Microsoft’s father of the Surface brand, Panos Panay, offered a sneak peek at Microsoft’s new flagship devices, featuring 13.5-inch and 15-inch models, and comparing them directly to Apples’s MacBook Pro, 13 and 15-inch models.
The top-of-the-line 15-inch Surface model with an 8th-generation Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 processor and a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU is five times more powerful than its predecessor. The 13.5-inch Surface model has a slightly less powerful GTX 1050 GPU and also offers a version without discrete GPU.
The Surface Book 2 display detaches for use as a tablet with one battery in the display and one battery in the base, which Microsoft claims features 17 hours of battery life.
The Surface Book 2 devices start at $1,499 and progress up to nearly $3,300 for a fully outfitted 15-inch device.
— ZDNet (@ZDNet) October 18, 2017
— The Verge (@verge) October 17, 2017
Surface Book 2 hands-on: The sequel we’ve been waiting for https://t.co/5Z2uLlnn0U
— Engadget (@engadget) October 17, 2017
Surface Book 2 embarrasses Apple and the MacBook Pro in a spec comparison:
— Windows Central (@windowscentral) October 18, 2017
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