Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date, Latest News & Update: Flexible All-in-One Could Be The MacBook Pro’s Big Downfall

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 16, 2016 11:58 PM EST

Apple continues to paddle through the heavy tides with the MacBook Pro 2016 and Microsoft is further pushing them down the line with its Surface Book i7. Unless the Cupertino company finds a way to appeal to customers in 2017, more trouble lies ahead with the Surface Pro 5.

As mentioned in a previous post, Microsoft continues to push Apple to the wall by offering a trade-in program for the Surface Pro. The deal has reportedly been taken up by a lot of disgruntled customers which don’t speak well for the MacBook Pro 2016.

The good news is that Apple can make up for the lackadaisical MacBook Pro 2016 with an improved version next year. But will they have enough time to stop the bleeding especially if the Surface Pro 5 comes out?

Right now, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is standing out as the wise buy for techies. It is a flexible solution which covers buyers looking for a tablet or laptop. Much of this is because of its flexibility though attention has been more on the specs.

On Apple’s end, the Surface Pro 4 is a threat not only to the MacBook Pro but also to its tablet, the iPad Pro. To offset the threat, it may all boil down to the choice of processor – the Intel Kaby Lake.

As most know, this is one feature that has become a yardstick for upcoming devices. This is one area that told heavily on the MacBook Pro 2016 aside from the 16 GB RAM limit. Given that Microsoft has opted to wait for the chipset to become available, the Surface Pro 5 is expected to come out with Intel Kaby Lake inside.

If so, this means the Surface Pro 5 will be able to provide native support for 4K display and Thunderbolt 3. Hence, it all boils down to improved performance, so Apple will have to find a way to factor that in for its rumored MacBook Pro 2017, per reports.

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