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Why You Should Choose Microsoft's Surface Book 2 Over The Surface Pro 5

By Benjie Batanes , Aug 09, 2016 04:50 AM EDT
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Microsoft is reportedly planning to release the Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 in the early part of 2017. Based on the rumors circulating about the two, prospective buyers may find it difficult to decide which Microsoft device is better.

The Surface Book is a laptop while the Surface Pro is a hybrid laptop and tablet device. The specs of the two devices have not yet been officially disclosed, according to The Country Caller. However, their predecessors can be used as a yardstick for the upcoming models.

Surface Book 2 vs Surface Pro 5 Appearance:

The first Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 are both made from Magnesium. Rumors have it that the upcoming Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 will probably be encased in the same materials. Critics, however, point out that the hinges of both devices are not that sturdy.

First Look At The Surface Book 2 And Surface Pro 5's Screen Resolutions:

Experts believe that both the upcoming Surface Book 2 and Surface Pro 5 will have 4K screens. The Surface Book 2 however, will feature a bigger screen display and better resolution than the Surface Pro 5.

What To Expect From The Surface Book 2 And Surface Pro 5 Processor And Battery:

Both upcoming Microsoft devices will reportedly make use of the Kaby Lake processor from Intel, according to the Vine Report. It's also expected that the Kaby processors will greatly improve the battery performance of both surface products. Take note that one drawback of the Surface Pro 4 is its fast draining battery.

 Microsoft's Operating System:

Needless to say, both upcoming Surface devices will be installed with the Windows 10, probably the Redstone 2 version.

Decision Time Surface Book 2 Or Surface Pro 5:

The upcoming Surface Book 2 will probably be a hit with those who prefer a sturdy laptop model. Whereas, the upcoming Surface Pro 5 will most likely be appreciated by people who value portability and easy handling.

So far, the Surface Book 2 is the winner in terms of screen size and resolution area. However, prospective buyers can not easily ignore the Surface Pro 5 either, especially if the previous battery issue has been resolved by the upcoming model.

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