Despite the fact that thethe updated hybrid laptops have almost completely retained the traditional design for the Surface Book, the power of the devices has increased several times. Announced Surface Book 2 models can now be purchased in two versions: with a 13.5-inch and 15-inch touch screen.
The youngest 13.The 5-inch Surface Book 2 model has a touch screen with a resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels and a pixel density of 267 ppi, a 2nd-generation Intel Core i5-7300U 7th generation processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD drive. There is also a more advanced equipment for this model with the 8th generation 4-core Core i7-8650U, 16 GB of RAM, a solid-state drive up to 1 TB and a discrete GeForce GTX 1050 video card with 2 GB of video memory. According to Microsoft, this model is 3 times more powerful than the original Surface Book laptop. The price of the basic configuration is $ 1,499, and for the advanced version the cost will increase to $ 1,999.
15-inch model Surface Book 2 is presentedonly in one version of a complete set. The resolution of the newbie touchscreen is 3240 x 2160 pixels (260 ppi). Inside are: a quad-core Intel Core i7-8650U with a clock speed of up to 4.3 GHz in Turbo Boost mode, 16 GB of RAM, a 256/512/1 TB SSD drive. This model is equipped with a discrete GeForce GTX 1060 video card with 6 GB of memory. There is support for controllers from Xbox One. The superiority of this model over the original Surface Book at Microsoft was rated 5 times. The initial price of the Surface Book 2 with a 15 inch screen is $ 2,499.
Both models are equipped with a detachable keyboard withbacklight, wireless adapters Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 4.1, slot for SD memory cards and stereo speakers with support for Dolby Audio Premium. On the back of the notebook is a 8 megapixel camera, and on the front - 5 megapixel, there is a 3.5-mm audio jack, two full-size USB ports and one USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 with a data transfer rate of 5 Gb / s). For charging, use the Surface Connect connector. The capacity of the battery was not announced, but Microsoft promised 17 hours of work without recharging in laptop mode or 5 hours in tablet mode. All modifications support working with the Windows Mixed Reality platform.
The company reported on improving the mechanism of workproprietary hinge due to which eliminated the existing minor fluctuations when touching the keyboard to the screen, so annoying users. Active cooling is now only available in the docking station with a keyboard.
Almost in a month, on November 16, Microsoft Surface Book 2 will go on sale, it will be possible to issue pre-order starting from November 9.