Is this a computer?


  1. The Verge

    The Verge8 months ago

    Surface Pro vs iPad Pro vs MacBook Pro vs Pixelbook: which computer would you choose to be your only computer for the next couple of years? - Dieter

  2. Noob Pro Gamer

    Noob Pro GamerMonth ago

    +Dill that is the winner

  3. scooter800m

    scooter800mMonth ago

    uh, maybe the surface but that's just for mobile stuff. i'm more of a use my phone for a few things and my desktop is the center of information. maaybe i'll see a tablet like laptop that has all the abilities i need from it. (like a helluva lot of power)

  4. Angel Santos

    Angel Santos2 months ago

    The Verge 12.9” iPad Pro + keyboard (not Smart Keyboard) = perfect laptop for me

  5. tweet2999

    tweet299916 hours ago

    Q: When is a computer not a computer? A: When it's an Apple.

  6. ccjh0806

    ccjh08063 days ago

    Surface Pro all day long no questions asked.

  7. Normal Fag

    Normal Fag4 days ago

    Use bluestacks on windows then



    Future: Ipad laptops Now with a camera and a flashlight!

  9. Rasmies

    Rasmies8 days ago

    I use a Surface Pro 4, I love it, but the problem is that it doesn't work with only touch so nice...

  10. Unknown

    Unknown9 days ago

    That’s a laptop not computer

  11. SimsForever

    SimsForever14 days ago

    I need my computer to run windows. I cant consider it a computer without that software. Its what am used too. I have the surface pro 6 as my second computer and thats as close to a tablet i ever want to get with my computer experience

  12. ES Design

    ES Design14 days ago

    I would say Surface Pro if I thought it would last for two years. Unfortunately to get everything done I still need to have a Windows machine. Since I wouldn't have a machine after the first year due to the battery failing, and Windows getting corrupted due to updates, I'd have to choose the Macbook Pro. After that the Pixelbook and lastly the iPad Pro, even though it's the most fun to use.

  13. SemiMono

    SemiMono15 days ago

    It's not a computer unless you can develop software on it. That's a simple "turing test", are the apps on the device capable of being used to develop themselves?

  14. Quinn Hue

    Quinn Hue16 days ago

    Also, the MTA's buses don't have bicycle racks.

  15. P. Wingert

    P. Wingert16 days ago

    One thing that seems to have been overlooked is the enterprise market. Take Toronto Dominion bank for example. They run in multiple countries with complex requirements for compliance and most other elements of their businesses (insurance, banking, investment, wealth management, real estate etc) They use at least 1200 uniquely created in house apps that they develop maintain and distribute a month their business units and external partners. These devices and changing to mobile operating systems simply will not meet the complex requirements that the custom apps often entail. I know of an app that has relied on a bug in Windows for 20 years. It was so bad that when Microsoft fixed the bug 60,000 workstations were affected and Microsoft had to create a special version of that module for distribution with in that business unit just so the program (not an app) could run properly. Until these issue can be addressed desktops, and laptops are not going anywhere nor is windows being replaced by a mobile OS. It takes years to validate a new operating system at a bank. Windows 8.1 is just finishing validation at some large enterprise operations. Windows 10 won't be ready for another 5 years at really large financial operations like chase Manhatten bank with over 500,000 devices running windows.

  16. Badr AL-Nasser

    Badr AL-Nasser17 days ago

    The MacBook Pro, but I will miss on the portability 😓

  17. BecomingIntermediate

    BecomingIntermediate17 days ago

    The ipad cant have three pieces of software open at the same time what is a computer???? I currently have 3 windows on my ipad now. 2 split screen and one floating. Come on what is a computer Dieter. Edit: F u youtube let me picture-in-picture your app what is a computer.

  18. Rohan Saxena

    Rohan Saxena17 days ago

    Pixel book

  19. ruanfernando

    ruanfernando17 days ago

    You know what the iPad Pro needs? MacOS. done, you have the future-gen computer. People keep getting "apps" wrong. You don't want tablet apps on your computer, you want full-power software.

  20. VireakDara Soun

    VireakDara Soun17 days ago

    Haha... U thought like what i think..

