Microsoft Surface Book 2 comes with powerful Intel processors and RAM

Microsoft Surface Book 2

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 is finally here guys! After almost two years since the release of its predecessor the Surface Book. The all-new Surface Book 2 houses powerful Intel processors, larger display and new graphics cards.

Design

I think Apple’s MacBook and Google’s PixelBook have finally found their match in Microsoft Surface Book 2 design-wise. Although you might not notice any major difference to its predecessor from afar, the Surface Book 2 is more solidly built and comes with a few design upgrades. Most noteworthy should probably be the hinge, which flips the display screen all the way to the back and forth. According to Microsoft, the hinge features ceramics.

Display

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Due to popular demand, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 now comes in two different sizes. The regular 13-inch unit and a bigger 15-inch for big screen lovers. The 13-inch has a screen resolution of 3,000 x 2,000 pixels, while the larger 15-inch boasts of 3,240 x 2,160 pixels. You can also detach the display and use it as a tablet if you wish.

See Also: Google PixelBook Specs Review and Price

Hardware And Software

According to Microsoft, the Surface Book 2 is two times more powerful than the Apple notebook. The 15-inch version offers latest 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, while the 13-inch comes with 7th-generation Intel Core i5.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 image

Becoming one of the most powerful laptops instantly, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 uses a more powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics solution with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory that will let you run highly demanding apps and games more efficiently. You also get up to 16GB of RAM, 1TB storage capacity and runs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 Pro.

Battery

Microsoft promises up to 5 hours of battery life when switched to tablet mode and watching videos and up to 17 hours video playback time.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Full Specs [ Surface Book 2 13.5-inch]

General Features

・OS: Windows 10 Pro
・Processor: Intel Core i7 Processor (up to quad-core), Intel Core i5 Processor
・GPU: Intel HD Graphics 620, 2GB graphic memory, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
・Memory: 8GB or 16GB RAM
・Colours: Silver
・Dimension: 312.4 x 232.2 x 22.7 mm
・Weight: 721g (Tablet mode)

Display & Keyboard

・Display: 13.5-inch PixelSense Touchscreen Display, 3000×2000 pixels (267ppi)
・Keyboard: Chiclet-style Keyboard (Detachable)
・Pointing Device: Glass Touchpad

Storage

・Built-in Storage: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
・Optical Storage: No
・Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

・Webcam: Yes, 8MP back camera and 5MP front camera (Both offers 1080p HDVideo)
・Windows Hello Face Authentication
・USB Ports: Yes, 2xUSB 3.1 ports (Type A), 1xUSB Type C
・HDMI: –
・DisplayPort: No
・VGA: No
・Ethernet (RJ-45): No
・SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
・Mic/Headphone: Yes
・WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 801.11 a/b/g/n/ac
・Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
・Mobile Broadband: No
・Surface Port: Yes

Other Features

・Surface Connect
・Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio
・Dual microphones, front and rear-facing
・Surface Pen
・Compatible with Surface Dial
・TPM 2.0 chip for Enterprise Security
・Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope

Battery

・Battery Capacity: –
・Use Time: up to 17 hours

Microsoft Surface Book 2 Full Specs [Surface Book 2 15-inch]

General Features

・OS: Windows 10 Pro
・Processor: 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor
・GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory
・Memory: 16GB RAM
・Colours: Silver
・Dimension: 343 x 251 x 15-23 mm
・Weight: 816g (Tablet mode)

Display & Keyboard

・Display: 15-inch PixelSense Touchscreen Display with 3240x2160pixels
・Keyboard: Chiclet-style Keyboard (Detachable)
・Pointing Device: Glass Touchpad

Storage

・Built-in Storage: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
・Optical Storage: No
・Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

・Webcam: Yes, 8MP back camera and 5MP front camera (Both offers 1080p HD Video),
・Windows Hello Face Authentication
・USB Ports: Yes, 2xUSB 3.1 ports (Type A), 1xUSB Type C
・HDMI: –
・DisplayPort: No
・VGA: No
・Ethernet (RJ-45): No
・SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
・Mic/Headphone: Yes
・WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 801.11 a/b/g/n/ac
・Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
・Mobile Broadband: No
・Surface Port: Yes

Other Features

・Surface Connect
・XBox Wireless built-in
・Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby audio
・Dual microphones, front and rear-facing
・Surface Pen
・Compatible with Surface Dial
・TPM 2.0 chip for Enterprise Security
・Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope

Battery

・Battery Capacity: –
・Use Time: up to 17 hours

Price And Availability

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 starts from $1,499 (N555,000) for the 13-inch version. $2,499 (N925,000) for the 15-inch version.

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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