Surface Book 2 13.5-inch models will be available to purchase on November 16 though Microsoft Stores, MicrosoftStore.com and select retailers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Austria.
The original Surface Book launched two years ago, so this upgrade has been a long time coming.
Unfortunately, Microsoft has yet to reveal full pricing for the Surface Book 2 range. The Windows 2-in-1 hybrid device featured a detachable screen, a distinctive hinge mechanism and, in some models, a discrete graphics subsystem that provide desktop-like performance for demanding applications.
The Surface Book 2 is the first Microsoft laptop with a usb-c port, the laptops have two USB ports, an SD card reader, a headphone jack and a Surface charging port.
"That includes the fact that [Microsoft's laptops] are both delivering more than 30 per cent pixels in both", he concluded. The 15 inch model is not yet available in the EU.
Then again, maybe I could overlook that for the wave of extra power.
Intel's latest 8th-generation processors are responsible, though there's a lingering 7th-gen for the entry-level machine. On the 15-inch side, I'd have a hard time with just 8 GB of RAM, so I'd be looking at $2900. The Intel Core i5 version relies on a i5-7300U with a 3.5GHz turbo frequency and 2.6GHz base frequency, compared to 3GHz and 2.6GHz in the original. Solid-state storage options start at 256GB and stretch through 512GB and 1TB drives. Today, we're excited to introduce the latest in the Surface family: Surface Book 2 - a powerhouse laptop with wonderful graphics and up to 17 hours of battery life. Undock the tablet, meanwhile, and you should see 5 hours the company says. Surface has barely made a dent in the still-shrinking PC industry, with revenue in the division down 2 percent in Microsoft's most recent fiscal year.
Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) with 8th Generation Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 dGPU with 2 GB GDDR5 graphics memory. Games will likely look good on Microsoft's 13.5-inch and 15-inch PixelSense displays: the former runs at 3,000 x 2,000, while the latter steps it up to 3,240 x 2,160. They also support the Surface Pen and Surface Dial for increased interaction and control options.
Designed for exceptional accuracy, comfort, and control, the new Surface Precision Mouse helps you stay in your flow with flawless scrolling and three customizable thumb buttons. The mouse supports Windows 10 PCs, macOS, older Windows operating systems, and Android phones. That apart Microsoft seems to have retained the focus on creators and is thus releasing the laptop with a new version of the Windows 10 Creators update.
Pre-orders start November 9 and ship the following week.