  21. Cookie Wookie

    Cookie Wookie21 day ago

    I would take a xps 13 2 in 1 I need a laptop but it's nice that it also works as a tablet

  22. Rohit Sharma

    Rohit Sharma26 days ago

    I need tablet with linux os

  23. Makkapakka Toys

    Makkapakka Toys28 days ago

    This is a computer🖥⌨️ sorry I can’t find a windows only a iMac

  24. Nilesh Ghayle

    Nilesh GhayleMonth ago

    I'll always pick Surface Pro. Because for me what's an iPad / Pixelbook / MacBook? 😏

  25. Apple fan boy and Flight fan of the world 2019

    Apple fan boy and Flight fan of the world 2019Month ago

    MacBook because I’m a apple fan boy

  26. Wyatt M

    Wyatt MMonth ago

    I've always loved Windows and I used to have a Surface Pro, currently I have a Surface Laptop but of those options I would choose the Surface Pro. I think it is wonderfully designed, runs great, has pretty good battery life, and is very reliable. If I had to say what I would miss out on, I guess I would say the UI design of Apple's devices. 🤷‍♂️

  27. saikat93ify

    saikat93ifyMonth ago

    Tablets ARE computers. So are calculators. Computer doesn't just mean desktop or laptop.

  28. John Kang

    John KangMonth ago

    Verge, did you just make a video making an excuse on Apple's ad? Why?

  29. Ben Jones

    Ben JonesMonth ago

    MacBook Pro everyday of the week.

  30. William Guenthner

    William GuenthnerMonth ago

    Apps are what makes a computer useful. iOS has the most apps, despite it being a crippled OS.

  31. David Mussington

    David MussingtonMonth ago

    I don’t know. I tend to take my 13 inch MacBook Pro and my iPad Pro with me everywhere. You don’t have to limit yourself to one device.

  32. Samuel Tan

    Samuel TanMonth ago

    Definitely would go with the Surface Pro. Reason being Windows is the most computer like OS that isn't a Mac among the 3.

  33. Kinder Ferrer

    Kinder Ferrer2 months ago

    A computer runs crysis

  34. ARS

    ARS2 months ago

    Also the iPad Pro CAN run 3 apps on screen at once.

  35. ARS

    ARS2 months ago


  36. Максим Гаврищук

    Максим Гаврищук2 months ago

    I'm always try to keep my MacBook screen clean, don't see the reason in a laptop with touchscreen. Will wait for a kid with question of "What is the computer?"

  37. Clorox Bleach

    Clorox Bleach2 months ago

    Ive been using the iPad for a while now and man i do need my laptop along with it to run many things

  38. Muhammad waleed

    Muhammad waleed2 months ago

    why cant we consumers make our own?

  39. Ren M.

    Ren M.2 months ago

    Why does the iPad still use a mobile browser though???

  40. Nerv

    Nerv2 months ago

    I just want a Chromebook that's like the surface and can play the Android version of fortnite

  41. Nerv

    Nerv2 months ago

    +The Metropolis I know they exist just they can't play fortnite and it's not really a big deal since I don't really play it but a gaming Chromebook would be cool

  42. The Metropolis

    The Metropolis2 months ago

    The HP Chromebook X2?

  43. Mr. Oculus

    Mr. Oculus2 months ago

    Watching on my iPad Pro 10.5...

  44. GG 2005

    GG 20052 months ago

    It does everything I want

  45. GG 2005

    GG 20052 months ago

    It would be iPad Pro

  46. Tom Golden

    Tom Golden2 months ago

    I've had a Chromebook Pixel 2 - now I use a MacBook Pro. I used to have an iPad and grew up with a Windows laptop. MacBooks are a lot better than I ever gave them credit for. Chromebooks are super underrated though, especially with the amount of Google drive storage you get

  47. Justin Van Dyk

    Justin Van Dyk2 months ago

    I just want a Pixelbook that dual boots windows

  48. The Metropolis

    The Metropolis2 months ago

    How about a HP Spectre X360 that dual boots Linux?

  49. Daniel Palacios

    Daniel Palacios2 months ago

    I totally agree, its FRUSTRATING,. Just that, this companies invest millions and millions in their products and they haven't figured out yet Don't care if its Google, Apple, Microsoft or whatever other big brand out there, there is something always missing in their tech

  50. Nadeem Rawashdeh

    Nadeem Rawashdeh2 months ago

    MacBook and i think i would miss out on the touch screen

  51. Jack Walton

    Jack Walton3 months ago

    iPad Pro because I have one hahaha 😁😁😁💩

  52. TheRageQuittingGuy

    TheRageQuittingGuy3 months ago


  53. TheCrazyhumans

    TheCrazyhumans3 months ago

    As an engineering student I prefer a windows laptop or pc as it supports the software I use. For phones samsung and for tablets it's the ipad.

  54. Promethean Ice

    Promethean Ice3 months ago

    That was such a perfectly planned and executed video.

  55. #Gamer4 life

    #Gamer4 life3 months ago

    Definitely iPad

  56. Максим Цыба

    Максим Цыба3 months ago

    Chromebook looks like a perfect deal. What's wrong with him, that makes it not a perfect device for everyday use?

