Microsoft's Surface devices have been on the scene awhile, but the tech giant is making waves with its new laptop-tablet hybrid.
Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book at a New York City event on Tuesday, showing the world a $1,499 device that can be used as either a laptop or tablet. Wired magazine called the device the "ultimate hybrid PC" and "the most compelling device the company has ever made."
It's also Microsoft's first-ever laptop.
It's more expensive than Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display, and it's also slightly lighter. The Surface Book weighs 3.34 pounds with the keyboard attached, according to Microsoft. The 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display costs $1,299 and weighs 3.48 pounds, according to Apple.
During its event, Microsoft claimed the Surface Book was twice as fast as the MacBook Pro.