Microsoft Introduces New Surface Book 2

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft has unveiled its most powerful Surface laptop to date, the Surface Book 2.

The latest version of the Microsoft laptop line boasts new processors, new graphics cards and slightly tweaked design. It also offers competition to Apple’s line of premium notebooks.

The Surface Book 2 upgrades to the eighth-generation Intel processors. The 13-inch comes with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 with 2GB of graphics memory, while the 15-inch has the GTX 1060 with 6GB of graphics memory. But, there are various configuration options, with prices for the 13-inch model starting at $1,499, and at $2,499 for the 15-inch version.

The unique Surface Book hinge is back again, but revamped a bit. Sturdier than before, it is design to increase the horizontal depth of the base of the laptop, necessary because the screen’s weight. Once again, its detachable and gives the user the ability to use it as a standalone tablet.

Overall, the 15-inch comes in a just 4.2 pounds, while the 13-inch weighs just 3.38.

Also, Microsoft says it can handle nearly any PC games at 1080p, 60 FPS, making it a capable gaming laptop as well.

Pre-order for the Microsoft Surface Book 2 begins November 9, with shipping to start November 16.