“Powerhouse Performance” is the keyword Microsoft gave for its new Surface Book 2 hybrid laptops. In 2015 when the first generation of Surface Book 2 was released, it featured a really slick and beautiful body, a detachable screen and some desktop-worthy specifics. The next generation of Surface Book 2 laptops is coming later this year (or early next year) and is one that cannot be overlooked.
The Surface Book 2 now comes in 13-inch and 15-inch options and with more powerful GPUs. Previously, the Surface Book was housing a Nvidia GTX 965M which is now replaced with GTX 1050 and GTX 1060 GPUs. This really steps up the game for laptops by Microsoft since it could as well be a gaming laptop and not only a really powerful workstation.
The GTX 1060 Ti GPU can be found only on the 15-inch version of Surface Book 2 since it would be too loud for its smaller version to house it. The new Surface Book 2 laptops also feature i5 and i7 CPUs, which will be the new 8th gen ones as announced on their page and 256GB to 1TB SSD Hard Drive.
On its preorder page (which starts on November 11th) the description reads:
- Available in 13.5” or 15” PixelSense Display
- High-speed Intel processors (dual-core and quad-core available)
- Blazing NVIDIA graphics performance
- Up to 17 hours of battery life
- New USB-C port
- Starting at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard
- Runs Window 10 Pro
Surface Book 2 is a powerful workstation which can be used in any way you like. You can use it as a laptop, a drawing pad, a tablet or a viewing screen to provide you assistance with anything. It can also be paired with the Surface Pen and Surface Dial if you need it for Adobe-like projects. We shouldn’t deny though its gaming power. The GPUs will make the Surface Book 2 a really competitive gaming laptop, which can also work with Microsoft’s new Windows Mixed Reality Gear.
The Surface Book 2 release date is not yet stated but its pre-order will be available from November 11th, starting at $2500.