Microsoft Taunts Apple with Surface Laptop Studio 2's Speed

Microsoft Taunts Apple with Surface Laptop Studio 2’s Speed

A Speed Showdown on the Surface

During Microsoft’s September 21 Surface event, the tech giant couldn’t resist a little friendly ribbing at its longtime rival, Apple. The moment of rivalry unfolded as Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop Studio 2, a device designed with creative professionals in mind, a demographic traditionally drawn to Apple’s MacBook lineup.

As Microsoft’s representatives sang the praises of the Surface Laptop Studio 2, they brought a MacBook Pro onto the stage. This MacBook Pro was said to be equipped with the high-end M2 Max chip, likely the 14-inch 2023 model launched by Apple earlier in the year.

The stage was set for a showdown as both laptops were tasked with rendering the same digital image in Blender, a popular 3D animation application. The results spoke volumes: the Surface Laptop Studio 2 completed the task in a swift 37.4 seconds, while the MacBook Pro took a comparatively leisurely 1 minute and 12 seconds. Microsoft’s spokesperson on stage couldn’t resist a playful jab, asking, “What shall we do while we wait for the Mac?” Ouch indeed.