Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said in a blog post on Monday that November was its “best month ever for consumer Surface sales.” The company also said that “more people are switching from Macs to Surface than ever before.”
The Windows maker noted that professional users are converting to its high-end hybrid PCs – the Surface Pro 4 tablet, Surface Book laptop and Surface Studio desktop – due to “the disappointment of the new MacBook Pro,” Business Insider reported.
Apple MacBook Pro
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched the new MacBook Pro lineup at the end of October. The new laptops feature a retina display, Touch Bar, a larger Force Touch trackpad, Touch ID, and USB-C ports. It comes in three variants including two modes with touch bar and a 13-inch computer without the touch bar.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro, with the Skylake processor and a 16 GB of RAM, is being offered at $1,799. Apple said that the laptop offers a superior 10 hours of battery life.
However, some early users criticized the tech giant for using three-year-old Skylake processor in the new notebooks. Reports suggest that professionals and high-end users are unhappy with the lack of a memory option in the new MacBook Pro. The Intel sixth-generation Skylake processor is a very energy-efficient but it cannot support greater random access memory.
Also, some users are complaining about the battery life of the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar are. According to a report from Fortune, the users say that the notebook failed to deliver the promised battery life. The new laptop seems to have battery problems “that doesn’t allow it to stay on nearly as long as the company has promised,” according to the affected users.
Despite negative feedback, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported that it received record numbers of pre-order for the new laptops and. The company said that it expects a strong demand for its MacBook Pro in the fourth quarter and next year.
According to Slice Intelligence, the new MacBook Pro set an online sales records in its first five days by outselling every high-profile laptop on the market. The new laptop sold 4 times as many units as Microsoft’s Surface Book introduced last year, suggests a report from BreitBart.
Microsoft: More People Are Switching From Macs to Surface
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) unveiled the Surface Studio, the company’s first ever desktop computer, in October. The Surface Studio looks is a 28-inch all-in-one PC that Microsoft ships with a standard Surface Pen, an updated Microsoft Sculpt mouse, and keyboard.
The Redmond-based tech giant also launched the three new Surface Book models featuring 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processors. The laptops feature the graphics processing power more than twice the as the original Surface Book.
“Our trade-in program for MacBooks was our best ever, and the combination of excitement for the innovation of Surface coupled with the disappointment of the new MacBook Pro – especially among professionals – is leading more and more people to make the switch to Surface, like this. It seems like a new review recommending Surface over MacBook comes out daily. This makes our team so proud, because it means we’re doing good work,” Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said in the blog post.