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Microsoft: Surface Pro 4 is 30% faster than MacBook Air

Microsoft just made a bold claim during the announcement of the new Microsoft Surface Pro 4.

According to Panos Panay, Microsoft’s VP of Surface and Lumia, the Surface Pro 4 is significantly faster than Apple’s MacBook Air.

The MacBook Air is a great product, but let’s just compare it to give you a sense,” said Panay at today’s Microsoft product launch.

The Microsoft exec said the new device is “50% faster than MacBook Air”.

Unfortunately, Panay didn’t reveal which specific MacBook model he was referencing, nor which Surface Pro 4 model was used for the comparison.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is the company’s brand new hybrid, and seems more to be a competitor with Apple’s recently announced iPad Pro.

According to Microsoft, the new model is “30% faster than the Surface Pro 3”. That particular device landed in June last year.

Related: Windows 10 features guide

The new Surface Pro 4 starts at $899, and goes up for pre-order on October 7. You can buy the new hybrid on October 26.

Check out our Microsoft Surface Pro 3 video review:

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