Microsoft's launch event last night wasn't just about Windows 10, but about matching another world leader spec for spec, design for design and in some cases, bringing in superior features.
While Lumia 950 and 950XL took on Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Surface Pro 4 took on iPad Air 2 and Surface Book crossed swords with MacBook Pro. We're rubbing our hands in excitement as the battle of the giants takes centre stage.
This is how Surface Book, Microsoft's sleek new laptop, fares when compared with the premium reigning gadgets- the 13.3" and 15.4" variants of Apple's MacBook Pro.
As it turns out, Surface Book seems to have grabbed the edge over the MacBook Pro. In terms of display, Surface Book boasts a better screen to body ratio, resolution and pixel density. It is also lighter and thinner than Apple's offerings.
Processor wise, both laptops feature Intel's i5 and i7 processors, but the 6th Gen CPU in Surface Book holds the key. It is faster and requires lesser power to operate.
Surface Book also features an 8MP rear camera which the MacBook Pro variants don't. However, the front cameras seem quite comparable but we'll prefer hands on reviews to gauge the outcome.
As far as storage is concerned, Surface Book offers up to 1TB compared to 512GB in MacBook Pro. However, MacBook Pro also offers up to 1TB of flash external storage which ensures parity.
However, both laptops are evenly matched when it comes to graphics, battery life, RAM, Wi-Fi network support and after-sale warranties.
With Microsoft gaining the upper hand in terms of pure hardware, it all boils down to whether OS X El Capitan or Windows 10 will complete the icing on your cake.
Laptops haven't excited us ever before that they have now, and no matter how advanced modern tablets are, they are here to stay for the next few years in the least.