After opening pre-orders for the new Surface Book 2 last week, the Microsoft Store is now selling the powerful 2-in-1 laptop in 20 markets. For the first time ever, the Surface Book 2 is available in two size options: a classic 13.5” model which is now available to purchase, and a new 15” model which is currently US only and will start shipping on November 30.
In the US, the base 13.5” model is priced at $1,499 and features an Intel 8th Gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Additional options include an Intel Core i7 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage, but you’ll have to pay $2,999 to max out the specs.
Compared to the first-generation Surface Book, this new model comes with a redesigned hinge that reduces bounce when you touch the screen, and the detach mechanism is also faster and more reliable. Additionally, the Surface Book 2 delivers up to 17 hours of battery life and it’s the first Surface device to feature a USB-C port (which doesn’t replace Microsoft’s Surface Connect port).
The new Surface Book 2 is currently the top-of-the-line Surface device, with the latest Intel dual-core and quad-core processors and the most powerful NVIDIA GPUs ever seen in a Surface device. Are you tempted to buy one, are you more interested in the cheaper Surface Pro or Surface Laptop? Let us know below.Further reading: Microsoft, Microsoft Store, Surface Book 2