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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Vs. Microsoft Surface Book i7: Does Intel Kaby Lake Make The Difference?

Update Date: Nov 21, 2016 07:08 AM EST

Microsoft released its new Surface Book which is considered to be the most powerful of the laptops that the company has manufactured so far. However, it is expected that Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 shall hit the stored by early 2017. Both the laptops sport almost similar specs except for the processor chipset, as Surface Pro 5 is expected to be powered by Intel Kaby Lake Processor. Microsoft has always released laptops that are exclusively designed to cater to the users' needs.

However, many are wondering which laptop will be a better option between Microsoft Surface Book i7 and Surface Pro 5.

Display and size

The Microsoft Surface Book i7 sports a 13.5-inch screen with a clean and simple design that looks perfect for business presentations and meetings. The laptop weighs around 3.7 pounds and supports 2K and 4K resolutions.

On the other hand, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will likely have the same screen size Surface book, 13.3-inch display or bigger. The Surface Pro 5 screen might also have 4K resolution for better user experience.

Battery life and performance

Microsoft Surface Book i7 promises a sixteen-hour video playback. This longest ever battery life in a Surface Book device can last almost the whole day and hence users don't have to go around carrying the charger. The laptop is powered by Intel's Skylake processor and offers the best performance ever.

Meanwhile, Surface Pro fans are expecting that the battery and performance of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be way better than the Surface Pro 4 as it is expected to be powered by Intel's new Kaby Lake Chipset.

Other features, highlights

Added to its strengths in battery life and performance, the Microsoft Surface Book i7 is also equipped with an attractive keyboard, simple design and an exceptional pen input. The Surface Pro 5 is expected to sport a rechargeable Surface Pen with a magnetic charging dock.


The Surface Book i7 with 8GB RAM and 1TB storage is offered at a whooping price of $3,299, given its out-of-the-world specs and performance. The Surface Pro 5, is expected to be sold at $899. However, both the devices are claimed to be worth the price by the users.

Users can choose the device that suits them best based on their affordability and requirement.

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