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Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is real, and it’s 5 times faster than a strange Surface Book

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 aspires to repeat a strange Surface Book’s history, floating users away—only some-more so, with opening it claims to be five times greater than what a strange 2015 indication achieved. We got a tighten demeanour during a new hardware during a new press lecture and have all a information for we below. 

Not one, yet dual Surface Book 2 models

The fact that there is a Surface Book 2 is startling enough, let alone two: a inheritor to a strange 13-inch form factor, and a new 15-inch model. We spent some time with both, even detection what could be a initial opening numbers on Microsoft’s new beast.

How quick is it? Try 8th-generation Core fast. Microsoft sprang for an Intel Core i7-8650U to energy both many of a 13-inch and both of a 15-inch machines, and bundled them with what finished a Surface Book line famous: discrete, absolute Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 GPUs, mounted in a base. There’s even a initial for Microsoft—USB-C!—plus a next-generation Surface Pen and a poetic Surface Precision Mouse to spin it out.

No Surface is cheap, though, and you’ll compensate between $1,499 and $2,999 for a 13-inch Surface Book 2, and between $2,499 to a whopping $3,299 for a 15-inch model. You can preorder both on Nov 9 for shipments on Nov 16, with one catch: Microsoft’s 15-inch Cadillac of convertibles will ship only to U.S. customers, during slightest initially. 

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Mark Hachman / IDG

The new Surface Book 2 looks scarcely matching to a strange Surface Book, with a slick touchpad that seems about a same as a predecessor.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 specs and prices

Microsoft positions a Surface Book 2 as a appurtenance that that outpunches a import class. Where a Surface Pro inscription embodies mobility and a Surface Studio all-in-one is a digital easel for creativity, “this is a desktop,” Microsoft’s corporate clamp boss of devices, Panos Panay, went so distant as to call a Surface Book 2. “For many, this is expected a many performant desktop they’ve ever seen.”

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Panos Panay Mark Hachman / IDG

Microsoft’s Panos Panay shows off a Surface Book 2. Behind him on a right is Dona Sarkar, who heads adult a Windows Insider team.

As it has finished previously, Microsoft has also supposing options for consumers to select between opposite amounts of memory and SSD storage. Here are a options, according to Microsoft:

13-inch Surface Book 2:

  • 2.6GHz dual-core Core i5-7500U; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD: $1,499 
  • 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD; dGPU: $1,999
  • 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD; dGPU: $2,499
  • 1.9GHz quad-core Core i7-8650U 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD; dGPU: $2,999

15-inch Surface Book 2:

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