Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Surface Book 2 coming to all Surface markets

Surface Book 2 coming to all Surface markets

Today, however, Microsoft has announced that it will now be expanding the availability of the larger model to 17 new markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For those of you who have been waiting for Surface Book 2 to come to your market, the wait is over. It runs on Windows 10 and company claims a battery life of up to 17 hours. The 15-inch notebook is only available in Core i7-8650U with Intel UHD Graphics 620 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) GPU. The original Surface Book was launched in 2015, but India was left off the grid of countries that would get the device.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 also supports Surface Pen with tilt and 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

"Later in the year, 13-inch and 15-inch Surface Book 2 will be rolled out to China, Hong Kong and India, among others", Microsoft wrote in a blog post on Wednesday. Both the Surface Book 2 13-inch and Surface Book 2 15 inch models will be available for purchase.

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Later today pre-orders for the Surface Book 2 (15-inch) will open in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The 15-inch model weighs in at 1.9 kg and is heavier than the 13-inch variant. Like its predecessor, Surface Book 2 can instantly transform from a laptop to a digital canvas to a sleek tablet, unleashing your creativity.

For people not interested in gaming, the specs of the 15in Surface Book 2 make it a decent mobile powerhouse that should be able to handle video editing and intensive photo tweaking with suitable aplomb. Connectivity ports include a set of standard USB ports and a USB-C.

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