Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5: Releasing Before MacBook Pro, MacBook Air 2016?
There are rumors surrounding the release of Microsoft Surface Pro 5, Surface Book 2 and the Surface Phone. The devices were earlier expected to launch at the October event. Later, the news that came says the launch has been pushed to 2017. And now, latest reports suggest that the devices may see the daylight before MacBook Pro and MacBook Air 2016.Advertisement
Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are already a hit, so no matter when the devices release, fans would still wait for them. But to convert Apple fans into Microsoft Surface users, it is necessary to deliver products before Apple launches them. When MacBook Pro and MacBook Air launches, and if fans buy these newly launched MacBooks, then Microsoft will have to wait for next year.
It is wise to launch these new Windows 10 convertibles at least a month or two before the new MacBooks. Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 are anyways going to be improved versions of their predecessors, so they are definitely going to be in-demand.
According to Bitbag, rumors suggest that “the Surface Pro 5 and Book 2 will feature 4000 pixels resolution with at least 13.3-inch screen size. While latest rumors say that the hybrid devices from Microsoft will be powered by Intel’s Skylake chipsets and will also come with the latest update of the Windows 10 operating system.”
The report also suggests that the battery life of these devices is set to improve, and the sleep issues will be finally resolved.
With these improvements, will the prices of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 soar? Pro 5’s Intel i5 model is believed to start at $899, while the i7 model may cost you $999. The most expensive model is said to be priced at $1599. Some reports also believe that new models will be cheaper than the 2015 Surface models, as the price tag was the reason sales were not equal to the devices’ popularity.
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