  57. Samuel Fisher

    Samuel Fisher3 months ago

    Anything that can compute is a computer. Thus meaningI am, the iPad Pro is, and the 35 year old calculator on your grandma’s desk are all computers. Fight me!

  58. PTA

    PTA3 months ago


  59. arrozmaluco

    arrozmaluco3 months ago

    1:00 giant feet Dieter

  60. isoul3

    isoul33 months ago

    Macbook Pro. Just because I can be more productive with it. I can code with it!😁 But I will definitely miss out gaming (mobile) that only iPad Pro can provide.

  61. TheAndy 06

    TheAndy 063 months ago

    Technically, the ipad does have 3 app support.

  62. Nodar Tchumbadze

    Nodar Tchumbadze3 months ago

    google pixelbook

  63. Rafael Martinez

    Rafael Martinez3 months ago

    I got the pixelbook and I got it because I am in the Google ecosystem and grew up with chromebooks. I have a Pixel phone, a TV with Chromecast built in and Google assistant support, an wear os watch, andvbeen using Google apps for years. I am in college and the thing that suck with the pixelbook is that it is difficult to connect a printer wired and that's it.

  64. Daniel Evans

    Daniel Evans3 months ago


  65. Chanon Pongpanich

    Chanon Pongpanich3 months ago

    Love this kind of philosophical approach to technology. Keep up the good work, Dieter.

  66. PLANET G

    PLANET G3 months ago

    the surface pro

  67. PLANET G

    PLANET G3 months ago

    it may be the surface pro . because you have a LAPTOP & TABLET on one device. and you just install the Google Chrome with his author apps from Google on the surface pro. but you still miss the design of the ipad because it's more portable than the surface pro.

  68. PLANET G

    PLANET G3 months ago

    it may be the surface pro . because you have a LAPTOP & TABLET on one device. and you just install the Google Chrome with his author apps from Google on the surface pro. but you still miss the design of the ipad because it's more portable than the surface pro. So the best pic ( an ipad pro have windows 10 pro and with Google apps installed.

  69. PLANET G

    PLANET G3 months ago

    it may be the surface pro . because you have a LAPTOP & TABLET on one device. well for chrome book you can just install the Google Chrome with his author apps from Google on the surface pro. but you still miss the design of the ipad because it's more portable than the surface pro. So the best pic ( an ipad pro have windows 10 pro and with Google apps installed.

  70. PLANET G

    PLANET G3 months ago

    it may be the surface pro . because you have a LAPTOP & TABLET on one device. well for chrome book you can just install the Google Chrome with his author apps from Google on the surface pro. but you still miss the design of the ipad because it's more portable than the surface pro. So the best pic ( an ipad pro have windows 10 pro and with Google apps installed.

  71. Brandon Hysell

    Brandon Hysell3 months ago

    Laptop computer

  72. Maverick Hunter K

    Maverick Hunter K3 months ago

    For me, the only downside of am iPad is that you can't format it and stuff like that. I get that it tries to be easy and friendly, but we should have the chance to choose. Plus, sometimes you NEED iTunes to restore and stuff. Other than that, the iOS interface is enough for most types of work.

  73. Buzz Bee

    Buzz Bee3 months ago

    Surface Pro - it’s versatile and works as a tablet, everything I need to do I can do on Windows (work apps such as Microsoft Office, social media browsing or watching The Verge on MReporter, and maybe even a little bit of light gaming), I can use the Surface Pen for annotating diagrams or presentations ... Though sometimes I do prefer navigating around Mac OS, but overall I can always rely on Windows and the Surface for anything I need, and whatever the situation.

  74. Cameron Taylor

    Cameron Taylor3 months ago

    I gave up my MacBook Pro for my iPad a year ago and I code, edit vid, and play mmo’s all day. Computers to my friend and I are old and unnecessary but I’m only 22 so maybe it’s just my age group that thinks that’s way.

  75. Graysid

    Graysid4 months ago

    what i wonder is if any of those computers can run good computer programs like ark survival...

  76. paige santos

    paige santos4 months ago

    Ipad pro because it is protable and i can use word on the ipad and if i do not have internet i can still work on internet bass stuff because i have a data ipad. The only thing i might miss with using a regular laptop is if i needed to use adobe photoshop or in design

  77. Farmer Jim

    Farmer Jim4 months ago

    iPad pro body and surface touch cover running windows 10.

  78. チュimoc

    チュimoc4 months ago

    The only one for next few years? Of course surface 😅

  79. Rui Fernandes

    Rui Fernandes4 months ago

    So Pro 😂 0:30

  80. BloodRider 14

    BloodRider 144 months ago

    Obviously the Surface. I just need Windows. I guess the Mac could work, but nothing else

  81. SilverHelmet

    SilverHelmet4 months ago


  82. Mozzman

    Mozzman4 months ago

    Whats an iDumb?

