Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs. Dell XPS 2017 – Functionality, Battery and Design

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 has already been placed among other laptops that are already on the market for a tough comparison. These few laptops also include the Dell XPS 15 which has become available at the beginning of this year.

Dell’s laptop features a 15.6-inch display, with a resolution of 3,480 x 2, 160 pixels. XPS 15 uses a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700 HQ CPU and its home OS is a 64-bit Microsoft Windows 10. Regarding the memory, Dell XPS 15 features 16 GB of DDR4 SDRAM and the SSD storage is 512 GB. Its graphics card is the one and only 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and it also has both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Dell XPS 15 comes in the 7th generation i3, i5 and i7 variants. The price starts at $999.

CNET reviews the Dell XPS 15 and compares this laptop with the MacBook Pro 2016. CNET concludes that Dell’s laptop beats the MacBook Pro 2016 in almost every aspect there is. Dell’s laptop seems to exceed all expectations when it comes to gaming, but also to the artsy users as you can use it for photography and graphics work without any problem.

XPS 15 is a bit heavier than the MacBook Pro 2016, but this is understandable considering its larger size and battery. The battery offers a better lifespan than the one of MacBook Pro.

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5, on the other hand, is entirely different from Dell, as it is quite a hybrid laptop. The differences start with functionality, but they don’t stop here. The Surface Pro 5 will probably work on Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processor and it will use the Windows 10 Redstone 3 as its OS. Rumors add the fact that it will come with an improved version of Surface Pen which is going to be rechargeable. We can also expect a 4K resolution support.

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 doesn’t have a launch date yet, but it might be released this spring. Anyway, the talk and rumors about this hybrid device are intensifying as we speak.

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