Recently, two new Surface Book 2 hybrid laptops were revealed by Window’s Devices head Panos Panay. The first model will feature a 13-inch display, while the second will be with a 15-inch screen. The news was confirmed before the launch of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17th.
Microsoft’s Surface products are getting popular with tremendous speeds as more and more people recognize them as their laptop of choice. The surface brand is trying to get into a market, currently being dominated by Apple.
The tech giant is quickly expanding the brand across multiple mobile devices such as the Surface Book, Laptop, Pro and even the desktop Surface Studio.
According to the company’s representatives, the $2,499 15-inch Surface Book 2 provides fascinating performance that’s five times more powerful than it’s predecessors. Panay believes that the laptop is capable of performing 4.3 trillion math operations per seconds.
Moreover, the Surface Book 2 provides up to 70% more battery life than a MacBook Pro of the same class. The performance of the new Surface Book is nothing like its predecessor, but the design is relatively the same as the original 13.5-inch laptop. The screen is with 3:2 aspect ratio, whereas it can be detached with the press of a button and then used alone, flipped around or used in “Studio Mode” for art.
The company states that there are about a thousand new parts in the new laptop. Microsoft’s engineers have recreated the entire hinge and attachment mechanism to provide a much neater experience.
The device is supported by an 8th generation Quad-Core i7 CPU, whereas the tablet doesn’t have a fan but cools passively thanks to the tiny grills implemented on the edge of the tablet. According to the company’s representatives, the Surface Book 2 has up to 17 hours of battery life. As a tablet device, it can work up to 5 hours without charge and then all you have to do is reattach it to the keyboard. The processor is backed up by a Nvidia GTX 1060 GPU and 6GB of RAM. From what we see, the Surface Book 2 is a perfect machine for gamers alike.
Now it’s up to you to decide which system you wish to purchase. The Surface Laptop is an elegant and high performing laptop with a powerful battery that’s suitable for working on the go. The Surface Book 2, on the other hand, is about providing the best possible performance.