  83. JJ% 2018

    JJ% 20184 months ago

    I would pick the macbook pro

  84. Alex Overton

    Alex Overton4 months ago

    I'd definitely pick the Macbook Pro. Yes, I'd be missing out on Tablet features, but I really don't have a need for them. I love how my Mac works already.

  85. silentkool21

    silentkool214 months ago

    Samsung Galaxy notebook 9 pro

  86. Thot Patrol

    Thot Patrol4 months ago

    why not just make a ios/android/windows mode all in one ipad?

  87. Sarang Borude

    Sarang Borude5 months ago

    What are your thought on things like Samsung DeX? Take your phone with you, hook it up to a display and you have a window based Desktop that run off of your phone, It is still not there yet, but is it fly or die? Think of carrying your phone with you, then insert is into a laptop like formfactor and it is a laptop. Now connect it to your desktop work station and you have a desktop. I was curious to see what your thoughts are about that giving the processors in the phones keep getting powerful every year.

  88. Reese Kury

    Reese Kury5 months ago

    iPad pro

  89. Theo

    Theo5 months ago

    I would pick the surface although I would miss the IOS apps of the iPad.

  90. Asbjørn

    Asbjørn5 months ago

    I think Dieter loves windows because he's a Mac user. I'm a Windows user, and whenever I get overlapping windows, I immediately snap them side-by-side. That's also a Mac feature, but more importantly it's an iPad feature. While more functionality isn't a bad thing, I think having overlapping windows is overrated. It's nice for drag-and-drop, but that could be implemented (and is for legacy apps on Windows) between snapped side-by-side windows/applications.

  91. Shinzo's Sins

    Shinzo's Sins5 months ago

    The only one I wouldn't pick as my computer for sure is iPad. Not because of commercial. I herad of it for the very first time. But because I don't need overly expensive tablet. I need computer that gives me all the options. Not just only ones that are avalible on their sotre.

  92. Theo

    Theo5 months ago

    What’s a MReporter video?

  93. A. B. Shadow

    A. B. Shadow5 months ago

    I need a The Verge coffee mug and sticker.

  94. Sagars51

    Sagars515 months ago

    I would say all of them would do good in the future just see

  95. Muhammad Habib Khan

    Muhammad Habib Khan5 months ago

    Although Windows store lacks the vast variety of apps and games like on the App store and Play store, but I will still definitely go for Surface pro because in my personal opinion, Windows is the best for work and it's store is also getting better over time. So yeah Surface pro all the way!

  96. Alvin Yang

    Alvin Yang5 months ago

    iPad Pro is innovative and futuristic

  97. Shubham Tripathi

    Shubham Tripathi5 months ago

    Wow, this was just a bunch of generic observations thrown together. What about your own take on where computers are going & what their future is actually likely to be? IMO, every person needs 2 computers- one for portable, convenient, quick tasks & functions. And the other for hard core, high intensity computing or processing purposes. Most ppl thus use a full fledged laptop as well as a smartphone. Nobody needs, wants or cares for a tablet because it doesn't do anything extra tha both the above category of devices can't do.

  98. I.P Mahendra

    I.P Mahendra5 months ago

    I am a apple fan but I recommend surface pro

  99. BP__

    BP__5 months ago

    Get a Windows laptop and get BlueStacks boom problem solved

  100. Alex Hayman

    Alex Hayman5 months ago

    I wouldn’t like my MacBook with a touchscreen, it’s just not meant to be

  101. Gabriel Eick

    Gabriel Eick5 months ago

    i think the suface pro running manjaro kde. cons of macines -pixelbook terible repairbility -iPad pro can't officaly turn of secure boot -pixelbook unstandard keyboard -macbook pro unstandard keyboard no touchscreen

  102. Alexander Radchenko

    Alexander Radchenko5 months ago

    What about the surface book?

  103. Nels Lindahl

    Nels Lindahl5 months ago

    This was a seriously enjoyable video to watch. Thank you for putting this series together.

  104. Zyzzus Christ

    Zyzzus Christ5 months ago

    surface book best of all worlds

  105. Ricky Brunet

    Ricky Brunet6 months ago

    I have them all except the MacBook Pro, so I don’t have to pick 😂😂😂😂

  106. Sheh RAK

    Sheh RAK6 months ago

    VISION: quantum computing gonna make these gadgets in your table especially "what's a computer? IPad" ; look like (Nokia 9910) in 2018. Seriously, Apple and all market companies knows that they're not ready to move us to the next generation of computing.