The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch, Late 2017) is the tablet/laptop hybrid with detachable display lid designed by Microsoft Inc. It features the 7th Gen and 8th Gen of Intel Core i5 and i7 and a spectacular SSD storage up to 1 TB. The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch, Late 2017) has four iterations. The two of them share the same amount of storage – 256GB, but the youngest model feature an Intel Core i5 CPU and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU. The other three versions are powered with the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 2GB of RAM. The RAM volume range between 8 and 16 GB.
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-Inch, Late 2017)
The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch, Late 2017) highlight is the detachable PixelSense display on proprietary Fulcrum Hinge. The display supports Surface Pen and Surface Dial, but they don’t come from the box. The wireless includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1 LE but no GSM or LTE. The ports include two USB 3.0 Type A, a USB Type-C, a UHS-II SDXC card reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack, two proprietary Surface Connect ports.
|Official Name||Microsoft Surface Book 2 (2017)|
|Type||Detachable tablet computer|
|Note||Not support cellular connectivity|
|Launch||Introduced||October 17, 2017|
|Released||November 19, 2017|
|Body||Dimensions||12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51–0.90 inch (312 x 232 x 13-23 mm)|
|Weight||3.38 lbs (1.53 kg) including keyboard|
|Physical buttons||Volume, Power|
|Resolution||3000 x 2000 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~ 267 ppi|
|Architecture||Coffee Lake revised|
|CPU||– 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300U dual-core processor, 3.5GHz Max Turbo|
– 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor, 4.2GHz Max Turbo
|GPU||– Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU|
– Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU
– NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB VRAM
|Memory||Memory||8 / 16 GB RAM|
|Storage||256 / 512 GB, or 1 TB|
|Camera||Front||Windows Hello face authentication 5.0MP camera with 1080p Skype HD video|
|Back||8.0MP with 1080p video, autofocus|
|Sound||Loudspeaker||Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby AudioTM Premium|
|Comms||WLAN||IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n/ ac|
|USB||2 x USB type-A, 1 x USB type-C|
|Card reader||Full-size SDXC card reader|
|– Surface Type Cover port|
– 2 x Surface Connect port
|Features||Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion battery, battery life: up to 17 hours|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer|
|Software||– Windows 10 Pro Creators Update|
– Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial
|– Surface Dial support|
– Enterprise- grade Security: TPM 2.0 chip
– Enterprise- grade protection: Windows Hello face sign-in
|Price||Starting at $1199|
|Warranty||1-year limited hardware warranty|
|– 90 days of free technical phone support|
– 12 months in-store support and technical assistance
– 1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance
- The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch, Late 2017) features a magnetic frame on the display to grip the Surface Pen.
- The Microsoft hybrid of the second generation has to compete not only with MacBook Pro but also with HP ZBook x2 Workstation.
- Available since November 19, 2017.
- Though the hybrid is meant for the creatives, the elder model features the Xbox One gaming support, that makes the Surface Book 2 also an entertainment center.
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