Both Microsoft and Apple are the talk of the town with more than one product at the moment, the two companies battling on more than one front, as their upcoming laptop computers are also two of the most anticipated.
The Surface Pro 5 and iPad Pro 2 cover the feud on the tablet end, both devices being allegedly scheduled for a 2017 release. While no official announcement has been made, rumors suggest that neither unit will reach shelves this year.
As far as specifications and other features go, both devices have their strong suits as we are about to see.
As is the custom with Apple products, there will be multiple variants of the product, and the screen size will range from 9.7 inches to 10.5 and 12.9 inches. The Surface Pro 5 will come with two versions as well, one with 2K and one with 4K.
The Apple tablet will most likely rely on the services of the A10x processing chip, which is reportedly equal, if not above a normal PC in terms of performance. The Surface Pro 5 will have Microsoft call upon the Sky Lake (or even Kaby Lake) model of Intel’s processor.
Microsoft wins when it comes to RAM power, with a minimum of 8, with the option of extending it to 16 most likely, while the iPad Pro 2 is stuck on 4 GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 5 will also add an NVIDIA or AMD graphics processor to the mix, while the GPU solution for the iPad Pro 2 is yet unknown.
Life Quality and Compatibility
The two tablets are equal when it comes to Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities, as well as USB (both use type C USB connections). Also both are expected to perform better than the devices they are replacing in their particular brand lines in terms of battery life.
In conclusion, it is easy to see that both manufacturers mean business and aren’t backing down from this one. With both devices neck in neck in terms of features and performance, we have wait for further information to leak, or even be officially announced, before properly drawing the line and calling one device better.