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What does the Microsoft Surface Book 2 look like?

 

Microsoft is set to release the Surface Book 2 13.5in in the UK, with the device now available for pre-order from the Microsoft Online Store or the ever-awkwardly-named CurrysPCWorld. To see what the Surface Book 2 looks like in detail, click on the images above.

The Surface Book 2 is Microsoft’s laptop-cum-tablet, with a detachable screen making the device less cumbersome to hold than flippy-flappy laptops when in tablet mode. The screen does still fully rotate, however, so if you can’t be bothered to detach the screen or want a nice stand for watching movies on the train/plane, you can do that too.

The device comes in four different price configurations (as listed below), starting from £1,499 inc VAT right through to a ludicrous £2,999 model. The cheapest configuration comes with an older seventh-generation Intel processor and internal graphics, while all the rest get the latest eighth-generation processor and a dedicated graphics GPU.

Other stores won’t start stocking the device until mid-February, so you will have to hold on if you’re hoping that the likes of Amazon will drive the price down.

£1,499 model

  • Dual-core Intel Core i5-7300U 2.6GHz/3.5GHz with Turbo Boost
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated graphics

£1,999 model

  • Quad-core Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz/4.2GHz with Turbo Boost
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics

£2,499 model

  • Quad-core Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz/4.2GHz with Turbo Boost
  • 16GB RAM
  • 512GB SSD
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics

£2,999 model

  • Quad-core Intel Core i7-8650U 1.9GHz/4.2GHz with Turbo Boost
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB SSD
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics

All models

  • 13.5 in 3,000 x 2,000 PixelSense display
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4
  • 2 x USB 3.1
  • 1 X USB-C
  • SDXC card reader
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2 x Surface Connect ports
  • 5-megapixel camera (front); 8-megapixel camera (rear)
  • Windows 10 Pro

 

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Barry Collins

Barry has scribbled about tech for almost 20 years for The Sunday Times, PC Pro, WebUser, Which? and many others. He was once Deputy Editor of Mail Online and remains in therapy to this day.

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