Surface Book 2 Announced: Bigger Size, Up to a GTX 1060 and 2x More Powerful Than Latest MacBook Pro

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Microsoft has announced the latest and greatest variant of its premium notebook family and is calling it the Surface Book 2. While the size increase and specifications bump were guaranteed, there are other improvements made on the notebook that are just as important for the laptop to sell well. Yes indeed, this is a Windows 10 computing machine from Microsoft like you’ve never seen before and it looks like the tech giant might have finally done things right this time.

15 and 13-Inch Models of Surface Book 2 Released - Bigger Version Sports Intel’s 8th-Gen Processors, With 45% More Pixels Than MacBook Pro and up to 17 Hours Battery Life

According to Microsoft, both Surface Book 2 models have been designed for portability, performance and high battery life in a premium Windows 10 notebook. The company also states that the notebook is two times more powerful than the latest iteration of the MacBook Pro and is more than capable handling VR, video editing, and more.

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The PixelSense Display makes a return with multi-touch capabilities as well as the Surface Pen and Surface Dial providing support for both of these machines. Both Surface Book 2 models also radiate an astounding 7 million pixels, and with a crisp resolution, the notebook will be ideal for users who are professional content creators and want color accuracy and a large pixel base to work with.

The 15-inch model is also able to house a GTX 1060, making it ideal for intense gaming sessions, while the smaller notebook can house a GTX 1050. If you are interested in getting to know more about the hardware and feature details, they have been listed below for your convenience.

Surface Book 2 15-Inch Specifications

  • 3240 x 2160 resolution at 260 PPI
  • Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U at 4.2GHz ‘max turbo’ speed
  • 16GB RAM
  • 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD models to arrive soon
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, GPU with 6GB VRAM
  • 13.5 x 9.87 x 0.9 inches dimensions
  • 4.2 pounds with 1.8-pound tablet mode
  • Price: $2,499

Surface Book 2 13-Inch Specifications

  • 13.5-inch display with 3000 x 2000 resolution at 267 PPI
  • Intel dual-core i5-7300U with 8GB RAM (base model), with Intel Quad-Core i7-8650U at 4.2GHz ‘max turbo’ speed processor option
  • 16GB RAM
  • 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD models to arrive soon
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, GPU with 2GB VRAM (GPU will not be present in the i5 processor model)
  • 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.9 inches dimensions
  • 3.62 pounds (base model is 3.38 pounds), with 1.59-pound tablet mode
  • Price: starts from $1,499
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Key Features

  • 17 hours battery life in video playback (MacBook Pro has been rated for 10 hours battery life)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 2 USB-A port, 1 USB-C port (no Thunderbolt 3 support), with support for Surface connect
  • Dolby Atmos support for headphones
  • Backlit keyboard with 1.55mm travel
  • Availability

The Surface Book 2 will be available for pre-order starting November 9 in the United States and additional markets around the world. Delivery of both these products will start from November 16.

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