If we have a look at earlier reports, Apple previously declared that they will be releasing various iMac models in 2017. As such, two new models will enter the production stage in May, and some reports hint to the possibility of a release between August and October. We might even see the “server-grade model” until the end of the year. In the meantime, Microsoft is improving on their Surface series, betting on notebooks, hybrids and desktop PCs.
But Which One Is Better?
According to the rumors, the iMac will come together with the Intel Xeon E3-1285 V6 processor, paired with 16 or 64 GB RAM. The best thing is that some people claim it will offer up to 2 TB internal storage on an SSD. Furthermore, it will run on the latest graphics card to ensure an 8K display resolution. Besides, it will support VR and Pro apps with the AMD graphics and it will offer Thunderbolt 3 and USB-Type C connectivity.
According to the discovery of a recent patent, Apple may be working on offering a Touch Bar enabled keyboard for the 2017 model. We should be having two versions of iMacs: a 21.5-inches and a 27-inches one.
As to the Microsoft Surface Studio, this product will bring a 28-inches touchscreen, paired with a stylus for creative people. It should run on a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, together with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 4 GB GPU. It will have 32 GB RAM and 2 TB internal memory.
Moreover, it will enjoy the standard 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. But the best thing so far seem to be the Dolby Audio speakers found under the display of the Studio product.
All in all, they are both excellent products, or so they seem to be, but generally people tend to remain faithful to their previous choices.