I'd avoid MacBook like the plague because of what I learned here: youtube.com/user/rossmanngroup
I wouldn't do surface because I don't do design and don't need the whole tablet thing.
You can buy a lot of power for the price of those two...
I personally have an Asus rog and love it. The prices are reasonable and you get all the power you need.
If you're doing video editing etc it may not be a good choice, not sure.
For my next laptop I'll go ThinkPad or Dell xps because I love Linux.
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