Microsoft Surface Book 2 a powerful yet portable smart device

KUALA LUMPUR: Microsoft announced that the Surface Book 2 will be available for pre-order in Malaysia at local Surface authorised retailers.

With the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete graphics options, the new Surface Book 2 is up to five times more powerful than its predecessor. Yet, the Surface Book 2 provides all-day battery life, supporting up to 17 hours of video playback.

For users that seek a powerful yet portable device, the Surface Book 2 (13.5 inch) weighs just slightly over 1.5kg, and is crafted from premium, lightweight materials that balances performance with size.

“At Microsoft, we continue to push boundaries in creating devices that offer performance and versatility. Surface Book 2 is the ultimate computing powerhouse, and will serve the needs of users who are searching for a device that takes productivity to the next level,” said Microsoft Malaysia chief marketing and operations officer Michal Golebiewski.

The Surface Book 2 is able to morph from a laptop into a powerful, lightweight tablet or even as a powerful studio for those who want a single device that can follow one from concept to sketch to creation.

The device has been redesigned so that users can have a smoother, faster detach of the screen with just a push of a button. In addition, the Surface Book 2 can be simply folded to activate Studio Mode to ink or sketch with the Surface Pen1 and Surface Dial.

Available in 13.5 inch or 15 inch, and featuring a stunningly vibrant and crisp PixelSense Display supporting multi touch, the Surface Book 2 empowers users to create the way they want – whether by inking, touch or conventional keyboard and mouse input.

For visual artists and creatives, the Surface Book 2 delivers almost seven million pixels onscreen, providing amazing pixel density on a digital canvas.

For users who require productivity on-the-go, Surface Book 2 ships with Windows 10 Pro and supports Microsoft Office apps. The device also brings a full array of ports, including USB-A, USB-C, and full-size SD reader so that it is easier to connect to other devices, accessories and memory cards.

With the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Surface Book 2 users can unleash their creativity with the new Photos app, as well as a new range of experiences that allows for creating and interactive with 3D objects.

The Fall Creators Update is also the best version of Windows for PC gamers, and coupled with the Surface Book 2, users can be sure that the device will be able to handle the most popular PC games at 1080p and 60 FPS – in some cases matching the graphics performance of game consoles like the Xbox One.

Starting from RM 6,899, the Surface Book 2 13.5 inch and 15 inch will officially launch on March 15, 2018.

 

Technical Specifications

Microsoft Surface Book 2

Available sizes: Surface Book 2 13 inch, Surface Book 2 15 inch

Display: 13.5 inch PixelSense Display, 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), 1600:1 contrast ratio, 10 point multitouch, 15 inch PixelSense Display, 3240 x 2160 (260 PPI), 1600:1 contrast ratio
10 point multitouch, compatible with next-generation Surface Pen

Available models: Intel Core i7-8650U with 4.2GHz Max Turbo, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD, Intel Core i7-8650U with 4.2GHz Max Turbo, 16GB RAM and 512GB PCIe SSD, Intel Core i7-8650U with 4.2GHz Max Turbo, 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD, Intel Core i5-7300U with 3.2GHz Max Turbo, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU, Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory

Windows operating system: Ships with 64-bit Windows 10 Pro (Windows Creators Update)

Dimensions: Intel Core i5 – 312mm x 232mm x 13mm–23mm, Intel Core i7 – 312mm x 232mm x 15mm–23mm/343mm x 251mm x 15mm–23mm

Battery: Up to 17 hours of battery life, up to five hours of battery life in Tablet Mode

Wireless: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Xbox Wireless built in (for Surface Book 2 15 inch inch only)

Ports: 2x USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen1), 1x USB Type-C w/ video, power in/out and USB 3.1 (Gen1) data, Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II), headphone jack (3.5mm), 2x Surface Connect ports (1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base)

Security: TPM 2.0 hardware chip for enterprise security, Common Criteria (CC) EAL4+, FIPS 140-2 Level 2, Windows Hello face sign in

Cameras: 5.0MP 1080p video @30FPS (front), 8.0MP 1080p video @30FPS with auto-focus (rear)

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