Microsoft Surface® Devices Come Out on Top for Workplace Productivity

Test results show that workers complete tasks faster and more easily on a Surface® device than a comparable Apple® device.

Prowess Consulting set out to determine which of the following—Microsoft Surface® devices, Apple® MacBook Pro® devices, or Apple® iPad Pro® devices—could provide the best overall user experience and productivity for workers, while reducing management and support needs for organizations. Our tests examined 10 common work scenarios involving typical tasks for office, creative, and mobile workers. We also looked at IT admin tasks required to manage and secure the devices.

Specifically, our testing compared the following devices:

The results showed that workers using the tested Surface® devices can consistently perform tasks faster, more easily, and in fewer steps than those using the Apple® devices tested.

Prowess Internal Research

May 2018