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Those who are in a dilemma as to which laptop to go for, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 or the already-released and highly-praised Microsoft Surface Book i7, it is important to first be aware of the needs these devices cater to. Both the laptops are coming from a company that has always been able to provide top class devices with incredible specs and features.

One point where users may wait for the Surface Pro 5 is the Kaby Lake chipset. The Microsoft Surface Book i7 has been criticised for not offering the Intel Kaby Lake chipset even when the price is pretty high. On the other hand, users expect to see the Kaby Lake processor in the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, though nothing is confirmed yet.

Latest reports on the Surface Pro 5 have suggested that the device could be launched early 2017 and will boast of some awesome specs, such as a PixelSense Display panel, Kaby Lake processor and a highly-improved battery capacity, among others, writes iTech Post.

However, the Microsoft Surface Book i7 too has an exceptionally long battery life, better than any existing devices in the market. It also has a PixelSense screen with a resolution of 3200x2400 pixels. It uses Intel’s dual-core 6th-gen Skylake Core i7-6600U chipset, SSD from 256GB to 1TB and 8GB and 16GB LPDDR3 options.

Thus, as it is evident, the Surface Book i7 is in no way a lesser one than the Surface Pro 5, except inclusion of the Kaby Lake processor. If the Microsoft incorporates the Kaby Lake chipset into the Surface Pro 5 2017, it is expected to provide users with a 25 percent performance boost along with the improved battery and a high resolution video panel.

The Kaby Lake chipset will also help in saving battery. Surface Pro 5 could also be having a 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 2K and 4K screen resolutions and RAM capacities from 8GB up to 16GB. The enhanced display panel would be a treat to use. The improved battery in the Surface Pro 5 2017 will provide battery backup of approximately seven hours, writes Tech Times.

The there is the price factor. The base model of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could sell for US$899 (AU$1,190) whereas the 4K UHD variant may have a price tag of US$1,599 (AU$2,100).

The Surface Book i7 is way more expensive starting at US$2,399 (AU$3,150) for 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Upgrading it to 1TB of storage and 16GB RAM will make one shell out US$3,299 (AU$4,330).