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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs Xiaomi Mi Notebook: Buy Now or Wait?

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Tech fanatics are going to be pleased with this new update as Xiaomi is set to release its Mi Notebook this summer while Microsoft plans to launch its Surface Pro 5 some time next year. However, the question is – are you going to buy the Mi Notebook now? Or are you going to wait for the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 in 2017?

The upcoming Xiaomi Mi Notebook is said to be very much like the MacBook Pro, design-wise. The all metal silver design with the Mi logo is definitely similar to Apple?s Macbook Pro series. Meanwhile, in the specifications end, it is expected to come in three models: 15.6 inches, 12.5 inches, and 13.3 inches.

According to speculations, the device is going to be available in CPU variants on Intel Skylake Core i7 and Core i5 processors. The Mi Notebook is also said to have 8 GB of RAM on its highest configuration model. The price of the base model is expected to be at $450, which is predicted to be the smallest model as reports suggest that it will be the first to hit the market. The Xiaomi Mi 5 is set to be released this Summer or sometime in September.

On the other hand, an official statement has not yet been released as to when the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is going to be released but it is expected to happen after the release of the Windows 10 update, the Redstone 2, in 2017. According to reports, the device is going to be pre-installed with the Redstone 2 and will feature the Intel Kaby Lake processor.

The new processor will add USB 3.1 (second generation) support and HDCP 2.2 support, and full fixed function HEVC Main10/10-bit and VP9 10-bit hardware video decoding. Also, the new processor is going to consume less power and will extend battery life, which will solve the short battery life issues its predecessor faces.

Furthermore, the upcoming Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will have 16GB of Ram and feature an AMD Polaris or Nvidia Pascal GPU. Plus, rumor has it that the screen of the device will come in two variants of resolutions: 2K and 4K. Of course, the latter will be much more expensive than the former.

So, with all these specs of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook and the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, the question remains the same – are you going to buy the Mi 5 this summer? Or wait for the Pro 5 in 2017? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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