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Microsoft Surprise Launches Surface Book 2

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Microsoft Surprise Launches Surface Book 2

Paul Briden 18/10/2017 - 8:57am

Microsoft has introduced two new Surface Book 2 hybrids in 13.5in and 15in sizes

Sneaky, sneaky Microsoft has simply quietly introduced a brand new type of its Surface hybrid tablet-laptop sequence, particularly the second one iteration of its Surface Book design, accurately referred to as the Surface Book 2.

That is an all-round update with a brand new design at the outdoor, and enhanced specifications and at the inside of. Microsoft has additionally taken steps to give a boost to the connectivity and battery efficiency, and the Surface Book 2 additionally is available in two measurement choices, in contrast to its predecessor.

As in step with present Surface designs, the entire theory is identical; it is necessarily a tablet contact show with the interior housed inside, coupled with a removable keyboard dock. Microsoft has advanced the keyboard design and enhanced the hinge to be a bit of extra user-friendly, and it will possibly connect the tablet frame going through both path.

The 2 sizes on be offering are 13.5in 3000x2000 pixel and 15in 3240x2160  pixel contact shows and each and every is suitable with Microsoft's present Surface equipment, just like the Surface Pen stylus.

Interior is bang up-to-date with each fashions working on Intel's top-tier chipsets. The 13.5in type has choices for an Intel seventh Technology Core i5-7300U Kaby Lake CPU or an Intel eighth Technology Core i7-8650U Espresso Lake CPU. The 15in handiest has get admission to to the latter.

At the GPU facet, each have more than one choices. For the 13.5in you are looking at both Intel HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake), Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Espresso Lake) or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB)

For the 15in type it is both Intel UHD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB).

Interior garage choices are 256GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD for each sizes, plus each and every has choices for 8GB or 16GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM.

Each and every has two USB-A 3.0 ports, in addition to one USB-C port, an SD card slot, a typical 3.5mm headphone jack, and, after all, the proprietary Surface connector.

As earlier than, the keyboard accommodates an important bite of the battery existence. Microsoft says the battery when the tablet is docked is excellent for 17 hours of video, however in case you get the show by itself in tablet mode it'll handiest closing 5 hours.

Directly to availability and pricing! The pre-order length will start on November 9, with delivery and wider availability from November 16. The bottom 13.5in type has an RRP of $1499, whilst the 15in type begins from $2499.

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