Microsoft and Apple are reportedly working on the new devices. Rumors suggest that Surface Pro 5 will be better device than MacBook Pro 2016.
Although the tech giants have not yet revealed anything about upcoming devices, there is no shortage of rumors about the specs of upcoming laptops. Here is the compilation of rumored specs of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Apple MacBook Pro 2016.
Processor and RAM
Microsoft is rumored to include recently launched, Intel ?Kaby Lake? processor in the next-gen Surface Pro. Apple could launch MacBook Pro 2016 in September. It is highly likely that the new laptop will be powered by Skylake processor as Intel has just launched the Kaby Lake processor.
Surface Pro 5 will offer up to 32GB RAM as Surface Pro 4 already offers 16GB RAM. It is highly likely that the company will upgrade the RAM in upcoming laptop/tablet hybrid. On the other hand MacBook Pro 2016 will support maximum 16GB RAM.
As the Kaby Lake processor will bring 4K graphics support, Microsoft?s Surface Pro 5 will most probably feature 4K display with 3,840 ? 2,160 pixels resolution. However, the company could limit the Ultra HD resolution to selected models as the current display of 2,736 x 1,824 in Surface Pro 4 is quite impressive. Moreover, Ultra HD display will be expensive and will hike the price of the device.
However, MacBook Pro 2016 could feature 5K ThunderBolt display with an integrated GPU. The 5K display display will be much expensive. Moreover, 5K display is not necessary in 13 or 15-inch laptop as it will consume more power. Thus, the 4K or 2,736 x 1,824pixels display is ideal of laptops.
Surface Pros are laptop/tablet hybrids and can be used as laptop and standalone tablet. It is the main advantage of Surface Pro 5 over MacBook Pro 2016. Moreover, Microsoft is supposed to introduce a new Surface Pen. The new Surface Pen will attach magnetically with Surface Pro 5 and will recharge wirelessly. On the other hand, Apple has not adopted this technology for its laptops. Both devices will include USB Type-C and ThunderBolt 3 ports.
Surface Pro 5 will offer much flexible price range. The base model of Surface Pro 5 with Core i5 processor will cost around $899. The high-end model with Core i7 processor is expected to have a $1,599 price tag.
The price of MacBook Pro 2016 will depend upon the final specs. There are not much details about the price of upcoming MacBook Pro. However, the device could cost between $1,299 to $1,799.