Microsoft used its special event in New York two days ago (126 October) to unveil Surface Book 2 and another Surface device. Here is everything you need to know about the new convertible laptop.

Release Date

Those who are excited to get their hands on the new computer might need to wait until the second week of November, on the tenth to be exact, when it finally hit the shelves. But certainly, US consumers can already make a pre-order today. It is still to be confirmed if this applies to the UK though.

Price

Microsoft has announced the pricing, and for the US release, the device has a starting price of $2,399 for the model with 8GB-RAM and 256GB storage. The price increases as RAM and storage increase. It is priced respectively at $2,799 for 16GB RAM and 512GB model, and $3,299 for 16GB RAM and 1TB model. It is a bit pricey, but it would worth if you need that extra battery life.

Meanwhile, the original price of the Surface Book has been discounted by $194, signaling the arrival of the new device.

Specs and Features

It appears that Microsoft didn’t change anything about the original Surface design. Surface Book 2 features a Dynamic Fulcrum Hinge and a detachable 13.5 touchscreen. There is nothing new in its general shape and size. What’s remarkably different however is its specs.

Surface Book 2 features boasts of doubled capabilities and a battery life increase of 30%. Thanks to its Intel Skylake Core i7 processor, upgraded GPU, second fan, and bigger battery. When use in laptop mode, the device can last for up to 16 hours, higher by 4 hours than the original model.

By the way, Surface Book 2 is officially called Surface Book i7 in reference to its powerful its seventh-generation processor. It is going to be competing with Apple’s MacBook Pro is unveiled in Cupertino today. Check this out for the comparison of the two laptops.