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Microsoft Unveils $1,500 Surface Book 2 With Outstanding 17-Hour Battery Life
By Izza Sofia, 18 Oct 2017
Two years after introducing the Surface Book, Microsoft has officially unveiled its sequel.
Surface Book 2 packs “the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete graphics options” which Microsoft says makes it up to five times faster than the original Surface Book and “twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro.”
Surface Book 2 comes in both 13-inch and 15-inch sizes that weigh 3.38-pounds and 4.2-pounds, respectively. The all-day battery life allows for up to 17 hours of video playback, reportedly 70% more than the aforementioned MacBook Pro. All of this is in turn packed into an undeniably light laptop.
The Surface Book 2 with the 15-inch display comes with a 3240 x 2160 pixel display which gives you a 260 PPI pixel density. It comes with the top end 8th gen Intel Core i7 8650U quad-core processor, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics solution with 6 GB VRAM. The 15-inch Surface Book 2 comes in three SSD storage variants: 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB.
The 13-inch variant has a 3000 x 2000 pixel display with a 267 PPI pixel density. While the base model comes with a 7th gen Intel Core i5 7300 U processor with 8 GB RAM, the higher end variant sports an 8th gen Intel Core i7 8650U processor with 16 GB RAM. Just like its elder sibling, you get three storage variants. It houses an Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU with 2 GB VRAM.
Microsoft’s 13-inch and 15-inch Surface Book 2 (starting at US$1,499) will be available for pre-order in the US beginning 9 November 2017 through your local Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com. Delivery is scheduled for 16 November 2017.
[via Anand Tech, images via Microsoft]
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