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Surface Book 2 models are now available for order

Surface Book 2 is now available for orders from Microsoft Store. The all-new Surface Book 2 comes with 8th generation Intel processor and it is three times more powerful than the original Surface Book according to Microsoft. The new laptops can give you up to 17 hours of battery life. Also, it’s powerful enough to run the professional-grade software and play PC games.

Surface Book 2

Description

• High-speed Intel processors (dual-core and quad-core available)

• Up to 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics

• Up to 17 hours of battery life

• Powerful enough to run professional-grade software and play PC games

• New USB-C port

• Starting at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard

• Runs Windows 10 Pro

You can buy Surface Book 2 in the US from here.

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Surface Book 2 Pre-orders are now available

Surface Book 2 is now available for pre-orders from Microsoft Store. You can pre-orders the laptop in both the US and the UK. The all-new Surface Book 2 comes with 8th generation Intel processor and it is three times more powerful than the original Surface Book according to Microsoft.

Surface Book 2

Description

• High-speed Intel processors (dual-core and quad-core available)

• Up to 1060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics

• Up to 17 hours of battery life

• Powerful enough to run professional-grade software and play PC games

• New USB-C port

• Starting at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard

• Runs Windows 10 Pro

You can pre-order Surface Book 2 in the US from here and in the UK from here.

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Surface Book 2 announced with 8th Gen Intel CPU, NVIDIA 1060 and USB Type-C

Microsoft today announced Surface Book 2 which now come in two sizes with a 13.5-inch and new 15-inch version. The new laptop features 8th Gen Intel quad-core processors and either a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (13.5 inch) or GTX 1060 (15 inch).

The Surface Book 2 can give you up to 17 hours of battery life. Both Surface Book 2’s come with USB Type-C 3.1 instead of a mini DisplayPort. However, only the 15-inch Surface Book 2 features built-in Xbox Wireless support letting users connect an Xbox game controller using the native protocol. The 13-inch Surface Book 2 can utilize the newer Xbox One S controller via Bluetooth instead.

Microsoft says it is completely rebuilt. Besides the refreshed hardware there are many smaller changes:

  • Reworked fulcrum hinge — While Microsoft is keeping the gapped hinge, it has been rebuilt to be sturdier, and now both models can easily be opened with one hand.
  • Keyboard — The Surface Book 2 keyboard and trackpad both borrow from the Surface Laptop’s design, with 1.55mm of key travel and the same overall response curve. There are also now dedicated keys for display brightness.
  • Display — Microsoft has improved the display with thinner materials and a higher contrast ratio, plus it fully supports that latest Surface Pen and Surface Dial on the display.
  • Improved audio — Surface Book 2 has reworked the speakers, which are now slightly more powerful but also take up less space
  • Front camera for Skype — Microsoft worked closely with the Skype team to make the front-facing camera work well with Skype.
  • Windows Mixed Reality ready — Both Surface Book 2’s support Windows Mixed Reality. A USB Type-C to HDMI adapter will let current head-mounted displays (HMDs) connect easily.

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Surface Book 2 full specifications

Model Surface Book 2 13-inch Surface Book 2 15-inch
Processor Core i5-7300U (3.2GHz)
Core i7-8650U (4.2GHz)
Core i7-8650U (4.2GHz)
Display size 13.5″ PixelSense Display
1600:1 contrast ratio
15″ PixelSense Display
1600:1 contrast ratio
Display resolution 3000 x 2000
3:2 aspect
267 PPI
3240 x 2160
3:2 aspect
260 PPI
RAM 8GB or 16GB 16GB
Native graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Discrete graphics Core i5: None
Core i7: NVIDIA GTX 1050 (2GB)
NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB)
Storage 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
Battery Up to 17 hours
Up to 5 hours in Tablet Mode
Up to 17 hours
Up to 5 hours in Tablet Mode
Power supply 39W (i5)
95W (i7) w/ Type-A charging port (5W)
95W w/ Type-A charging port (7.5W)
Wireless Marvel
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Marvel
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Xbox Wireless No Yes, built-in
Ports Two USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen1)
One USB Type-C w/ video, power in/out and USB 3.1 (Gen1) data
Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II)
Headphone jack (3.5mm)
Two Surface Connect ports (1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base)
Two USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen1)
One USB Type-C w/ video, power in/out and USB 3.1 (Gen1) data
Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II)
Headphone jack (3.5mm)
Two Surface Connect ports (1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base)
Audio Stereo Speakers w/ Dolby Audio Premium
Windows Sonic for Headphones
Dolby Atmos for Headphones compatible
Stereo Speakers w/ Dolby Audio Premium
Windows Sonic for Headphones
Dolby Atmos for Headphones compatible
Security TPM 2.0 hardware chip
Common Criteria (CC) EAL4+, FIPS 140-2 level 2
Windows Hello face sign-in
TPM 2.0 hardware chip
Common Criteria (CC) EAL4+, FIPS 140-2 level 2
Windows Hello face sign-in
Dimensions 312 mm x 232 mm x 15-23 mm (L x W x D)
12.3 in x 9.14 in x 0.59 to 0.90 in
343 mm x 251 mm x 15-23 mm (L x W x D)
13.5 in x 9.87 in x 0.57 to 0.90 in
Weight i5 total: 1,533 g (3.38 lbs)
i7 total: 1,642 g (3.62 lbs)
Tablet: 719 g (1.59 lbs)
Total: 1,905 g (4.20 lbs)
Tablet: 817 g (1.80 lbs)
Sensors Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Cameras 5.0MP 1080p video at 30 FPS (front)
8.0MP 1080p video at 30 FPS with auto-focus (rear)
5.0MP 1080p video at 30 FPS (front)
8.0MP 1080p video at 30 FPS with auto-focus (rear)
Windows Hello IR Camera IR Camera
Price Starts at $1,499 Starts at $2,499
Availability November 16, 2017
Preorders: November 9, 2017
November 16, 2017 (U.S.)
Preorders: November 9, 2017

The new Surface Book 2 laptops start at $1,499 for the 13-inch model and $2,499 for the 15-inch version. Both are expected to launch on November 16 in the U.S.