Very occasionally one lays eyes on a svelte and stylish piece of technology, read its internal specifications, compare it to other obtainable products and compute it shouldn’t be available to purchase for a good number of years. Microsoft’s 15” Surface Book 2 is such an item – thanks to its thin and lightweight frame, incredible PixelSense display, 8th generation Intel i7 Processor, 16GB RAM and a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, it doesn’t just beat the complacent competition – it destroys them.
Ready for anything
Combining the versatility of a tablet with the performance of a high-end laptop, the 15” Surface Book 2 is five times more powerful than the original Surface Book and twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro (Q4 2017). Don’t worry about the usual sacrifice of premium power meaning sub-par battery life – the 15” Surface Book 2 can provide you with up to 18 hours of video playback, while its detachable 13.5” PixelSense, 10-point, multi-touch and ink, capacitive screen guarantees to dazzle you with true-to-life colours with high contrast and low glare.
When you want to use the device as a tablet to read, watch or shop you can simply detach it like a clipboard from the keyboard or rotate and re-attach it to focus solely on the 15-inch touch screen.
Eighth-Generation Intel Core Processor
Designed to handle the most demanding creative tasks without sacrificing battery life, the Surface Book 2 has an eighth-generation Intel Quad-Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM to let you tackle anything you throw at it. Use it to shoot videos and edit them using Premier Pro for precision and easy use.
NVIDIA's GeForce® GTX 1060, with 6GB of dedicated memory, features a range of impressive technologies, along with being DirectX compatible. The GTX 10-Series provides up to 3x the performance of previous-generation graphics cards.
DirectX 12 provides you with amazingly fast performance by simultaneously utilizing all the cores of your multicore CPU. It also raises the amount of processes that can be sent to your graphics card, so computations are completed quicker – meaning your games play better. The 15” Surface Book 2 also has Xbox Wireless built-in, providing you with low-latency and high-quality wireless gameplay.
Solid State Drive
The handy 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD) gives you the capacity to store your documents and media, while ensuring quicker and reliable access to your files and programs. SSDs are far faster than regular hard drives. Ingeniously, SSDs don't use moving parts to work, which makes them far more dependable and also quieter.
Windows 10 Pro
The Surface Book 2 is set up with Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit to give you access to all of your favourite apps and an improved navigation. Providing an instant start up, quick movement between applications, prompts for available updates and personalised experience, Windows 10 Pro is an expert at delivering the everyday with an individual touch, featuring Hello to quickly log on and Cortana to learn what is important to you and retrieves relevant updates when needed. The Pro version also lets you run Adobe Creative Cloud, Citrix, AutoCAD or Visual Studio without a hitch to let you create the designs you want.
Photos, videos and sound
Featuring a 5-megapixel front-facing HD camera, dual microphones and front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium to make Skype calls to friends and family while you're on holiday and have video conferences with your colleagues on the other side of the world. The 8-megapixel autofocus rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording to capture all your magic moments.
Full suite of connections
The Surface Book 2 features the latest technology to help you connect with the rest of your technology. Built-in Wi-Fi that’s compatible with super fast 'ac’ routers will let you hook up to your home network and browse the internet at your leisure. Bluetooth 4.1 will let you wirelessly transfer data and stream media to other Bluetooth devices without draining your battery. Additionally, there’s 1 USB Type-C and 2 full size USB 3.0 ports, as well as an ultra-high-speed SD card slot will let you hook your Surface Book 2 up to other peripherals and storage devices.