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Microsoft Surface Book 2

Microsoft Surface Book 2
$2,499.00
Brand: Microsoft
Category: Laptops
  • CPU: 3,5GHz Dual-core i5-7300U / 4.2GHz Quad-core i7-8650U
  • GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 620 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 / GTX 1060
  • RAM: 8GB / 16GB 1866Mhz LPDDR3
  • Storage: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Display: 13.5”/ 15" PixelSense
  • Battery: Up to 17 hours of video playback

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

8.4 4.2 1
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Price 8 / 10

Microsoft Surface Book 2 is the newest addition to the world of Microsoft laptops. Right off the bat, you’ll notice it is shiny and silver. If you were hoping for a black laptop, Microsoft has disappointed you once again – no more colors are available. There is a lot you’ll be getting in this one, and Microsoft Surface Book 2 will give you a lot of possibilities. You get to choose a screen size – 13,5-inch or a 15-inch screen, depending on your needs. Whichever you choose – they will serve you well, as both sport a good resolution of 3000 x 2000 or 3240 x 2160, the difference is slight.

Now let’s talk about Microsoft Surface Book 2 specs that we welcome with both hands. The processor upgrade is long overdue. You’ll be getting the 7th or 8th generation of Intel’s dual-core i5 or quad-core i7 processors. When buying a 13,5” Microsoft Surface Book 2 they will let you choose between i5-7300U Dual-core 3.5GHz and  i7-8650U Quad-core 4.2GHz.The 15-inch model comes only with the i7 version of the processor. Graphics are up to par as well, sporting either Intel HD 620 graphics or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 in the smaller screen version. Bigger one sports a bit of an improvement, having NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 to run all your games or programs.

Some of the other Microsoft Surface Book 2 display features are – a 10-point multi-touch G5, and Microsoft promises a contrast ratio of 1600:1, and the aspect ratio of the screen is 3:2. An important thing to mentions is that Microsoft intended this laptop have a detachable screen. Now you’ll be able to use it as a standalone tablet! You’ll be losing a bit of graphical power while getting an ability to use pens to navigate, though. If it runs out of power, just reattach it to the keyboard for extra battery life and performance.

You might be wondering how much you’ll have to pay for this beauty? The price of Microsoft Surface Book 2 in smaller version starts at 1499$. For a 15-inch one, you’ll have to pay 2499$, as we mentioned. Microsoft Surface Book 2 has a design that looks great, no one can disprove that. A slightly bad thing is a  hinge when you reattach the screen – it’s a little wobbly if you were to change an angle. They obviously intended it as a competitor to Macintosh 15-inch MacBook Pro. What sets it apart is that it’s surely a decent gaming laptop. But not only that, it’s a powerful tool for all the artistic souls out there, feeling creative.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 features go a step further now – having both front and back-mounted camera. It is capable of recording 1080p video and having a decent size of 8MP on the rear and 5 MP on the back. It comes with 2x USB 3.0 A ports and one USB-C 3.0 port. You will find SD card reader is present along with 2 Surface Connect ports. Microsoft Surface Book 2 came up with 3 versions of an SSD disk for insane booting speeds, varying in storage size – 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB. They let you choose between 8GB or 16GB of RAM. In conclusion, whether you’re an avid gamer or a creative artist, this will fit all your needs.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 - Specs

Launch

  • Announced Date
    2017, October 17
  • Release Date
    Available. Released 2017, November 16
  • Launched

Body

  • Dimensions
    13,5", i5: (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm) / 13.5", i7: - (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm) / 15": (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
  • Weight
    13,5'', i5: 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard / 13,5'', i7: 3.62 lbs (1,642 g) including keyboard / 15'', i7: 4.20 lbs (1,905 g) including keyboard
  • Colors
    Casing: Magnesium, Body: Silver

Display

  • Display Type
    PixelSense™ Display
  • Size
    13.5” / 15”
  • Resolution
    3000 x 2000 (267 PPI) / 3240 x 2160, (260 PPI)
  • Display Features
    10 point multi-touch G5, Contrast ratio: 1600:1, Aspect ratio: 3:2

Performance

  • Chipset
    13,5'': 7th Gen Intel® Core™, 8th Gen Intel® Core™ / 15'': 8th Gen Intel® Core™
  • CPU
    i5-7300U Dual-core 3.5GHz Max Turbo / i7-8650U Quad-core, 4.2GHz Max Turbo / i7-8650U Quad-core 4.2GHz Max Turbo
  • GPU
    Intel® HD Graphics 620 integrated / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 discrete 2GB GDDR5 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 discrete 6GB GDDR5
  • RAM
    8GB 1866Mhz LPDDR3 / 16GB 1866Mhz LPDDR3
  • Storage
    SSD: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB PCIe

Platform

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit Office 30-day trial

Camera

  • Primary
    8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
  • Secondary
    5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • Flash
  • Video
    1080p HD video
  • Camera Features
    Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

Communication

  • WLAN
    Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible / Xbox Wireless built-in (15” only)
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
  • NFC
  • Radio
  • USB
    2x USB type-A (version 3.1 Gen 1), 1x USB type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
  • Ports
    3.5mm headphone jack, 2x Surface Connect ports, Full-size SD™ card reader, Compatible with Surface Dial on and off-screen interaction

Battery

  • Capacity
    Depends on Use, Up to 17 hours of video playback
  • Removable
  • Fast Charging

Sound

  • 3.5mm Jack
  • Loud Speaker
  • Features
    Dual microphones, Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium, Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones

Other Features

  • Sensors
    Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
  • Optical Drive
    No

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Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

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  • Design 10 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Performance 10 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Price 8 / 10
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  1. Barica Scott

    9.0 4.5 5

    Just the laptop I needed

    I'm in the art business myself, and I do find myself using tablets with pens to draw, write and sketch things up. Microsoft Surface Book 2 was just the right thing for me – detachable and with enough battery to last me a creative spurt session. But on the other hand, it has top-notch peripherals so I can make digital drawings fast and easy, or render in 3D programs. I'd recommend it to everyone that's into art or a Photoshop fanatic.

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