08 December 2017
Update : October 18th, 2017
Here's the pricing for every model of Surface Book 2 -
Surface Book 2 13-inch -
- 2.6GHz dual-core Core i5-7500U; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD: $1,499
- 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD; dGPU: $1,999
- 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD; dGPU: $2,499
- 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD; dGPU: $2,999
Surface Book 2 15-inch -
- 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD; dGPU: $2,499
- 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD; dGPU: $2,899
- 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD; dGPU: $3,299
You can preorder the Surface Book 2 on November 9 and the shipments will start on November 16.
Original Post (October 17th, 2017)
The Surface Book 2 has a gorgeous design and is powered by the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors. The 13.5 inches and 15 inches Surface Book has attractive displays with 3000×2000 and 3240×2160 pixels resolution respectively. Both the devices have 1600:1 contrast ratio and 10-finger multi-touch. Both the devices come with support for the "Next Generation" Surface Pen as well as the Surface Dial accessory.
The detachable laptop-plus-tablet has NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete graphics options. Microsoft says Surface Book 2 provides all-day battery life, with up to 17 hours of video playback. Both the devices support 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1. The Surface Book 2 has a rear-facing 8 MP still/1080p30 camera and a front 5MP still/1080p30 video camera with Windows Hello support. You can enjoy an amazing sound with Dolby Audio Premium stereo speakers. Microsoft has also added an array of integrated sensors including accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and ambient light.
The 13 inch Surface Book 2 weighs 3.38lbs and the 15” Surface Book 2 weighs at 4.2lbs, which makes it an ultra-portable device for frequent business travelers.
Microsoft claims that, “Surface Book 2 is up to five times more powerful than the original and is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro”.
Surface Book 2 comes with built-in Xbox One Wireless support on the 15”, so you can easily pair your Xbox One controllers and compatible headsets to play with no cords or additional dongles. The powerhouse is ready for Windows Mixed Reality Ultra, and users can connect a compatible headset and controller for apps to enjoy VR games.
The 13-inch Surface Book 2 is priced starting at $1,499 and the 15-inch is priced starting at $2,499. The Surface Book 2 will be available for pre-order from 9 November in the US and other global markets and will hit the shelves on November 16th.