Microsoft Surface Book i7 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 5: Can the Surface Pro 5 Equal the Surface Book's Power? Specs and Prices Compared

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 14, 2016 10:21 AM EST

Microsoft has released laptops which are designed specifically for the type of users it caters. The company has proven that it continues to provide more than what laptop users need from their devices.

The newest Surface Book released is considered to be one of the most powerful laptops of Microsoft in the market. Many are, however, wondering, how the most anticipated Surface Pro 5 will fair when compared to the former.

Display and size

The Microsoft Surface Book i7 comes with a 13.5-inch screen and weighs around 3.7 pounds. The design also looks clean and minimalistic which is perfect for any business meetings or presentations.

On the other hand, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to have a screen which could be the same as the 13.3-inch display of the Surface Pro 5 or bigger. Its screen could also have 4K resolution for better user experience.

Battery life

Sixteen hours of video playback is what the Microsoft Surface Book i7 promises. Owners of the laptop are amazed with the longer battery life of the Surface Book device that can last for almost an entire day.

Meanwhile, Surface Pro fans are hoping that the battery of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be way better than the previous release. The Surface Pro 4 reportedly promised 9 hours of video playback but users only recorded a little more than five hours.

Other features, highlights

Aside from its strengths in battery life and performance, the Microsoft Surface Book i7 also has a good keyboard, light design and a great pen input. Meanwhile, the Surface Pro 5 is believed to come with a rechargeable Surface Pen with a magnetic charging dock.


The power and performance that the Surface Book i7 offer does not come cheap as it costs a whooping $3,299. Many users of the laptop, however, claim that the laptop is worth its price. For the Surface Pro 5, tech experts estimates that it could start selling at $899.

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