.57%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK4,806100.00%
Surface Pro 71
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G12,02742.18%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G43,34769.64%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G73,72277.44%
04,806
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8850H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G4
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
16GB
configurable to 32GB of 2400MHz DDR4 onboard memory
4GB 8GB 16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Discrete Graphics
  • AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR6 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
  • AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
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Storage
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
BGA PCIe SSD
ConnectivityMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
BatteryMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Size83.6 Wh lithium‑polymer battery43.2 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Up to 10.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply87W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
SoftwareMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
OSShipped with macOS Catalina
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player
Microsoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscMacBook Pro 15” (2018)Surface Pro 7
Inking-Supports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • 15‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 87W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
  • Surface Pro 7
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
More
Video Support
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
  • Up to two displays with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to four displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
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MacBook Pro 15” (2018) Price
Apple 15.4in MacBook Pro Laptop (Retina, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (MR932LL/A) (2018 Model) (Renewed)
Apple 15.4in MacBook Pro Laptop (Retina, Touch Bar, 2.2GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) Space Gray (MR932LL/A) (2018 Model) (Renewed)
By Apple
$798.63
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$729.99
Was: $849.89
Apple MacBook Pro 15" Retina Core i7 2.6GHz MLH32LL/A with Touch Bar, 16GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 15" Retina Core i7 2.6GHz MLH32LL/A with Touch Bar, 16GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive (Renewed)
By Apple
$605.50
Was: $689.99
Surface Pro 7 Price
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD – Platinum
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD – Platinum
By Microsoft
$722.95
Was: $899.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD – Matte Black with Black Type Cover
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD – Matte Black with Black Type Cover
By Microsoft
$869.90
Was: $1,329.98
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 MS7 12.3” (2736x1824) 10-Point Touch Display Tablet PC W/Surface Type Cover & Surface Pen, Intel 10th Gen Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 MS7 12.3” (2736x1824) 10-Point Touch Display Tablet PC W/Surface Type Cover & Surface Pen, Intel 10th Gen Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 10, Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$724.88
Was: $760.00

MacBook Pro 15” (2018) vs. Surface Pro 7: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between MacBook Pro 15” (2018) and Surface Pro 7.

MacBook Pro 15” (2018) vs. Surface Pro 7

Apple has released the MacBook Pro 15” , a 15.4-inch machine, in mid-2018. It is powered by up to a hexa-core Intel Core i9-8950HK with a boost clock speed up to 4.80 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB HBM2.

On the other hand, we have the 12.3-inch Surface Pro 7 was introduced by Microsoft about a year later in late-2019. It comes with up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-1065G7 with a boost clock speed up to 3.90 GHz. It has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics (64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz).

The MacBook Pro 15” (2018) has a 15.4-inch display which is considerably larger than the 12.3-inch Surface Pro 7. In addition, the MacBook Pro 15” (2018) weighs 4.02 lbs. about 136% heavier than the 1.70 lbs. Surface Pro 7. Moreover, measured at 13.75” x 9.48” x 0.61”, the MacBook Pro 15” (2018) is much bulkier than the Surface Pro 7 at 11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33”.

Moving over to upgradability, you can't make any upgrades on both devices. All major components including memory and storage are soldered on to the motherboard. So make sure you get the specs that work best for your current and future workload.

Here are some notable new features we found on the MacBook Pro 15” (2018).

  • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
  • Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration
  • Up to 4TB of SSD storage2
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 Chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

For Surface Pro 7, there are also some outstanding new features that we want to point out as well including:

  • Better performance It’s now 2.3x times faster than Surface Pro 6.
  • Now with USB-C It allows you to charge, transfer data, and output up to two [email protected] displays.
  • Better specs 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors, Intel Iris Plus G1-G7 graphics, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.
  • More Fast Charging and Dual far-field studio mics

The Surface Pro 7 also has some downsides that you might want to know, including:

  • MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port