Microsoft today announced the next-gen Surface Book, the Surface Book 2.
The Surface Book 2 is fueled by the 8th generation of Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/1060 discrete graphics options for fluid and immersive experiences.
As per Microsoft,
Surface Book 2 is up to five times more powerful than the original and is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro.
This time Microsoft is launching Surface Book in different screen sizes – 13.5″ and 15″ PixelSense Display.
The PixelSense display delivers stunning, lifelike visuals from virtually any angle. Surface Book 2 also provides an all-day battery life – up to 17 hours of video playback. 70% more than the latest MacBook Pro.
The 13-inch Surface Book 2 weighs at 3.38lbs and the 15″ Surface Book 2 at 4.2lbs, which makes it ridiculously light for a mobile form factor.
Surface Book 2 adapts to the way you work and create. Draw or paint in Studio Mode using Surface Pen3 and Surface Dial.3 Render huge 3D files or edit 4K video in Laptop Mode. Watch videos and present in View Mode. Or, detach the screen to Tablet Mode and collaborate on the fly.
The 15″ Surface Book 2 display delivers almost 7M pixels – 45% more than the MacBook Pro.
On the connectivity front, Surface Book 2 has a USB-A port, NEW USB-C port, and full-size SD card reader which makes it easy to connect other devices, accessories and memory cards.
Surface Book 2 Specifications
Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit
13.5” (i5) 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51–0.90 in. (312.00 x 232.00 x 13.00–23.00 mm)
13.5” (i7) 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.59–0.90 in. (312.0 x 232.00 x 15.00–23.00 mm)
15” (i7) 13.50 x 9.87 x 0.59–0.90 in. (343.00 x 251.00 x 15.00–23.00 mm)
13.5”: Starting at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard
15”: Starting at 4.2 lbs (1,905 g) including keyboard
|Storage4||Solid state drive (SSD) options: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB|
Screen: 13.5” PixelSense Display
Screen: 15” PixelSense Display
||Up to 17 hours of video playback1|
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U (quad-core) with up to 4.20 GHz Max Turbo
7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300U with up to 3.50 GHz Max Turbo
13.5”: Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU, Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU, or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB VRAM
15”: Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB VRAM
HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
|Memory||8GB or 16GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3|
Bluetooth: BT4.1 LE
Xbox Wireless built-in (15” only)
2 USB 3.0 Type A
UHS-II SDXC card reader
3.5mm headphone jack
2 Surface Connect
|Cameras, video, and audio||
Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video
Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Ambient light sensor
|What’s in the box||
Surface Book 2
Quick start guide
Safety and warranty documents
|Warranty||1-year limited hardware warranty|
Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store
30-day return policy
90-day free technical phone support
12 months in-store support and technical assistance
Free training session and Surface device health check
Pricing and Availability
Surface Book 2 13″ along with Surface Book 2 15″ will be available for pre-order beginning November 9th in the United States and additional markets around the world at the local Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com. Shipments will begin on November 16th.