Next Tablet War Features Apple iPad Pro 2 Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 5

16 February 2017, 5:35 am EST By Vittorio Hernandez Mobile & Apps
One of the most anticipated devices coming out in 2017 is the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, mainly because of its laptop-grade processor.  ( Brad Colbow/YouTube )

With the speculated release of the Apple iPad Pro 2 and the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, the next battle of the tablets would be between the two new devices. It would be a change from the usual Apple versus Samsung match.

Topnotch Processors

When it comes to processors, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is speculated to come with the Intel Kaby Lake processor. The Apple iPad Pro 2 would have the A10X processor which would make it 80 percent capable and solid compared to other tablets. The Kaby Lake chipset is the most anticipated processor from Intel and guaranteed to be the fastest processor made by Intel, Sports World News reports.

For capacity, the Apple iPad Pro 2 would begin with a 4GB RAM, while the Microsoft Pro 5 would likely begin at twice with 8GB RAM if it would run on the Kaby Lake processor. For OS, both tablets would run on the latest from their manufacturers, the Redstone OS for the Microsoft Pro 45 and iOS 10 for the iPad Pro 2.

For their screen, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is rumored to sport a 12.3-inch Pixel Sense display, but it would come in two variants – a 2K screen and a 4K screen resolution. Apple iPad Pro 2 would have three variants – a 12.9-inch Pro, 9.7-inch Pro and 10.5-inch Pro.

Pens Instead Of Mouse

Finally, for pens, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 would come with the Surface Pen, together with a rechargeable battery that owners could remotely charge while associated with the tablet. The Apple Pencil of the iPad Pro 2 could be used for drawing, composing, messaging, email and browsing.

MacWorld notes that the Pencil is not just a drawing tool. If Apple would implement Inkwell-type handwriting technology for writers or implement system-wide annotation, it should embrace the Pencil as an input device. It should be like the mouse which is an indispensable tool on the Mac.

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