Microsoft announces Surface Book 2 (in two sizes)


Microsoft has finally introduced the Surface Book 2, the first true successor of Surface Book, which debut in 2015. It is still powerful and has a detachable display that can be used as a tablet. The company is offering two models: one with 13-inch display and the other with 15-inch display,and both are Windows Mixed Reality ready and equipped with up to Intel 8th gen Core processor and discrete graphics.

The 15" Surface Book 2 sports 3240 x 2160 resolution Pixel Sense touch  display, and is powered by Intel's 8th generation Core i7 8650U processor. It packs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GPU, 16GB RAM, and comes with storage options of 256GB, 512GB and 1TB SSD. Microsoft touts the Surface Book is twice as fast as the latest MacBook Pro, and offers more battery life.

It has 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, and includes two USB Type-A ports, a USB type-C port, Surface connect, Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11ac, SD card reader and headphone jack for connectivity. It also features support for Windows Hello face authentication, backlit keyboard, stereo speaker Dolby Atmos, and promises up to 17 hours of battery life on a single charge, and up to five hours of video playback in tablet mode.

The 13" Surface Book 2 flaunts 3000 x 2000 resolution Pixel Sense touch display, and will be offered in two models: 7th gen Intel Core i5 processor/ 8GB RAM/ GeForce GTX 1050 2GB GPU or Core i7 processor with 16GB RAM, with storage options of 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD. Other features are same as 15-inch model.

The Surface Book 2 supports S Pen, as well as the Surface Dial, while the 15" Surface Book 2 has built-in Xbox One wireless support, so that you can pair Xbox One controller and compatible headsets to play with no cords or additional dongles required.

Coming to the pricing, the 13" Surface Book 2 prices start at $1499 (Rs. 97,000), while the 15" model starts at $2499 (Rs. 1,62,000). They will be available for pre-order on November in the U.S via local Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com, and start shipping from December 16. 

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