surface book 2 release date
Connectivity and cameras: Both Surface Book 2s include the expected connectivity options: 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 LE. of the product. Though the Surface Book 2 weighs more on paper, it didn’t feel substantially heavier in the hand. The kicker? “We’ve got you covered.”. Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 aspires to repeat the original Surface Book’s theme, blowing users away with raw performance—only this time around, Microsoft claims the Surface Book 2 offers five times greater graphics performance than what the original 2015 model achieved. There’s also a bit of a surprise: a USB-C port, a first for Microsoft’s computers. PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done. A “handed” mouse—and exclusively designed for righties, sadly—the Precision Mouse uses Bluetooth to connect. According to Pete Kyriacou, who heads the Surface team at Microsoft, the reason to forgo 4K was simple: battery life. We took a close look at the new hardware at a recent press briefing and have all the information for you below: the specifications, the pricing and release date, and even our first hands-on impressions (with video!) As PCWorld's senior editor, Mark focuses on Microsoft news and chip technology, among other beats. With Microsoft recently revealing the details for the Surface Book 3, we finally have a release date of June 5. The Surface Book's design was influenced by a goal to design a 2-in-1convertible tablet that could be folded like a laptop, and not require the keyboard to be heavier than the tablet portion in order to support and balance the tablet portion. Like previous members of the Surface family, the Book 2 has a pair of Surface connections, which it uses for power and I/O: one that connects the base to the tablet; and a second on the right of the tablet, for power or connecting to the Surface Dock. The Surface Book contained both front and rear cameras, and the 5MP front-facing camera (1080p video capable) and the 8MP rear-facing camera are the same as on the original Surface Book. The 13-inch Surface Book 2, compared against the larger 15-inch model. The Surface Book 2 reclines to the same angle as the original, officials said. Processor and graphics: As Intel rolled out its 8th-generation Core processors, many began to wonder when Microsoft would refresh the Surface Book with an 8th-gen Core chip. Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Behind him on the right is Dona Sarkar, who heads up the Windows Insider team. The latter is the most interesting, as it contains an integrated benchmark mode. What isn’t disappointing, though, is our first look at the Surface Book 2. That GTX 1060 is what provides five times more graphics performance than the original Surface Book, Microsoft says. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft’s Surface Book line is well overdue for an upgrade, and 2020 is bound to deliver one. The fact that there is a Surface Book 2 is surprising enough, but two is an unexpected bonus. “We’ve got you covered.”, From the outside, the 13-inch Surface Book 2 looks almost identical to the first Surface Book: At 12.3 x 9.14 inches, and 0.59 to 0.9 inches deep, the measurements are essentially identical. The 15-inch Surface Book 2 feels appropriately massive, though, giving the whole thing a sense of weight to match its under-the-hood performance. A pair of USB Type A ports are still on the left-hand side of the Surface Book 2. Surface Book 2 preorders started November 9 for shipments on November 16, with one catch: Microsoft’s 15-inch Cadillac of convertibles will ship only to U.S. customers, at least initially. The miniDisplayPort port that’s graced every Surface until now. Without the actual resolution numbers handy, we simply set the resolution to 3,000 x 2,000—-close to its maximum. Be sure to check back: We’ll be updating this page with more specific details as they arrive, and eventually a review. One of the Surface connectors is reserved for connecting the tablet and the base. Check back frequently, as we’ll compile all of the news about the Surface Book 2 here. Microsoft positions the Surface Book 2 as a machine that that outpunches its weigh class. Three buttons are on the side, with one on top. The Surface Book 2 launched in November 2017… More interesting is the new Surface Precision Mouse, a $99 mouse that reminds me of older mice like the Logitech M510. The 15-inch model, though, includes something special: integrated Xbox Wireless, so that an Xbox One or Xbox One X wireless controller can be connected to the Surface Book 2 for playing games.