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Microsoft Updates Its Premium Laptop Line with Surface Book 2

by | Oct 19, 2017 | Laptops

In case you missed it from the wave of Google Pixel 2 reviews, Microsoft has unveiled today the all-new Surface Book 2. It’s an update to their premium laptop line, which was met with rightfully positive reception when it was released some time ago. And if the announced specs deliver, it looks like it will be much like its older brother, the Surface Book—dandy and oh-so strong.

The laptops are available in two sizes: a 13-inch and a 15-inch model, both carrying 8th-gen Intel processors and a choice between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 drivers, making it perfect for content creators like this writer. If you’re anyone whose daily load involves video editing and light gaming, this laptop might be a good choice if you’re in the market for one.

Microsoft says the Surface Book 2 is five times more powerful than its predecessor, much power they say they’ve packed in without the expense of battery life. According to Microsoft, the battery in their new laptop lasts 70% longer than the latest iteration of Macbook Pros. And while they’re at it, the Surface Book 2 isn’t losing any points in the looks department. It’s still lightweight, slick, and premium-looking like the original Surface Book.

Here are the specs off both the 13-inch and 15-inch models of the Surface Book 2.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Specs

Microsoft Surface Book 2 13″ specs:

  • 13.5-inch PixelSense display @ 3000 x 2000 pixels, 267ppi
  • Intel Core i5-7300U with Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Intel Core i7-8650U with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, 2GB VRAM
  • 8GB/16GB RAM
  • 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 5MP front-facing HD camera
  • 8MP rear-facing autofocus camera
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Surface Connect
  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • 342.9 x 250.7 x 22.9mm
  • 1.53kg

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15″ specs:

  • 15-inch PixelSense display @ 3000 x 2000 pixels, 267ppi
  • Intel Core i7-8650U with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 6GB VRAM
  • 16GB RAM
  • 256GB/512GB/1TB SSD
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 5MP front-facing HD camera
  • 8MP rear-facing autofocus camera
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • Surface Connect
  • Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
  • 312.2 x 132.2 x 22.9mm
  • 1.9kg

Surface Book 2 Price and Release Date in the Philippines

No word from Microsoft yet on when the Surface Book 2 will arrive in the Philippines—if at all—and how much. However, it will be available for pre-order in the U.S. come November 9th. Pricing for the Surface Book 2 starts at $1,499 (~Php77k) for the 13-inch model, and $2,499 (~Php129k) for the 15-inch.

You Can Now Buy A Microsoft Surface Book 2 in the Philippines

Source: Microsoft // Featured Image: Engadget

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Armando Dela Cruz

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