1Surface Book 2 Delivers Big Power Boost With Intel Core i7 Processor
Microsoft’s Surface Book is widely viewed as a versatile computer that can serve as a workhorse for business users or consumers who want a high-powered general-purpose hybrid PC. The new Surface Book 2 takes several cues from its predecessor, including the hybrid design that allows it to be used as a notebook or a tablet. But the Surface Book 2 is getting a power boost from the eighth-generation “Coffee Lake” Intel Core i7processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics. Microsoft is also adding a model that has a 15-inch diagonal screen and a battery that provides nearly a full day of life. Read on to learn more about Microsoft Surface Book 2.
2Surface Book 2 Maintains Hybrid Notebook-Tablet Design
3Microsoft Adds a New Model With 15-Inch Diagonal Screen
The Surface Book 2 has two screen sizes: a 13.5-inch model featuring a 3,000-by-2,000-pixel resolution and a 15-inch version with 3,240-by-2,160-pixel resolution. Both screens have 10-point multitouch support and 3:2 aspect ratios. They’re not the highest-end displays on the market, but they should do fine.
4Choose Between Intel Core i7 and i5 Processors
Microsoft is offering different processor options depending on the customer’s budget. At the lower end is the seventh-generation Intel Core i5, which has up to a 3.5GHz clock speed. Also available is the eighth-generation Intel Core i7 with four cores and up to a 4.2GHz clock speed. The Intel Core i5 is only available in the smaller, 13.5-inch version.
5Nvidia GeForce GTX Drives Graphics
6Microsoft Is Promising Long Battery Life
The promised battery life for the Surface Book 2 is impressive. According to Microsoft, the batteries will offer up to 17 hours of video playback before they need to be recharged. It’s worth noting that Microsoft’s battery life test was done on an Intel Core i5 version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
7It Ships With Windows 10 Pro Creators Update
8It Ships Ready For Wireless Internet Connections
9Microsoft Bolstered Security With a TPM 2.0 Chip
10There Are Plenty of Ports
There’s no shortage of ports in the Surface Book 2. The device ships with two USB 3.0 ports and one USB-C. There’s also an SDXC card reader and two Surface Connect ports. Collectively, the ports should allow users to attach storage drives, monitors, simple accessories and more to enhance productivity.
11The 15-Inch Model Is Pricey
Microsoft doesn’t plan to release its Surface Book 2 models until Nov. 16. However, the company will begin taking orders for the machines Nov. 9. Prices will vary depending on the features users want, but the 13-inch model will start at $1,499 and the 15-inch model will start at $2,499.