Surface Book 2 News: Release Date, UK Price, Features & Specs
Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has five times the performance of the original, and the 15in model is now on sale in the UK. Here's what you need to know about the Surface Book 2 UK release date, price and specifications.
original Surface Book, which went on sale in February 2016, was Microsoft’s first proper laptop. That device was billed as the ultimate laptop, yet Microsoft has announced a new version that’s said to be five times faster, offers a 17-hour battery life (70 percent more than the MacBook Pro) and boasts a new USB-C port.
There are two models of the new Surface Book, one with a 13.5in screen and the other 15in, and each come in various processor, storage and memory combinations. You can read our initial impressions in our hands-on review.
The cheapest option is a 13.5in Surface Book 2 with a seventh-generation Intel Core i5 chip, while other models in the line-up run a latest-generation Kaby Lake Core i7-8650U.
With either 8- or 16GB of RAM and up to a terabyte of flash storage, the new Surface Book means serious business.
Many specifications are constant between the two Surface Book 2 models. The screen is naturally larger on the 15in model, which is obviously a little bigger and heavier overall, but each has the same processor, memory and storage options.
If you want the fastest graphics, though, the 15in model has a GTX 1060 chip with 6GB VRAM. (It’s this model that is reported to be five times faster than the original Surface Book.)
Surface Book 2 also comes with a free 30-day trial for Microsoft Office.