There are some epic rivalries around the world! Barcelona vs Real Marid… McDonald’s vs Burger King… You know the drill! But do any rivalries come as close as Apple vs? Microsoft? The debate regarding whether Apple or Microsoft is better will go on for years and years.
In this post, we are going to take a look at the two desktops that are going head-to-head in 2019: Apple iMac 27-Inch with 5K Retina Display and Microsoft Surface Studio 2. So, let’s take a look…
Apple iMac 27-Inch with 5K Retina Display vs. Microsoft Surface Studio 2
So, let’s take a look at some of the bare facts regarding both models…
Apple iMac 27-Inch with 5K Retina Display
- Processor name: Intel Core i9-990K
- Processor speed: 3.6 GHz
- Operating system: Apple macOS Mojave
- RAM: 16 GB
- Storage capacity: 512 GB
- Graphics card: AMD Radeon Pro Vega 48
- Screen size: 27 inches
- Resolution: 5120 x 2880
Microsoft Surface Studio 2
- Processor name: Intel Core i7-7820HQ
- Processor speed: 2.9 GHz
- Operating system: Windows 10
- RAM: 32 GB
- Storage capacity: 1 TB
- Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
- Screen size: 28 inches
- Resolution: 4500 x 3000
So, who wins the battle? Well, the answer to that question is never straightforward. Some of the pros associated with Apple contender is that it has an excellent software bundle, solid sound quality, top-notch computer performance, beautiful styling, and a stunning retina display. On the flip side, there’s no touch screen and height adjustment is lacking. There’s also no dedicated DisplayPort output or HDMI and the small storage capacity is a big drawback.
In terms of the Microsoft model, it also has a lot to offer, and there’s plenty of support out there to fix issues, including TechLoris start menu not working help guide. It has USB-C support, as well as an accurate touch input for design and artwork. The super-thin display, which reclines, is impressive, and the performance is snappy too. The all-in-one design of Microsoft is something that gives it an edge over the Apple version. However, there are some areas where it lags behind too. Considering the separate base, the CPU is lacking, and it’s an expensive purchase!
Don’t forget about Google
It may not be a straight shootout when it comes to Apple and Microsoft, as Google is coming to the table with options too. Should we now be referring to the big three rather than the big two? Pixelbook2 and Google Pixel 4 are two exciting progressions this year. You only need to do a quick search online to see that the Pixelbook has been well-received as one of the best Chromebooks on the market, with lots of storage options and a Core i7-7Y75 CPU. The tech giant has also entered the smartphone market too, with a range of new Pixel phones.
So there you have it: a glimpse at Apple iMac 27-Inch with 5K Retina Display and Microsoft Surface Studio 2. At the end of the day, it all really comes down to personal preference! Which is your favourite?