Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-Inch, Late 2017) – Full Info

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)

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-Inch, Late 2017)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch, Late 2017). Photo from Microsoft.com.

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.

Specifications

AboutManufacturerMicrosoft
Official NameMicrosoft Surface Book 2 (2017)
TypeDetachable tablet computer
Form-factorTablet computer
NetworkTechnologyN/A
NoteNot support cellular connectivity
LaunchIntroducedOctober 17,  2017
ReleasedNovember 19, 2017
BodyDimensions12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51–0.90 inch (312 x 232 x 13-23 mm)
Weight3.38 lbs (1.53 kg) including keyboard
BuildMagnesium
Physical buttonsVolume, Power
KeyboardDetachable keyboard
SIMNo
DisplayTypePixelSense Display
Size13.5 inches
Resolution3000 x 2000 pixels
Aspect ratio3:2
Pixel Density~ 267 ppi
MultitouchYes
PlatformOSWindows 10
ArchitectureCoffee 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
MemoryMemory8 / 16 GB RAM
Storage256 / 512 GB, or 1 TB
CameraFrontWindows Hello face authentication 5.0MP camera with 1080p Skype HD video
Back8.0MP with 1080p video, autofocus
SoundLoudspeakerFront-facing stereo speakers with Dolby AudioTM Premium
MicrophoneDual microphones
CommsWLANIEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n/ ac
USB2 x USB type-A, 1 x USB type-C
Bluetooth4.1 LE
GPSNo
NFCNo
3.5mm jackYes
Headphone jackYes
Card readerFull-size SDXC card reader
Mini DisplayPortNo
– Surface Type Cover port
– 2 x Surface Connect port
FeaturesBatteryNon-removable Li-Ion battery, battery life: up to 17 hours
SensorsAmbient 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
MiscColorsSilver
PriceStarting at $1199
Warranty1-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

Miscellanea

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch, Late 2017) with accessories
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch, Late 2017) with accessories. Photo from Microsoft.com.
  • 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.
  • The Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch, Late 2017) is 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.

Links

Introducing the new Surface Book 2 [Video]

Video uploaded by Microsoft Surface on October 17, 2017

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