After previously being available to preorder Microsoft has this week started shipping the new Surface Book 2 making it available from online and high street retailers. The new Microsoft Surface Book 2 is available in a couple of configurations with either a 13.5 or 15 inch PixelSense display powered by either dual or quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core processors supported by 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics if your budget can stretch. The integrated rechargeable battery is capable of providing up to 17 hours from a single charge and as you might have already guessed the Surface Book 2 comes preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 10 Professional operating system. Other features include the ability to install up to 16GB of RAM and sports the latest USB-C technology
Microsoft explains the major features of the new Microsoft Surface Book 2 :
It has amazing battery life – Surface Book 2 goes where you go and keeps up with up to 17 hours of battery life2 (or up to 5 hours on the detached tablet). That’s up to 70% longer than a MacBook Pro 13-inch or 15-inch. With the power slider in Windows 10 (click on the battery icon) you can optimize either for peak performance or longer battery life. And, if you don’t have your Surface power cord, you now have the option to charge via USB-C using a compatible charger.
It plays hard –With an optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory, you’re going to love gaming on Surface Book 2. Our team has been playing Gears of War 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 – both graphically intense games – at 1080p and 60 FPS and they look amazing on the PixelSense display. The 15-inch model even includes Xbox Wireless built-in so you can pair Xbox One Accessories and play wherever you want. Surface Book 2 is also ready for Windows Mixed Reality. Connect a compatible Windows Mixed Reality headset and controllers to experience the most immersive gaming and VR experiences with 100+ degrees view field and 90hz refresh rate.
It’s a creator’s dream – Whether you’re a game developer, digital artist, designer, 3D-modeller, AI developer, photographer, or video guru, Surface Book 2 is what you need to create the amazing. You’ll have all the power you’ll need to run full versions of the software you depend on, a beautiful PixelSense display and awesome keyboard and trackpad. Beyond these, Surface Book 2 lets you create and edit with the optional Surface Pen3, featuring 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt and on-screen use of the Surface Dial3 The ink experience even extends to Office 3653 , where we’ve done a ton of work as a company to make sure your work really comes to life.
It’s incredibly versatile – The original Surface Book made waves with its detachable screen, and these new devices continue to offer unmatched versatility. Use Surface Book 2 as a traditional laptop or disconnect the tablet to experience the freedom of the thinnest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 PC available. Turn the screen around and re-attach it for view mode, a great way to share ideas or watch movies at 30,000 feet. Close the device with the screen exposed and your Surface Book 2 becomes a powerful, portable Studio angled just right for drawing and using Dial. Surface Book 2 also includes a full array of ports – two full-size USB 3.1, USB-C, an SD card reader, Surface Connect ports in both the base and tablet and a 3.5mm headset jack.
Surface Book 2 Specifications include :
– High-speed Intel processors (dual-core and quad-core available)
– Up to 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics
– Powerful enough to run professional-grade software and play PC games
– Starting at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard
– Exceptional care and support at Microsoft Store
– 30-day returns | Free training | In-store support | Phone technical support
– 15″ Display i7 256GB i7 512GB Book 2 – Ships by 11/30
– 15″ Display i7 1TB Book 2 – Ships by 12/15