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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs Apple iPad Pro 2 specs, features, price and release date: Which one has the edge?

This year is going to witness a big battle - the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs Apple iPad Pro 2 battle of specs, features and price as the release date of the both devices approaches.

Microsoft will be coming out with Surface Pro 5 while Apple will be unveiling the highly anticipated iPad Pro 2. Even though these two devices do not fit in the same category because one is a laptop while the other is a tablet, they are still seen as rivals.

In order to decide which one wins the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs Apple iPad Pro 2 battle, we’re going to have to compare the two devices. Experts feel that Microsoft’s device will be better from a hardware performance point of view, but Apple might still be able to steal some customers from Microsoft because of its popularity.

Please keep in mind that all we know so far about Surface Pro 5 and iPad Pro 2 is based on various leaks and rumors.

Now Surface Pro 5 is going to have a big advantage over the new iPad Pro 2 because it will be equipped with Intel’s seventh generation Kaby Lake processors. On the other hand, iPad Pro 2 will be powered by the company’s own A10X chipset. Even better, Surface Pro 5 is expected to ship with a surface dial, stylus and cover keyboard. Apple will only bundle its device with an Apple Pencil and smart keyboard.

The two devices do not fall in the same category so it’s quite hard to compare them one-to-one. Microsoft has designed its Surface Pro lineup with one purpose in mind, to offer a 2-in-1 device which can be used as a full-on laptop or a tablet. Apple’s iPad Pro lineup can only be used as a tablet. Even though the new iPad Pro 2 will be able to offer the same hardware performance as most laptops, it will pare in comparison with Surface Pro 5.

In the end it looks like Microsoft has the upper hand in this Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs Apple iPad Pro 2 specs, features and price comparison which was also expected. Nonetheless, you can't overlook the huge fan base Apple has. This definitely gives Microsoft something to fear. All that we can do right now is to wait and see if iPad Pro 2 is really able to take on Surface Pro 5.