Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:15
If you rely a lot on Windows-specific software, I guess the Surface would be better for you.
Otherwise, I think it depends on how you expect to use it. Do you frequently need to be as mobile as possible, perhaps in cramped spaces like on train or on airplane? And then be able to conveniently use the same device at offices? I think the Surface is the better choice again here. If you think you will often not need the power of a full-fledged laptop and would actually win out on a compromise.
For all other scenarios, I'd go with the MacBook Pro. The touchpad is ridiculously good and it's a much better desktop-oriented operating system. I think the Surface Pro only excels in the scenario where you have to use it in mixed environments and with limited space.
Finally, if you don't really think you even need a laptop that much, you should perhaps look at a tablet instead. The Surface Pro is not a tablet. Don't be fooled by people saying it is both a tablet and a laptop. There are tablets, laptops, and then the Surface Pro in its own category which is neither but have some advantages especially in niche usage.