Microsoft presented Surface Book second generation. The laptops come in two sizes 13 and 15 inches. Either is equipped with high-resolution PixelSense displays. The company proudly announced that Surface Book 2 is the most powerful notebooks that they ever released.


It took the flexible mount and detachable keyboard from its predecessor, so the device can be used in a tablet mode as well as a notebook. Needless to say that the screen has multi-touch capability. The 13-inch version has 3000 x 2000 resolution, which amounts to 267 PPI (pixel per inch). The “big brother’s” resolution is 3240 x 2160 pixels with pixel density 260 PPI.


The highest configuration of both sizes houses the 8th generation of Intel processor, i7-8650U, which has 4 cores working at 1.9GHz (4.2GHz with TurboBoost). Hyper-Threading allows splitting those cores into 8 virtual cores to handle multi-core processing with greater ease. Plenty of memory provided and it is available in 8GB or 16GB RAM. As for the storage, PCIe SSD of 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB can be utilised. However, the graphics will vary on the model. The 13-inch Surface Book 2 uses Intel HD Graphics 620 or GeForce GTX 1050, while the 15-inch model has a slight advantage of GeForce GTX 1060 chip.


Whoever desires Surface Book 2 will have to pay between £1200 and £1900 depending on configurations. As it is not the cheapest price to pay, you may want to consider some help selling your old computer.

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