The Verge has made something of a controversial call on its website today. Choosing the Microsoft Surface Laptop as the best laptop money can buy.
Yes that's Microsoft over Apple, Windows over Mac OS, touch screens over touch bars and even fabric over metal.
More than that though, it's controversial because the Surface Laptop has not just leapfrogged Apple, but also outcompetes Microsoft's Windows OEM partners. Awkward.
However, Microsoft made its hardware ambitions very clear when it launched its Surface brand: build the best showcase for Windows.
The Surface Laptop definitely achieved that.
Everyone else, including Apple, needs to go back to the drawing board because by building a regular laptop Microsoft managed to create a game changer.